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Courses - Spring 2024
BUSO
Online MBA Program
Open Seats as of
05/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
BUSO601
Corporate Finance I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSO602.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Introductory course in corporate financial management. The course outlines the financial concepts and techniques used to evaluate corporate decisions. The topics include the time value of money, valuation of common securities, capital budgeting methods, and discounted cash flow. The objectives are to introduce the language and structure of finance and to develop the ability to analyze financial decisions.
BUSO602
Financial Accounting
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: EMBA610 or BUSO602.
Overview of financial accounting, periodic financial statements and the financial reporting process. Importance of financial statements as information source for creditors and investors and as a means by which managers can communicate information about their firms.
BUSO614
Strategic Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSI690, BUSM614 or BUSO614.
Analyze and identify profit opportunities and threats in different industry and competitive environments; Analyze and identify a firm's valuable assets, resources and capabilities and how they might be protected, leveraged, and extended in the market; Learn how to organize your company to be the best prepared to adapt its strategy over time as the market environment changes; and how to use organic growth as well as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances, and divestitures to ensure that the firm maintians the proper scale and scope to compete effectively over time.
BUSO620
Strategic Information Systems
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSO620, BUSI621, BUSM621 or EMBA620.
Use of information technology to achieve competitive advantage, efficient operations, and effective decision making. Analysis of functions of information technology and its impact on competitive strategy and organizational operations.
BUSO626
The Global Economic Environment
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSI683, BUSM626 or BUSO626.
Relationship between national and international economic environments. Determinants of output, interest rates, prices and exchange rates. Analysis of effect of economic policies (fiscal, monetary, trade, tax) on the firm and the economy.
BUSO700
Fundamentals of Business
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: S-F
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H Smith School of Business.
This course introduces students to the language of business. Topics covered include financial accounting, financial management, data models, strategy, leadership and teamwork, and a brief action learning project on innovation. Pre-work includes the DISC assessment, and a requires a passing grade on a spreadsheet pre-work course.
In-person meeting dates are: 1/13 and 1/14.
BUSO701
Integrative Business Capstone
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: Students must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
This is an experiential course that involves an integrative business experience. This experience may be simulated through a software package or through content, speakers and events that are based in a realistic business setting. Students compete in teams. Each team makes decisions in areas such as human resources, compensation packages, geographic expansion through sales offices, debt versus equity financing, manufacturing and inventory management, marketing, including pricing, advertising and product design. The impact of each of these decisions flows through the three financial statements and results in financial outcomes and ratios that measure the success of each team. Additional metrics include stakeholders beyond investors such as employee morale, community engagement, and environmental impact. Students compete for financing and for customers. Multiple presentations are made by students during the simulation to explain their strategy, their tactics, and their planned investments.
BUSO702
Action Learning Project I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
The objective of the Action Learning Project I and II is for teams to identify and solve business problems that currently exist in organizations and in the process, to provide significant value to organizations and their stakeholders. The experience of solving business problems will both enable students to apply knowledge learned in core courses and to develop the wisdom, skills, and problem-solving capabilities of team members. This course is designed to promote independent learning. Faculty members will offer mini-modules on key themes such as team dynamics, client relations and consulting protocols but their primary role will be to facilitate the ALP process and serve as consultants to the student teams.Selecting the right project and defining it unambiguously sets the stage for the rest of the ALP process improvement or problem solving effort, ultimately leading to a relevant, value added and well-received deliverable. Poor problem selection creates longer-term problems for both ALP teams and the sponsoring organization and can reduce or impede the quality of your learning experience. For this reason, we will lay the foundation for the final selection of projects during this term (a) soliciting ideas from all students, and (b) offering feedback to identify and nurture the most promising ideas.
BUSO706
Organizational Change
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSM600; or BUSO600; or BUSI662; or EMBA656.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSO706 or BUSM755.
Develops the advanced knowledge and skills of MBA students who plan to work with organizations as change agents. Concrete and useful strategies, tools, and interventions for diagnosing organizational change situations, analyzing problems, and designing and implementing organizational change. Draws on literature from organizational behavior, human resource management and strategic management to identify models as prescriptions of change.
BUSO712
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Introduces students to tools and skills needed to create and grow a successful new venture. The course integrates research findings from a range of different practical and intellectual perspectives, including psychology, sociology, economics, strategic management, and history into practical, hands on lessons for an entrepreneur. Class projects teach skills to explore high-risk business ideas in inexpensive ways and allow students to experience the entrepreneurial environment.A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model (Steve Blank). Entrepreneurship is about pursuing hunches about solutions to customer problems and thereby creating value. Testing these hunches requires getting customers to evaluate solutions. It is difficult to attract resources (either human or financial) before it is known if the hunch is correct, but testing hunches requires resources. This course provides iterative tools to solve this chicken and egg problem. We will also focus on specific skill building exercises, such as pitching and networking.
BUSO733
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSM606; or BUSO607; or BUSI630.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUDT733, BUSM761 or BUSO733.
Data mining techniques and their use in business decision making. A hands-on course that provides an understanding of the key methods of data visualization, exploration, classification, prediction, time series forecasting, and clustering.
BUSO740
Customer Equity Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI650; or BUSM612; or BUSO612.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUMK722, BUMK750 or BUSO740.
This course focuses on managing customers of a business, whether in B2B or B2C space, as a portfolio of equity. It provides an understanding of the current and future value of customers to the business. Topics include selective acquisition, development, and retention of customers using latest developments in information technology.
BUSO752
Innovative Solutions to Supply Chain Challenges
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
This course is designed to provide you with practical challenges to implement innovative and effective actions to achieve the goalof enhanced supply chain operations. You will be challenged to function as a supply chain executive in charge of major decisions.The course is designed to be a mix of action-focused learning combined with some very recent and interesting examples of howcompanies are addressing their own supply chain challenges in innovative ways.
BUSO758R
Special Topics in Business; Commercial Bank Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO788C
Business Consulting; Doing Business in Brazil
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO788K
Business Consulting; Doing Business in South Africa
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO788V
Business Consulting; Doing Business in Asia
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg