Curriculum

Master of Science in Business and Management Curriculum

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

Maryland Smith’s curriculum is interactive, data-focused and adjusts to reflect the trends of the modern business world. The courses you’ll take are taught by knowledgeable scholars and experts with years of experience leading others in their field.

Data Driven Decision Making
2 credits | BULM 710

Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk, and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.

Introduction to Financial Accounting
2 credits | BUSI 610

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.

Financial Management
2 credits | BUFN 610

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.

Managerial Economics and Public Policy
2 credits | BUSM 604

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.

Marketing Management
2 credits | BUSM 612

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.

Leadership and Teamwork
2 credits | BUSI 662

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.

Strategic Management

Electives options may include courses from other business areas, including accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing and supply chain management.