Management

Effective for Fall 2011, the title of the General Business major has been changed to Management. In addition, a new curriculum has been approved. See below for more information about the new degree requirements.

The Management major develops students' knowledge and expertise to manage complex, established enterprises or guide start-up ventures in their formative years. The management major provides the flexibility of choosing courses across different areas of interest within the Management & Organization department, encompassing strategic management, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior and human resources. Consequently, students can mold a curriculum that spans issues of managing the internal processes of firms and considerations of strategic advantage— for young and growing, and established organizations. The major will serve students with a range of career objectives: (1) those who seek leadership positions focusing on employees in organizations; (2) those interested in consulting in the area of organizational effectiveness or management consulting more generally; (3) those interested in leveraging their "entrepreneurial mindset," whether in a corporate setting, a family business, or at an early stage and (4) those interested in balancing a more technical academic and business backgrounds with greater depth in understanding behavioral and management expertise.

Management majors at the College Park campus are offered the standard major track, and beginning Spring 2015 Management majors at the College Park campus can choose to complete the entrepreneurship track.  Students attending the Shady Grove campus are able to declare the entrepreneurship track of the Management major.

See below for details and curriculum outlines of both the standard track and entrepreneurship track of the Management major. 

Download complete degree requirements and/or a 4 year plan.

New Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2014 and later. Students who entered UM prior to Spring 2014 have the option of adopting these new major requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions. 

Students interested in pursuing the Entrepreneurship Track offered at the Shady Grove campus should visit here for detailed curriculum information.

Old Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2012 through Fall 2013. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2012 have the option of adopting these new major requirements. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions.

(CORE General Education) Requirements for those entering UM as a freshmen in Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. External transfer students will be required to complete the new Smith School core requirements (launched in 2011) beginning Fall 2013.

(CORE General Education) Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2011 but wish to complete the new major requirements can view the curriculum outline and 4yr plan below.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2009 through Spring 2011.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM in Fall 2005 through Spring 2009. Students who entered UM prior to Fall 2005 have the option of adopting these new requirements. Beginning in Fall 2006 an entrepreneurship track of the General Business major is available at the Shady Grove campus.

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UM from Fall 1996 through Spring 2005

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Economics Requirements:

No upper level Economics courses are required for students following the new Fall 2011 curriculum.

Major Requirements:

Common Courses of all Management Majors 12 credits

BMGT363 - Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations

3 credits

BMGT360 - Strategic Management of Human Capital

3 credits

One of the following (International Requirement): 3 credits

BMGT463 - Cross-Cultural Challenges in Business

 

BMGT466 - Global Business Strategy, OR

 

BMGT469 - Management and Organization Short-term Study Aboard

 

One of the following (Ethics Requirement): 3 credits

BMGT496 – Business Ethics and Society, OR

 

BMGT411- Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting (for those who are double majoring in Accounting)

 
In addition to the 12 credits of Management major requirements listed above, Management majors must complete 6-9 credits in one of the tracks listed below.
STANDARD TRACK (only offered at College Park campus): 6 credits
Two of the following courses  

BMGT461 – Entrepreneurship

3 credits

BMGT463 - Cross-Cultural Challenges in Business (if not selected from above)

3 credits

BMGT464 – Organizational Change

3 credits

BMGT466 - Global Business Strategy (if not selected from above)

3 credits

BMGT468 - Special Topics in Management and Organization

3 credits

BMGT469 - Management and Organization Short-term Study Aboard (maximum of 3 credits, the same abroad experience cannot fulfill both the International Requirement and a Standard Track requirement, they must be unique experiences)

3 credits

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK - (Offered at College Park and Shady Grove): 9 credits
All of the following courses  

BMGT 361 - Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture (or BMGT461 Entrepreneurship)

3 credits

BMGT 365 - Entrepreneurial Finance & Private Equity

3 credits

BMGT 465 - Business Plan For The New Venture (College Park students will take BMGT468R Fearless Founders: New Venture Practicum)

3 credits

Total Major Requirements 18-21 credits