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 majors at the College Park campus are offered the standard
major track, and students attending the
campus are able to declare the entrepreneurship track of the Management
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
New Requirements - Effective for students entering UM in
Fall 2012 and later. 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
Students interested in pursuing the Entrepreneurship Track offered at the
Shady Grove campus should visit
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/courseguides.aspx for detailed
- 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.
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.
- Effective for students entering UM in Spring 2009 through Spring 2011.
- 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.
Effective for students entering UM
from Fall 1996 through Spring 2005
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No upper level Economics courses are required for students following the new
Fall 2011 curriculum.