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Courses - Fall 2024
BUSO
Online MBA Program
Open Seats as of
07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
BUSO600
Leadership and Teamwork
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: BUSI662, BUSO600 or EMBA656.
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.
BUSO603
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.
Many different skills are required in arriving at informed managerial decisions. Among these are analytical and quantitative skills. Data Analysis is one in a sequence of two courses that seeks to develop these two important skills. More formally, the goals of this course are: to introduce basic statistical techniques: summarizing and presenting data; confidence intervals and hypothesis tests; regression analysis.; to implement these techniques using spreadsheets; and to become active users of data analysis in making managerial decisions.
BUSO604
Managerial Economics and Public Policy
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: EMBA681 or BUSO604.
Basic microeconomic principles used by firms, including supply and demand, elasticities, costs, productivity, pricing, market structure and competitive implications of alternative market structures. Market failures and government intervention. Public policy processes affecting business operations.
BUSO612
Marketing 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: EMBA757 or BUSO612.
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.
BUSO616
Managerial Accounting
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSI610; or BUSO602; or BUSM602.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUSI611, BUSM616 or BUSO616.
Use of accounting data in corporate planning and control. Cost-volume- profit analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions and cost data, transfer pricing, activity-based management, performance measures, and standard costing.
BUSO624
Operations 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: BUSI634, BUSM624 or BUSO624.
Operations management is concerned with efficient and effective design and operation of business processes for delivering products and/or services. Emphasis is given to process analysis and design, capacity management and bottlenecks, waiting lines and the impact of uncertainty in process performance, quality management, lean, six-sigma, and revenue management.
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.
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.
BUSO711
Executive Powers and Negotiation
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: BUMO714, BUSM754 or BUSO711.
Increase negotiating self-confidence and improve capacity to achieve win-win solutions to organizational problems. Improve effectiveness at finding creative solutions to conflict.
BUSO731
Social Media and Web Analytics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BUSM612; or BUSO612; or BUSI650.
Restriction: Must be in Business and Management (Master's) program; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BUMK758O, BUSO731 or BUSM716.
Examines the process of developing, implementing, and analyzing strategies for successfully marketing a variety of existing and potential products and services using electronic media. Besides well-established Internet marketing tools such as e-mail, search engines and display advertising, a substantial part of the course is dedicated to understanding social media, analyzing successful social media strategies, and tracking their effectiveness. The course offers hands-on experience with many popular as well as emerging techniques unique to electronic media. Special attention is given to metrics appropriate for the new media.
BUSO751
Supply Chain Risk 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: BULM734, BUSM784 or BUSO751.
Supply chain managers are facing an increasingly volatile operating environment, with constant danger of trading community disruption from business, social and environmental risks. Students are provided with a working knowledge of both the core techniques of supply chain risk assessment and mitigation; as well as best practices in establishing formal corporate supply chain risk management programs. A semester-long X-Treme Supply Chain Simulation will enable students to gain hands-on experience in navigating a computer company through a complex and risky four quarters of global business operations.
BUSO758A
Special Topics in Business; Marketing Analytics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO758G
Special Topics in Business; Financial Restructuring
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO788J
Business Consulting; Doing Business in South Africa
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BUSO788W
Business Consulting; Doing Business in Asia: Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg