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BMGT110
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students are provided with an introduction to the business value chain with an emphasis on inter-organizational and intra-organizational coordination of core business processes. Emphasis is on cross-functional integration and the efficient and effective management of core processes with an emphasis on marketing, operations and supply chain management.
BMGT110F
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to Smith School's Smith Start (FPFF) students.
BMGT110L
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students are provided with an introduction to the business value chain with an emphasis on inter-organizational and intra-organizational coordination of core business processes. Emphasis is on cross-functional integration and the efficient and effective management of core processes with an emphasis on marketing, operations and supply chain management.
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF).
BMGT161
Creative Problem Solving
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Examines the concept of creative problem solving as it applies in today's and tomorrow's complex business environment. Students will develop an understanding of the creative problem solving process with its distinctive cognitive steps of Divergent Thinking, Emergent Thinking and Convergent Thinking. Topics include creativity techniques for groups and individuals, creativity as a foundation to recognize business opportunities and develop innovative products and services, selecting ideas and making them stick, mental and organizational obstacles to creativity as well as an overview of electronic tools to increase creative capability.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in College Park Scholars' Business, Society and the Economy (CPBE) program.
BMGT162
The Future of You, Business and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Designed to help you (students) explore the future of you, business, and society. Even as the nature of business (the how) evolves with technology, the purpose of business --to create individual and social prosperity (the why) --remains the same. This course will integrate the "why" and the "how" to prepare students for the future of work. Students will learn the foundational concepts of how to lead themselves with purpose and develop win-win relationships. Students will also learn how organizations solve unmet needs in society, and how they develop and leverage the power of technology and new business practices to create value in a sound and ethical way.
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF).
BMGT190H
Introduction to Design and Quality
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be in the Quest program.
Cross-listed with: ENES190.
Credit only granted for: BMGT190 or ENES190.
QUEST students learn and apply design practices to design new products and services. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students use quality and process improvement methods to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to real-world problems.
Restricted to Quest Program students.

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BMGT207
Technology, Society and the Future of Humanity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
New emerging and converging technologies (such as blockchain, AI, and synthetic biology) are disrupting business-as-usual in fields as diverse as finance, supply chain, medicine and the creative industries. This course deals with the question of how we should use technology to create ethical economic and social systems that reflect the kind of world we want to exist in 25, 50, 100 years from now. Our ideas of what humanity considers to be a "good life" will influence and govern how disruptive technologies can either contribute to it or lead to a dystrophic future.
BMGT210
Foundations of Accounting for Non Business Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT221; and must not be in a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: (BMGT220 and BMGT221) or BMGT210.
Additional information: Does not apply to a Smith School degree. Students pursuing a Smith School minor who have completed both BMGT220 and BMGT221 may substitute these courses for BMGT210. Credit will not be given for both BMGT210 and the combination of BMGT220 and BMGT221.
Provides an understanding of the common statements that report a company's profitability and financial health, and are useful to all economic agents who are engaged with the firm. Students will also recognize and understand managerial accounting as a system for accumulating and modeling information to support decision-making.
Restricted to General Business minors (#BU02), and Real Estate and the Built Environment majors (05110).
BMGT220
Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Basic theory and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. Includes the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements for single owner and partnership forms of business organizations operating as service companies or merchandisers.
Restricted to all students with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT221
Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220.
Basic theory and techniques of accounting for managerial decision making. Involves the introduction of the corporation and manufacturing operations. Includes cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. Introduces the topics of income taxation and international accounting.
Restricted to students with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT221L
Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220.
Basic theory and techniques of accounting for managerial decision making. Involves the introduction of the corporation and manufacturing operations. Includes cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. Introduces the topics of income taxation and international accounting.
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF); College Park Scholars - Business, Society and the Economy (CPBE); and Interdisciplinary Business Honors (HBUS) majors.
BMGT230
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Where a BMGT exam conflicts with a regularly scheduled class, the student will be provided with a makeup exam.
BMGT230L
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Course restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF); College Park Scholars - Business, Society and the Economy (CPBE); and Interdisciplinary Business Honors (HBUS)
BMGT262
The Enterprising Leader
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Designed to help students develop their leadership skills in order to identify their personal and professional purpose with an entrepreneurial mindset, and create strategies that will help them develop their abilities and achieve their aspirations by collaborating within teams and organizations. Students will apply insights from recent scholarship in entrepreneurship, leadership and strategic management to themselves in order to identify solutions to problems they find meaningful to solve in their own world. This self-discovery course will introduce students to the "CEO of ME, Inc." framework and tools such as the strategic initiatives matrix and business model canvas that they can use to help guide the choices that lie ahead, and develop collaborative, win-win relationships. In doing so, students will learn how to unlock the value of business in society and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills that enable personal happiness and upward mobility.
BMGT263
Challenge your Thinking, Challenge the Conversation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Provides conceptual frameworks and experiential opportunities that will enable students to engage in rational and respectful discourse. The course uses the latest pedagogical techniques and relevant literature to develop skills such as thinking like a scientist, negotiating conflict, and giving and receiving constructive feedback. Specific conversations will draw from current events and issues in business and in society.
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF)
BMGT289B
How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
In this course, students will learn about: a) the innovation process and the role of the individual in generating innovations and b) the attributes, habits, and skills of individuals who have successfully started innovative new businesses or significantly added value to an existing company.
BMGT289D
Frauds, Scams, and Thefts: What, How and Why?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
"Why" does fraud happen? "How" does society address fraud? And "What" can you do to avoid and prevent fraud in your personal and future career life? This course is designed to give future professionals and managers of all disciplines a general background of fraud. Topics include the psychology of fraud, the mechanics of fraud, the legal landscape, securities fraud, cybercrime, and what all of us should know to protect ourselves from becoming victims of fraud. Additionally, students experience 21st century lessons in fraud examination that have practical application to our daily lives: avoiding cognitive biases, interviewing techniques, basic business controls, and opening our minds to see what others might miss...the red flags of fraud.
BMGT289E
Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
In this course, students learn how to analyze the world around them and then notice and define new trends, emerging problems, impending gaps, and how to turn these into exciting opportunities by providing creative solutions. Students will have a chance to not only sharpen their critical thinking skills, but also learn how to take initiative, develop a working solution, identify and resolve conflicts, and be confident and persistent, yet flexible enough to respond to changes. Student teams identify a compelling problem in present day life and then propose a creative solution taking into account possible difficulties in implementation. In addition, students will also be given problems on a much smaller scale and asked to create and present a workable solution. Students will be exposed to how a visionary's mind works and the creative solution process. In addition, students will also learn how entrepreneurial thinking can improve their day-to-day life.
BMGT289I
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
This course provides an overview of the concepts, approaches, and vocabulary of evidence-based management (EBM) and provides an understanding of how experts in many disciplines can employ evidenced based decision making. EBM is an emerging movement in business to explicitly use the current best information in management decision making with special emphasis on relevant scientific findings and unbiased organizational facts. The course stresses how individuals practicing EBM learn how to rethink their approaches to data and knowledge in order to make more effective decisions.
Why do smart managers make flawed decisions? Why do managers keep believing they have made the right choice, even with disastrous results staring them in the face? Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions will address how evidence-based management and other decisionmaking tools can be used to uncover hidden assumptions in the corner offices of great corporations.
BMGT298J
Special Topics in Business and Management; Personal Financial Success During College
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BMGT298K
Special Topics in Business and Management; Personal Financial Success After College
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BMGT298L
Special Topics in Business and Management; Start-up Nation? Tech Entrepreneurship in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ISRL249J and ECON298I. Credit only granted for ISRL249J, ECON298I, or BMGT298L.

This interdisciplinary course will explore the unique ecosystem that has contributed to the creation and success of the Israeli tech sector. The course addresses cultural, historical, and social factors and examines key moments and individuals in the country's startup landscape.Through case studies, guest lectures, and interactive projects, students will gain practical insights into entrepreneurship. The course also addresses the ethical considerations and social impacts of entrepreneurship in Israel, providing a well-rounded understanding of the complexities of starting a business in this dynamic environment.
BMGT301
Introduction to Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Additional information: CMSC majors will not receive credit for this course towards their upper level concentration in their CMSC major. All BMGT majors, including students who are a double major in CMSC, must complete BMGT301 for their BMGT degree.
Comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), which explores the strategic and tactical nature of IS. The basic concepts in analyzing and designing information systems for business applications will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be analyzed, and the basics of web page and web site design will be outlined. Students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunications, networks, and information systems security. Knowledge of Excel or a similar spreadsheet tool.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 45 credits completed and other BMGT majors with 53 credits completed.
BMGT301F
Introduction to Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Additional information: CMSC majors will not receive credit for this course towards their upper level concentration in their CMSC major. All BMGT majors, including students who are a double major in CMSC, must complete BMGT301 for their BMGT degree.
Comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), which explores the strategic and tactical nature of IS. The basic concepts in analyzing and designing information systems for business applications will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be analyzed, and the basics of web page and web site design will be outlined. Students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunications, networks, and information systems security. Knowledge of Excel or a similar spreadsheet tool.
Restricted to second year students in the Smith School's Smith Start program (FPFF).
BMGT301L
Introduction to Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Additional information: CMSC majors will not receive credit for this course towards their upper level concentration in their CMSC major. All BMGT majors, including students who are a double major in CMSC, must complete BMGT301 for their BMGT degree.
Comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), which explores the strategic and tactical nature of IS. The basic concepts in analyzing and designing information systems for business applications will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be analyzed, and the basics of web page and web site design will be outlined. Students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunications, networks, and information systems security. Knowledge of Excel or a similar spreadsheet tool.
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF); College Park Scholars - Business, Society and the Economy (CPBE); and Interdisciplinary Business Honors (HBUS) majors.
BMGT302
Essential Programming Skills for Business Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must not be in the Computer Science major.
The course introduces structured and object-oriented programming and its applications in business functions and analytics. Students will apply problem-solving skills to create software solutions using programming logic and data structures. The course especially emphasizes learning by doing exercises using a modern, high-level programming language and industry standard software.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 45 credits completed and other BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors with 53 credits completed. Not open to Computer Science.
BMGT302F
Essential Programming Skills for Business Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must not be in the Computer Science major.
The course introduces structured and object-oriented programming and its applications in business functions and analytics. Students will apply problem-solving skills to create software solutions using programming logic and data structures. The course especially emphasizes learning by doing exercises using a modern, high-level programming language and industry standard software.
Restricted to students in the Smith School's iTBT Fellows program.
BMGT310
Intermediate Accounting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Comprehensive analysis of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting.
BMGT311
Intermediate Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT310.
Continuation of BMGT310.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT313
Financial Statement Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Provides students with the tools to conduct a financial statement analysis, which is part of an overall business analysis. Involves understanding and using the information that financial statements are communicating to users.
Restricted to Accounting and Finance majors with 53 credits completed.
BMGT321
Managerial Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
A study of the basic concepts of product costing and cost analysis for management planning and control. Emphasis is placed on the role of the accountant in organizational management, analysis of cost behavior, standard cost budgeting, responsibility accounting and relevant costs for decision-making.
BMGT323
Taxation of Individuals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Federal taxation of individuals focusing on income, exclusions, deductions, depreciation, credits and capital transactions. Property coverage includes the tax consequences of sales and dispositions of investment and business assets. Both tax planning and compliance issues are covered.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT326
Accounting Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT201 or BMGT301).
A study of accounting systems and computer and communications technology.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT332
Quantitative Models for Management Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The aim of this course is to introduce management science techniques for informed decision-making that can be applied in spreadsheet models to assist in the decision-analysis process. Models include Linear Programming, Transportation and Assignment problems, network flow models, Integer and non-linear programming, Simulation and Decision Trees.
Restricted to BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT340
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
BMGT340F
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
Restricted to students in the Smith School's Sophomore Finance Fellows Program.
BMGT340N
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics majors (0111C) with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT341
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT340.
Shows the interconnectedness of the markets. The role of the Central bank and monetary policy is included in this context. Students develop an understanding of: (i) the determination of interest rates; (ii) financial instruments, markets and institutions; (iii) the impact of monetary policy on institutions; and (iv) how financial innovations create markets.
Restricted to Finance majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT342F
(Perm Req)
Wall Street Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Using concepts and tools of finance, students will examine a wide range of business problems and explore possible solutions. The course is designed to improve a student's problem solving capabilities, business writing and communication skills, teamwork, and planning skills. Students will also gain experience in analyzing issues frequently faced by financial decision-makers.
Restricted to students in the Smith School's Wall Street Fellows Program.
BMGT343
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Credit only granted for: BMGT343 or ECON435.
Additional information: This course cannot be used to fulfill any requirements for majors in Economics.
An introduction to financial investments. Topics include: securities and securities markets; investment risks, returns and constraints; portfolio policies; and institutional investment policies.
Restricted to Finance majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT345
Foundations of Financial Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT210 or BMGT220.
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT340; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT345 or BMGT340.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. BMGT340 may substitute for BMGT345.
Provides students an overview of financial management. Students will understand how a business allocates financial resources in an uncertain environment to maximize shareholder value. In addition students will learn the following: how to apply accounting principles to corporate finance; how to value assets, projects, companies and investment securities; understand the relationship between risk and return and how it impacts investment and corporate decisions; how to calculate a company's cost of capital, and develop an intuitive comprehension of financial concepts and analysis.
Restricted to General Business Minors (#BU02)
BMGT350
Marketing Principles and Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: ECON200.
An introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing including the marketing of service and nonprofit organizations. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
BMGT350N
Marketing Principles and Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: ECON200.
An introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing including the marketing of service and nonprofit organizations. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics (0111C) and horticulture (0101B) majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT351
Marketing Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT230; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT350.
Credit only granted for: BMGT351 or BMGT452.
Formerly: BMGT452.
Focuses on aiding marketing decision-making through exploratory, descriptive and causal research. Develops student skills in designing market research studies, including selection of data collection method, development of data collection instrument, sample design, collection and statistical analysis of data and reporting the results, including data visualization.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 53 credit hours completed
BMGT354
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Credit only granted for: BMGT354 or BMGT451.
Formerly: BMGT451.
Identifying buyer behavior concepts relevant to a specific marketing problem so that appropriate marketing decisions can be made. Conceptual frameworks are drawn from psychology, sociology, economics, and other social sciences to aid in understanding the behavior of ultimate and industrial buyers.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 68 credit hours completed.
BMGT355
Foundations of Marketing for Non Business Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT350; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT355 or BMGT350.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. BMGT350 may substitute for BMGT355.
Introduces the concepts and principles of marketing. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
Restricted to General Business Minors (#BU02)
BMGT360
Strategic Management of Human Capital
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Provides students with the basic knowledge needed to help organizations attract, select, develop, engage, evaluate, and retain talent. Topics covered may include strategic HRM, the role of globalization, legal issues in HRM, work analysis, HR planning, recruitment, personnel selection, performance management and appraisal, training and development, career development, compensation systems, motivating and rewarding performance, labor relations, and employee health and safety.
Restricted to all students with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT362
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed COMM425.
Credit only granted for: BMGT362 or COMM425.
By using a variety of assessment tools, feedback sources, skill-building exercises, and exercise debriefings, this experiential course is designed to enhance students' negotiating self-confidence and improve students' analytical skills, interpersonal skills, creativity and persuasive abilities.
BMGT363
Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Provides a comprehensive understanding of fundamental leadership concepts, theories, and skills in organizations and applies to assessing and developing effective leadership practices in organizations.
Course restricted to Management majors (0503G & 0503E) with 53 credits.
BMGT364
Managing People and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to selected aspects of human behavior in organizations generally known as organizational behavior (OB). This course is designed to help students develop systematic and fundamental understanding of people and their behaviors in organizations, as well as useful abilities and skills required to effectively and ethically manage various individual, interpersonal, group, and organization-level processes.
BMGT364N
Managing People and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to selected aspects of human behavior in organizations generally known as organizational behavior (OB). This course is designed to help students develop systematic and fundamental understanding of people and their behaviors in organizations, as well as useful abilities and skills required to effectively and ethically manage various individual, interpersonal, group, and organization-level processes.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics (0111C) and dietetics (1307D) majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT365
Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT461 or BMGT361.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BMGT365, ENES466, SMLP471 or HLMN471.
Studies venture capital and private equity using a combination of cases, lectures and guest speakers. Addresses how venture capitalists provide capital to start-up firms in growing industries and how private equity markets provide capital to help established medium-sized firms (often family businesses) grow and restructure. Focuses on how financial, legal, and economic issues are dealt with in the financial contracts between venture capitalists and their limited partners and between capitalists (or other private equity investors) and the firms in which they invest.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (#BU03) minors.
BMGT366
Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT461 or BMGT361.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Offers practical management tools that are needed to build a new venture into a significant enterprise. The competencies, strategies and structures of successful high performance businesses are studied through cases, videos and guest lecturers. Topics include leadership, internal growth strategies, merger, acquisition and franchising.
Restricted to Innovation and Entrepreneurship (#BU03) minors and Management (0503G) majors.
BMGT367
Career Search Strategies in Business
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
An overview and opportunity to practice job search skills critical to obtaining internships and full-time positions. Course will cover strategies for exploring career options, preparing job search materials, development of job search skills such as interviewing and networking. Students are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore or junior year.
BMGT370
Introduction to Transportation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An overview of the transportation field with an emphasis on freight movements from the perspective of both providers of capacity and users of freight services. Examines the characteristics of the freight modes and the role of each mode as a major component of logistics and supply chain management. Explores the economics, energy use, and finances of each mode as well as the impact of government policies on each mode's future. Discussion of infrastructure and capacity needs of the transportation system and its ability to support the economy.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT372
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: BMGT375 or BMGT372.
Supply chain management involves the coordination of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that products and services are available to the final consumer in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Logistics management is the subset of supply chain management dealing with the physical flows of product and includes such activities as transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, inventory management, and order fulfillment. Attention is paid to the logistics cost trade-offs within the firm and between members of the supply chain.
Restricted to BMGT majors.
BMGT375
Supply Chain Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT372; and must not be a major in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT375 or BMGT372.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. Course may be substituted by BMGT372 for General Business minor students only.
Examines management decision-making in the design, implementation and coordination of a firm's supply chain activities. Topics include transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, inventory management, and order fulfillment.
Restricted to General Business Minors (#BU02)
BMGT380
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Legal aspects of business relationships. Examination of torts and business crimes, contracts and agency. The law of personal property and bailment relationships. Survey of public policy issues.
BMGT380N
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Legal aspects of business relationships. Examination of torts and business crimes, contracts and agency. The law of personal property and bailment relationships. Survey of public policy issues.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics majors (0111C) with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT382
Marketing and Innovation for Entrepreneurs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT352.
Credit only granted for: BMGT352, BMGT382 or BMGT456.
Additional information: Course will not satisfy a Marketing major requirement.
Marketing and Innovation are two critically important activities that determine success in any business venture. This course will focus on understanding the fundamentals of marketing and innovation from the perspective of an entrepreneur. At a broad level, we will apply proven marketing frameworks (STP and 4Ps) to effectively deliver innovation in an entrepreneurial context.
BMGT383
(Perm Req)
The Business of Sports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course provides an overview of the history of sports management as a profession, while examining the many essential business principles necessary for effective leadership in the industry.
For students in the Sports Management Program
BMGT385
Operations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: BMGT385 or ENME426.
Studies the design, management and improvement of a firm's processes and systems for creation and delivery of products and services. Includes strategic and operational views of supply chain, product development, and capacity analysis, highlighting the competitive advantages that operations management can provide the firm.
Restricted to BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT390H
Designing Innovative Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES190 or BMGT190.
Restriction: Must be in the QUEST program.
Cross-listed with: ENES390.
Credit only granted for: BMGT390 or ENES390.
QUEST students develop an understanding of complex systems that incorporate elements of business and technical design and analyze how these systems evolve over time and may be shaped by technology disruptions, internal decisions, and external forces. Students apply these concepts to real-world complex systems in a team environment.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with ENES390H.
BMGT392
Introduction to International Business Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ECON200.
A study of the domestic and foreign environmental factors affecting the international operations of U.S. business firms. The course also covers the administrative aspects of international marketing, finance and management.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT395
Principles of Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT364; and must not be a major in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT395 or BMGT364.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. Course may be substituted by BMGT364 for General Business minor students only.
Introduces concepts related to organization behavior. Topics include leadership, team decision making and management, conflict resolution and negotiations, organizational culture, and organization change. Students will learn how to apply those concepts and theories to understanding and critically analyzing various individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational management processes.
Restricted to General Business minors (#BU02).
BMGT397
Mentoring Multidisciplinary Teams
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Cross-listed with: ENES397.
Credit only granted for: BMGT397 or ENES397.
QUEST students practice essential skills for mentoring and coaching multidisciplinary teams. These include effective communications, facilitation, conflict resolution, and the ability to motivate. Students will practice these skills as mentors for student teams from BMGT/ENES 190H. In the process, they will strengthen their knowledge of design and quality techniques.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with ENES397.
BMGT398
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BMGT398A
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to Smith School of Business students. Interested students should contact Erin Fields Saddler (esaddler@rhsmith.umd.edu) for details and permission.
BMGT398C
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Undergraduate Teaching Scholars Training
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to Accounting Teaching Scholars (FPTS).
BMGT398D
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Smith Start Mentorship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT398E
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Leadership Development and Mentorship in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Smith Business Leadership Fellows (SBLF)
BMGT398I
Individual Study in Business and Management; Information Technology and Business Tranformation (iTBT) Fellows
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to Information Technology and Business Transformation Fellows.
BMGT402
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: BMGT302.
Credit only granted for: INST327 or BMGT402.
The fundamentals of database management systems (DBMS), data models, query processing, and data warehouses, and their application in the development of business information systems will be covered. An important goal of this course is to understand the value of information resources and information management challenges within an organization.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 60 credits completed and Business Analytics minors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT403
Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Recommended: BMGT302.
Techniques and tools applicable to the analysis and design of computer-based information systems. System life cycle, requirements analysis, logical design of databases and performance evaluation. Emphasis on case studies. Project required that involves the design, analysis and implementation of an information system.
Restricted to Information System students with 72 credits completed.
BMGT406
Developing Applications for the Web and Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT402 and BMGT302.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: INST377 or BMGT406.
The design and development of Web applications and the underlying platforms and standards for Web application development will be covered. It will examine the phenomenon of social media, social networking and crowdsourcing and understand their use within organizations.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 60 credits completed and other BMGT majors with 72 credits completed.
BMGT407
(Perm Req)
Information Systems Projects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT402 and BMGT403.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Senior capstone course for the information systems major. Collected knowledge from the IS courses and application to significant problems of size and complexity. State-of-the-art research ideas and current business and industrial practices in information systems.
Permission to register for the course is granted to Information Systems majors with 86 credit hours completed who will have completed BMGT407's prerequisites by the start of the Fall semester.
BMGT408E
Emerging Topics in Information Systems; Big Data and AI using Cloud Computing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT302. Restricted to Information Systems majors with 60 credit hours completed and other BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT411
Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT311.
Restriction: Must be in Accounting program.
Analysis and discussion of issues relating to ethics and professionalism in accounting.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 86 credit hours completed.
BMGT417
Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Estates
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Federal taxation of corporations using the life-cycle approach-formation, operation, assessment, merger, reorganization and liquidation. Overviews of pass-through entities - partnerships and s-corporations -using the life-cycle approach, and the tax consequences of wealth transfers by individuals - gift and estate taxation. Both tax planning and compliance issues are addressed.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT422
Auditing Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT310; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT311.
A study of the independent accountant's attest function, generally accepted auditing standards, compliance and substantive tests and report forms and opinions.
BMGT430
Data Modeling in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Explores the role of statistical models in business analytics to drive managerial decision-making and improve performance through the use of relevant data-motivated examples. Topics include regression models (both simple and multiple regression, as well as logistic regression for binary data), model validation, variable transformation, variable selection, discriminant analysis, and forecasting. These topics are modeled using state-of-the-art data analytics software.
Restricted to BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors.
BMGT431
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT430.
An introduction to the tools and techniques that are central to the analysis of abundant data that is being collected in many forms including web traffic, social network data, and reviews and comments on websites.
Restricted to Business Analytics minors or OM majors.
BMGT434
Analytics Consulting: Cases and Projects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT332 and BMGT385.
This course assumes that students have already been introduced to the concepts and techniques of operations research/business analytics (OR/BA). Published papers, short cases, and projects in OR/BA will be analyzed and discussed in a thoughtful way, taking into account the soft (people-related) issues and the hard (mathematical/optimization) issues.
Restricted to BMGT majors, QUEST students, and Business Analytics minors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT435
Business Process Simulation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT332 and BMGT385.
Covers the methods for computer simulation modeling and analysis of complex systems. Students are assumed to have been introduced to the basic techniques and applications in the field of operations management and business analytics. Course emphasis is on modeling of real-world systems (for example, inventory or queueing systems), implementing simulations in special purpose software, and analyzing simulation results.
Restricted to BMGT majors or Business Analytics minors with 60 credits completed.
BMGT438A
Special Topics in Operations Management; Applied Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Course restricted to QUEST students. Cross-listed with ENES489A. Credit granted for BMGT438A or ENES489A.
BMGT438V
Special Topics in Operations Management; Quality Innovations for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be a student in the Quest program.

Climate change impacts every person on the planet, therefore organizations are incorporating sustainable innovations into their operational models. Leaders will need to navigate the challenges of climate change by making decisions that benefit the environment while adhering to their mission. This course will educate students about the technological advancements, economic impacts, and policy implications related to climate change. Through experiential learning, students will cultivate the mindset necessary to confront the challenges of climate change through quality design and innovation.
BMGT440
Advanced Financial Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Analysis and discussion of cases and readings relating to financial decisions of the firm. The application of finance concepts to the solution of financial problems is emphasized.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 68 credit hours completed.
BMGT441
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Describes important financial instruments which have market values that are sensitive to interest rate movements. Develops tools to analyze interest rate sensitivity and value fixed income securities. Defines and explains the vocabulary of the bond management business.
Restricted to Finance majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT443
Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT343.
Study and application of the concepts, methods, models, and empirical findings to the analysis, valuation and selection of securities, especially common stock.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT444
Futures and Options Contracts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT343.
Credit only granted for: BMGT444 or MATH424.
The institutional features and economic rationale underlying markets in futures and options. Hedging, speculation, structure of futures prices, interest rate futures, efficiency in futures markets and stock and commodity options.
Restricted to Finance majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT445
Banking and Financial Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Recommended: ECON330 or BMGT341.
Analysis and discussion of cases and readings in commercial bank management. The loan function is emphasized; also the management of liquidity reserves, investments for income and source of funds. Bank objectives, functions, policies, organization, structure, services and regulation are considered.
Restricted to Finance majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT446
International Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Financial management from the perspective of the multinational corporation. Topics covered include the organization and functions of foreign exchange and international capital markets, international capital budgeting, financing foreign trade and designing a global financing strategy. Emphasis of the course is on how to manage exchange and political risks while maximizing benefits from global opportunity sets faced by the firm.
Restricted to Finance and International Business majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT448X
Special Topics in Finance; Private Equity Strategy & Execution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT340. Restricted to Finance majors with 60 or more credits completed.
Students will need access to a Windows computer, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Visit this link for additional course information.
BMGT448Y
Special Topics in Finance; Behavioral Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to Finance majors with 72 credit hours completed. Prerequisite: BMGT343.

Discusses the interwoven effect of human psychology and how it can create unexpected results in financial markets. Focuses not only on how human behavior and decisioning that affects broader markets and transactions, but also delves into the relevancy on a personal financial level. Explores a myriad of real life cases and the consequences of irrational markets and decisioning.
BMGT449F
Investment Fund Management: Lemma Senbet Fund
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Lemma Senbet Fund Fellows (FPSF).
BMGT450
Integrated Marketing Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
In-depth study of coordinated marketing activities including advertising, sales promotion, Internet marketing, direct marketing and personal selling. Emphasizes strategic planning to effectively use these promotional tools to communicate with customers and meet marketing goals. Blends theory and current practice to provide managerial orientation.
BMGT453
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220 and BMGT350.
Credit only granted for: BMGT353 or BMGT453.
Formerly: BMGT353.
Planning and implementing retail marketing strategy. Application to store and non-store (catalog, internet) retailing. Evaluation of how environmental trends in the consumer market, competition, the economy and technology affect retail strategy in the U.S. and global market.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT454
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Marketing functions from the global executive's viewpoint, including coverage of global marketing policies relating to product adaptation, data collection and analysis, channels of distribution, pricing, communications and cost analysis. Consideration is given to the cultural, legal, financial and organizational aspects of global marketing.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT456
Customer-Centric Innovation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Credit only granted for: BMGT352, BMGT382 or BMGT456.
Formerly: BMGT352.
Addresses the management of new products and services with a focus on the innovation process, specifically the development and launching of new products or services: Opportunity Identification, Concept Generation, Design, Testing and Launch.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credits hours completed.
BMGT457
Marketing Policies and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
This capstone course ties together various marketing concepts using the fundamentals of strategic market planning as the framework. Application of these principles is accomplished by analyzing and discussing cases and by playing a marketing strategy computer simulation game. Analysis of current business articles to understand the link between theory and real-world problem solving.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 100 credit hours completed.
BMGT458A
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Marketing; Design and Innovation in Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT458B
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Marketing; Design Applications in Marketing and Branding
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT458Q
Special Topics in Marketing; Computer Graphics Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT458R
Special Topics in Marketing; Advanced Computer Graphics Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the Strategic Design and Innovation Fellows program.
BMGT461
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460, SMLP470 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
BMGT461M
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460, SMLP470 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Restricted to Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minors (#BU03).
BMGT461N
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460, SMLP470 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Restricted to non-BMGT majors with 72 credits. Not open to innovation and Entrepreneurship minors.
BMGT463
Cross-cultural Challenges in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Examines in depth the nature of international cultural value-differences and their behavioral-related effects in the workplace. Topics include decision-making and leadership styles and reactions to various work assignments and reward structures.
BMGT466
Global Business Strategy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Focuses on the strategic challenges that directly result from and are associated with the globalization of industries and companies. Topics include drivers of industry globalization, difference between global and multi-domestic industry, global expansion strategies, sources of competitive advantage in a global context, and coordination of a company across a global network.
Restricted to International Business majors and Management majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT468A
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Making Better Business Decisions with Data: An Introduction to Causal Inference
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT230; Course restricted to any BMGT major.

The goal of the course is to provide students with a toolkit for linking data analysis and strategic decision making. Even while there is an increasing proliferation of data and analysis tools, making informed predictions about how and when policy decisions will influence performance outcomes is challenging. Making informed and useful predictions requires: a) understanding the basics of data structures, variables, and relationships; b) a nuanced understanding of the limits of statistical analysis as applied to causal reasoning; c) the application of research design solutions for common inferential pitfalls; and d) facility with credible research and reporting practices.
BMGT468G
Special Topics in Management and Organization; The Value Creation Challenge
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BMGT468R
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Fearless Founders: New Venture Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Click here for more information and to seek permission to register for this course.
BMGT468V
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Business Models and Methods to Affect Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students with 30 or more credits.
BMGT468X
Special Topics in Management and Organization; The Value Creation Challenge
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
BMGT468Y
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Entrepreneurial Capitalism Around the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT468Z
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Create the Future through Systems Thinking and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg

A Fearless Ideas Course from the Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE) Click here for more information on the Fearless Ideas Courses.
BMGT472
Purchasing and Inbound Logistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
Analysis of the resupply activities of logistics management, including purchasing policies, transportation planning, and inventory control. Attention is directed toward total cost minimization and the establishment of a sustainable competitive advantage based on procurement.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management majors only.
BMGT475
Supply Chain Strategy and Network Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
Analysis of the strategic aspects of supply chain management. Emphasis on the creation of end-user value through supply chain cost reductions, service improvements or both. Attention is directed toward the enabling role of technology in support of strategy evaluation and implementation.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management majors (0503T).
BMGT476
Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
An understanding of the role of technology in managing the supply chain. Provides students with hands-on experience in advanced software systems that build on top of enterprise resource planning systems. Major emphasis is placed on demonstrating that these systems result in supply chain cost reductions and service improvements.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management and Information Systems majors.
BMGT477
International Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
The study of the importance of the supply chain management within a global context. Topics covered include: the structure, service, pricing and competitive relationships among international carriers and transport intermediaries as well as documentation, location decisions, international sourcing/distribution and management of inventory throughout the international supply chain.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management and International Business majors.
BMGT478G
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Consulting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT372. Restriction: Must be a student with SCM majors (0503T).
BMGT484
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Examines the process of developing, implementing, and analyzing strategies for successfully marketing a variety of existing and potential products and services through digital means, including the web, social media, and mobile apps. Both the development and analysis of digital media for marketing will be discussed.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT485
Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT485, ENCE320, ENCE325, INST408O or INST453.
Modern project management techniques that are used by modern practicing professionals will be covered. Particular attention is given to the management of technology based systems and projects in a business enterprise. The topics covered include: defining project scope, alignment of projects with enterprise strategy, managing project cost, time and risks using tools such as CPM/PERT, and measuring project performance.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 60 credit hours completed and BMGT majors & Quest students with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT490H
QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENES390 or BMGT390.
Cross-listed with: ENES490.
Credit only granted for: BMGT490 or ENES490.
The capstone course for the QUEST Honors Program provides students with an opportunity to learn in multidisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and science students in a real-world setting. Companies engage teams of QUEST students with real organizational challenges and dedicate resources to help students address these problems. Student teams must enhance their skills in quality management, process improvement, and systems design and will apply these to add value to a client. In the process, students will improve their teamwork skills.
Restricted to Quest Program students.
BMGT491
Scoping Experiential Learning Projects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT190 or ENES190.
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Cross-listed with: ENES491.
Credit only granted for: BMGT491 or ENES491.
QUEST students cultivate relationships with new and current corporate partners and prepare project scopes for QUEST's introductory course, BMGT/ENES 190H, and capstone course, BMGT/ENES 490H. Requires independent work communicating with clients and class visits to a variety of potential project sites.
Prerequiste: BMGT190H or ENES190H. Restricted to Quest. Cross-listed with ENES491.
BMGT495
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to BMGT students with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT600
(Perm Req)
Leadership and Teamwork
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; or must be in Business and Management (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: BMGT600, BUSI662 or BUSM600.
Course examines concepts of team-building and leadership which are critical to managerial success. Topics include leadership, decision making, communication and conflict, work motivation, building effective teams, and organizational change and culture.
BMGT602
(Perm Req)
Introduction to 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: BUSI610, BUAC602, BUFN602, or BMGT602.
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.
BMGT606
(Perm Req)
Data Driven Decision Making
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSI630 or BMGT606.
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.
BMGT610
(Perm Req)
Financial Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; or must be in Business and Management (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: BUSI640, BUFN610, or BMGT610.
Focuses on the valuation of the real assets of firms as well as the valuation of stocks and bonds, the primary financial assets in an economy. While details vary, the conceptual foundations of valuation boil down to three themes: time value of money, no-arbitrage, and systematic risk.
BMGT612
(Perm Req)
Marketing Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; or must be in Business and Management (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: BUSI650 or BMGT612.
Analysis of marketing problems and evaluation of specific marketing efforts regarding the organization's products and services, pricing activities, channel selection, and promotion strategies in both domestic and international markets.
BMGT758E
Special Topics in Business and Management; Business Ethics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT758N
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Business and Management; Negotiation and Conflict Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT758Z
Special Topics in Business and Management; Sports Sales and Sponsorship
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT759
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Management
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT808R
Special Topics in Information Systems; Research Seminar in Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT808V
Special Topics in Information Systems; Research in Strategy and Information Systems I
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT808W
Special Topics in Information Systems; Research in Strategy and Information Systems II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT818E
Special Topics in Accounting and Information Assurance; Applied AI for Capital Markets and Disclosure Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT818R
Special Topics in Accounting and Information Assurance; Workshop in Accounting Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT828
Independent Study in Business and Management
Credits: 1 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BMGT830
Operations Research: Linear Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH240; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Concepts and applications of linear programming models, theoretical development of the simplex algorithm, and primal-dual problems and theory.
BMGT834
Operations Research: Probabilistic Models
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH241; and (STAT400; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department). Or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Theoretical foundations for the construction, optimization, and applications of probabilistic models. Queueing theory, inventory theory, Markov processes, renewal theory, and stochastic linear programming.
BMGT838R
Special Topics in Operations Management/Management Science; Research Seminar in Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT848A
Special Topics in Finance; Financial Research Methods
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT848F
Special Topics in Finance; Workshop in Finance Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT858R
Special Topics in Marketing; Marketing Research Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Course restricted to Marketing PhD students only
BMGT868C
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Career and Professionalization Workshop in Management and Organization
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868D
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Decision Making
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868N
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Open Science Workshop
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868P
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Presentations
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868R
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; OBHR Foundations
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878C
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Cross Disciplinary Workshop
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878M
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Formal Models of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878P
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Strategy and Entrepreneurship PhD Presentations
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878R
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Straegy and Entrepreneurship Research Methods Foundation
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878Y
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Best Methods
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT888A
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Research Seminar in Sustainable Supply Chains and Operations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT888B
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Economics of International Business
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT888W
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Workshop in Supply Chain Management
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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BMGT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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