Class Observations

Join us at any of our three campuses to learn why the Smith Part Time MBA is recognized as a leader in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region. A class observation provides you the opportunity to experience the academic richness and classroom dynamic that defines Smith.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to network with current  students and faculty.

Check each campus tab below for class availability and details.

General Information and Logistics

Space is limited. We prefer to reserve class observations for candidates who have at least started their application to the Smith Part-time MBA program. Also, we highly recommend that students attend an information session before registering for a classroom observation.

When schedules permit, we will connect you with our on-site Faculty Director as well as with one or more of our current students.  Please be sure to inquire through the registration process.

Classes begin promptly so please arrive 15 minutes prior to your assigned class start.

Transportation and parking is at the expense of the visiting candidate.

While you are welcome to stay for the entire class, it is perfectly acceptable to depart after the first break.

Part-Time MBA Class Observations

Marketing Research Methods

The process of acquiring, classifying and interpreting primary and secondary marketing data needed for intelligent, profitable marketing decisions. Evaluation of the appropriateness of alternative methodologies, such as the inductive, deductive, survey, observational, and experimental. Recent developments in the systematic recording and use of internal and external data needed for marketing decisions.

Faculty: David Ashley, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Monday, October 8 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Financial Strategy for Corporations

An advanced course in corporate finance, focusing on the issues that firms face when they plan to raise external capital from financial markets. The focus is on the financing problems faced by mid-market to large firms and on capital raised from public markets. The forms of external finance vary from simple debt or equity to more complex securities that bundle with an element of risk management.

Faculty: James Seward, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Thursday, November 1 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Thursday, November 8 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Thursday, November 15 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Thursday, November 29 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Digital Marketing

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.

Faculty: P.K. Kannan, Dean's Chair in Marketing Science

Class Date: Wednesday, September 5 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 19 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 26 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, October 3 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

The course approaches the design and management of effective supply chains from an operations perspective, based on modeling tools, and the current practices of firms, through case studies. Topics covered include inventory management, supply chain coordination, risk pooling, quick response, and network design. We study supply chain management from a how to perspective, as opposed to a what perspective.

Faculty: Zhi-Long Chen, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science

Class Date: Tuesday, October 30 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 6 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 20 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 27 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, December 4 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Competitive & Collaborative Negotiations

Increase negotiating self-confidence and improve capacity to achieve win-win solutions to organizational problems. Improve effectiveness at finding creative solutions to conflict.

Faculty: Gosia Langa-Basit, Lecturer

Class Date: Wednesday, October 24 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, November 7 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, November 14 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

Provides an introduction to important tools and skills necessary to create and grow a successful new venture. Integrates research findings from a range of different practical and intellectual perspectives, including psychology, sociology, economics, strategic management, and history into practical, hands on lessons for an entrepreneur. Class projects provide the foundations for new, real businesses.

Faculty: Jonathan Aberman, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Wednesday, September 12 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 19 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 26 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, October 3 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!