Undergraduate Program

Management

The Robert H. Smith School of Business has long been recognized as a leading undergraduate program in management and entrepreneurship. Both of these programs regularly appear highly ranked in a variety of publications. The Management major focuses on leadership and entrepreneurship to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving applicable in many careers.

The core of the Management major offers two courses in leadership and negotiations. These core courses emphasize skills students need in a changing employment environment. As more jobs become automated, managing people and solving tough problems will become increasingly important to attaining meaningful employment. The core classes in the management major provide education in problem-solving, leadership and effective teamwork. The demanding and fast-paced careers of the future will require students to demonstrate a strong ability to communicate and solve problems in a team under extreme pressure. The core major classes prepare students for careers in areas such as strategy, information technology, operations, healthcare administration, and organizational transformation.  

There are a number of potential career paths stemming from the management major, such as consulting analyst, financial advisor, human resource management, nonprofit management, rotational leadership programs, and entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship. These are grouped into two major areas of focus, leadership and innovation and entrepreneurship. Both areas focus on critical thinking and problem-solving, and allow students to create a major tailored to their future goals.

The Management & Organization department has relationships with a number of centers of excellence, including the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change which provide relationships with professors, researchers, and organizations for students interested in enhancing their course of study with co-curricular opportunities. 

With our "Plus 1" program, students have the option to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years. 

See below for details and curriculum outlines for the Management major. 

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

New Requirements

Effective for students entering UMD in Fall 2017 and later. Students who entered UMD prior to Fall 2017 have the option of adopting these new major requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions. 

Old Requirements

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UMD in Spring 2014 and through Spring 2017. Students who entered UMD prior to Spring 2014 have the option of adopting these major requirements. Please consult your Smith School Academic Advisor if you have questions. 

(New General Education) Effective for students entering UMD in Fall 2012 through Fall 2013. Students who entered UMD prior to Fall 2012 have the option of adopting these 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 UMD as a freshman 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 UMD prior to Fall 2011 but wish to complete these major requirements can view the curriculum outline and 4-year plan below.

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

(CORE General Education) Effective for students entering UMD in Fall 2005 through Spring 2009. Students who entered UMD 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 UMD from Fall 1996 through Spring 2005

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Economics Requirements:

No upper level Economics courses are required for students majoring in Management.

Major Requirements:

BMGT362 - Negotiations 

3 credits

BMGT363 - Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations 

3 credits

Complete 4 of the following courses: 12 credits

BMGT360 – Strategic Management of Human Capital

 

BMGT366 - Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies

 

BMGT461 – Entrepreneurship

 

BMGT463 - Cross-Cultural Challenges in Business 

 

BMGT466 - Global Business Strategy 

 

BMGT468 - Special Topics in Management and Organization

 

BMGT469 - Management and Organization Short-term Study Aboard 

 

Note: A maximum combined total of 6 credits of BMGT468 and BMGT469 coursework can satisfy Management major requirements.  

 

Total Major Requirements 18 credits