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Courses - Fall 2016
BMGT
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BMGT110
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Students are provided with an introduction to the business value chain with an emphasis on inter-organizational and intra-organizational coordination of core business processes. Emphasis is on cross-functional integration and the efficient and effective management of core processes with an emphasis on marketing, operations and supply chain management.
BMGT110F
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Restricted to Smith School's Smith Start (FPFF) students.
BMGT190H
Introduction to Design and Quality
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be in the Quest program.
Also offered as: ENES190.
Credit only granted for: BMGT190 or ENES190.
Exposes engineering and business students to the principles of total quality, using experiential team-learning and technology-aided approaches. The first of four courses in total quality.
Restricted to Quest Program students.

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BMGT210
Foundations of Accounting for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT221; and must not be in a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: (BMGT220 and BMGT221) or BMGT210.
Additional information: Does not apply to a Smith School degree. Students pursuing a Smith School minor who have completed both BMGT220 and BMGT221 may substitute these courses for BMGT210. Credit will not be given for both BMGT210 and the combination of BMGT220 and BMGT221.
Provides an understanding of the common statements that report a company's profitability and financial health, and are useful to all economic agents who are engaged with the firm. Students will also recognize and understand managerial accounting as a system for accumulating and modeling information to support decision-making.
Restricted to General Business Minors
BMGT220
Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Basic theory and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. Includes the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements for single owner and partnership forms of business organizations operating as service companies or merchandisers.
Open to all students with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT220H
Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Basic theory and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. Includes the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements for single owner and partnership forms of business organizations operating as service companies or merchandisers.
Restricted to Honors students with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT221
Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220.
Basic theory and techniques of accounting for managerial decision making. Involves the introduction of the corporation and manufacturing operations. Includes cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. Introduces the topics of income taxation and international accounting.
Restricted to students with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT221H
Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT220.
Basic theory and techniques of accounting for managerial decision making. Involves the introduction of the corporation and manufacturing operations. Includes cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting. Introduces the topics of income taxation and international accounting.
Course restricted to University Honors Studetns with 24 credit hours completed.
BMGT230
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
BMGT230B
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Restricted to BMGT majors.
BMGT230H
Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
Restricted to Honors students.
BMGT289A
Social Enterprise: Changing the World through Innovation and Transformative Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289B
How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: BMBT289B or HONR289P. Evening guest speakers 6-9:30pm on various Thursdays. Daytime meetings will be held every week.
BMGT289D
Frauds, Scams, and Thefts: What, How and Why?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289E
Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289F
Is America Destined to Fall by 2076?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289I
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: MS
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Why do smart managers make flawed decisions? Why do managers keep believing they have made the right choice, even with disastrous results staring them in the face? Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions will address how evidence-based management and other decisionmaking tools can be used to uncover hidden assumptions in the corner offices of great corporations.
BMGT298F
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Business and Management; Global Mindset Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the Global Mindset program.
BMGT300
Information Systems for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be admitted to the Minor in General Business or the Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and must not have completed BMGT301; and must not be in a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT300 or BMGT301.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. Course may be substituted by BMGT301 for General Business or Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor students only.
Introduces students to the transformative potential of emerging and existing information technologies and their impacts on the structure and competitive dynamics of various industries.
Restricted to General Business Minors.
BMGT301
Introduction to Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Additional information: CMSC majors will not receive credit for this course towards their upper level concentration in their CMSC major. All BMGT majors, including students who are a double major in CMCS, must complete BMGT301 for their BMGT degree.
Comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), which explores the strategic and tactical nature of IS. The basic concepts in analyzing and designing information systems for business applications will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be analyzed, and the basics of web page and web site design will be outlined. Students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunications, networks, and information systems security. Knowledge of Excel or a similar spreadsheet tool.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credits completed.
BMGT301F
Introduction to Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Additional information: CMSC majors will not receive credit for this course towards their upper level concentration in their CMSC major. All BMGT majors, including students who are a double major in CMCS, must complete BMGT301 for their BMGT degree.
Comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), which explores the strategic and tactical nature of IS. The basic concepts in analyzing and designing information systems for business applications will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be analyzed, and the basics of web page and web site design will be outlined. Students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunications, networks, and information systems security. Knowledge of Excel or a similar spreadsheet tool.
Restricted to second year students in the Smith School's Smith Start program (FPFF).
BMGT302
Designing Applications for Business Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must not be in Computer Science program.
Provides an introduction to structured programming with business applications. Programming logic and data structures are introduced. The course especially emphasizes hands-on exercises using Excel macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and covers business functions and analytics.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed. Not open to Computer Science Majors.
BMGT302F
Designing Applications for Business Analytics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must not be in Computer Science program.
Provides an introduction to structured programming with business applications. Programming logic and data structures are introduced. The course especially emphasizes hands-on exercises using Excel macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and covers business functions and analytics.
Restricted to students in the Smith School's TBT Fellows program.
BMGT310
Intermediate Accounting I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Comprehensive analysis of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting.
BMGT311
Intermediate Accounting II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT310.
Continuation of BMGT310.
Restricted to accounting majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT313
Financial Statement Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Provides students with the tools to conduct a financial statement analysis, which is part of an overall business analysis. Involves understanding and using the information that financial statements are communicating to users.
Restricted to Accounting and Finance majors with 53 credits completed.
BMGT313F
Financial Statement Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Provides students with the tools to conduct a financial statement analysis, which is part of an overall business analysis. Involves understanding and using the information that financial statements are communicating to users.
BMGT321
Managerial Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
A study of the basic concepts of product costing and cost analysis for management planning and control. Emphasis is placed on the role of the accountant in organizational management, analysis of cost behavior, standard cost budgeting, responsibility accounting and relevant costs for decision-making.
BMGT323
Taxation of Individuals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Federal taxation of individuals focusing on income, exclusions, deductions, depreciation, credits and capital transactions. Property coverage includes the tax consequences of sales and dispositions of investment and business assets. Both tax planning and compliance issues are covered.
BMGT326
Accounting Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT201 or BMGT301).
A study of accounting systems and computer and communications technology.
BMGT332
Operations Research For Management Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The aim of this course is to introduce management science techniques for informed decision-making that can be applied in spreadsheet models to assist in the decision-analysis process. Models include Linear Programming, Transportation and Assignment problems, network flow models, Integer and non-linear programming, Simulation and Decision Trees.
Restricted to BMGT majors and Quest students with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT340
Business Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
BMGT340F
Business Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
Restricted to students in the Smith School's Sophomore Wall Street Fellows Program.
BMGT340H
(Perm Req)
Business Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
Restricted to BMGT Honors students with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT340N
Business Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221; and (BMGT231 or BMGT230).
Topics include: the principles and practices involved in the organization, financing and rehabilitation of business enterprises; the various types of securities and their use in raising funds, apportioning income, risk and control; intercorporate relations; and new developments. Emphasis on solution of problems of financial policy faced by management.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics majors (0111C) with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT341
Financial Markets
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT340.
Formerly: BMGT498G.
Shows the interconnectedness of the markets. The role of the Central bank and monetary policy is included in this context. Students develop an understanding of: (i) the determination of interest rates; (ii) financial instruments, markets and institutions; (iii) the impact of monetary policy on institutions; and (iv) how financial innovations create markets.
Prerequisite: BMGT340. Restricted to Finance majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT343
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Credit only granted for: BMGT343 or ECON435.
Additional information: This course cannot be used to fulfill any requirements for majors in Economics.
An introduction to financial investments. Topics include: securities and securities markets; investment risks, returns and constraints; portfolio policies; and institutional investment policies.
Restricted to Finance majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT345
Foundations of Financial Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT340; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT345 or BMGT340.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. BMGT340 may substitute for BMGT345.
Provides students an overview of financial management. Students will understand how to accomplish the firm goal of maximizing shareholder value, learn how to conduct a financial statement analysis, and recognize its various elements, including profitability, credit risk, revenue, assets, liability, and cash flows. Understand the relationship between risk and return and how it impacts investment and corporate decisions.
Restricted to General Business Minors.
BMGT349F
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Fellows program.
BMGT350
Marketing Principles and Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ECON200 or ECON205.
An introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing including the marketing of service and nonprofit organizations. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
BMGT350H
(Perm Req)
Marketing Principles and Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ECON200 or ECON205.
An introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing including the marketing of service and nonprofit organizations. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
Restricted to BMGT Honors students with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT350N
Marketing Principles and Organization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ECON200 or ECON205.
An introduction to the concepts and principles of marketing including the marketing of service and nonprofit organizations. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics (0111C) and horticulture (0107C) majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT353
Retail Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT220 and BMGT350.
Planning and implementing retail marketing strategy. Store and nonstore (catalog, internet) retailing. Evaluation of how environmental trends in the consumer market, competition, the economy and technology affect retail strategy in the U.S. and global market.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT355
Foundations of Marketing for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT350; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT355 or BMGT350.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. BMGT350 may substitute for BMGT355.
Introduces the concepts and principles of marketing. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees.
Restricted to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minors.
BMGT360
Strategic Management of Human Capital
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Provides students with the basic knowledge needed to help organizations attract, select, develop, engage, evaluate, and retain talent. Topics covered may include strategic HRM, the role of globalization, legal issues in HRM, work analysis, HR planning, recruitment, personnel selection, performance management and appraisal, training and development, career development, compensation systems, motivating and rewarding performance, labor relations, and employee health and safety.
BMGT361
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must be in the Smith Entrepreneurship Fellows Program; and must not have completed BMGT461.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, or BMGT461.
Formerly: BMGT261.
Focuses on the early development of a new venture. Topics include: idea-getting, opportunity recognition, feasibility studies, new venture financing and startup. Guests speakers and practicing entrepreneurs offer real world guidance. Restricted to students admitted to the Smith Entrepreneurship Fellows Program.
BMGT363
Leadership and Teamwork in Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Provides a comprehensive understanding of fundamental leadership concepts, theories, and skills in organizations and applies to assessing and developing effective leadership practices in organizations.
Restricted to Management (0503G) majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT364
Managing People and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to selected aspects of human behavior in organizations generally known as organizational behavior (OB). This course is designed to help students develop systematic and fundamental understanding of people and their behaviors in organizations, as well as useful abilities and skills required to effectively and ethically manage various individual, interpersonal, group, and organization-level processes.
BMGT364N
Managing People and Organizations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An introduction to selected aspects of human behavior in organizations generally known as organizational behavior (OB). This course is designed to help students develop systematic and fundamental understanding of people and their behaviors in organizations, as well as useful abilities and skills required to effectively and ethically manage various individual, interpersonal, group, and organization-level processes.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics (0111C) and dietetics (1307D) majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT366
Growth Strategies for Emerging Companies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT461 or BMGT361.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Offers practical management tools that are needed to build a new venture into a significant enterprise. The competencies, strategies and structures of successful high performance businesses are studied through cases, videos and guest lecturers. Topics include leadership, internal growth strategies, merger, acquisition and franchising.
Restricted to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minors.
BMGT367
Career Search Strategies in Business
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
An overview and opportunity to practice job search skills critical to obtaining internships and full-time positions. Course will cover strategies for exploring career options, preparing job search materials, development of job search skills such as interviewing and networking. Students are encouraged to take this course in the sophomore or junior year.
BMGT369C
Experiential Learning in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship; The Power of Persuasion and Influence
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Learn and practice the art of persuasion. Assess and understand behavior and values that influence business decisions. Explore the ethics and importance of influencing others. Practice leveraging core motivators career enrichment. This course is in partnership with NewDay USA and will include a trip to their headquarters on Friday, September 16th. Transportation and lunch will be provided that day. Course meets Friday, September 16 8am-6pm & Friday, October 7 9am-1pm in VMH 1518.
BMGT370
Introduction to Transportation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An overview of the transportation field with an emphasis on freight movements from the perspective of both providers of capacity and users of freight services. Examines the characteristics of the freight modes and the role of each mode as a major component of logistics and supply chain management. Explores the economics, energy use, and finances of each mode as well as the impact of government policies on each mode's future. Discussion of infrastructure and capacity needs of the transportation system and its ability to support the economy.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT372
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Supply chain management involves the coordination of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that products and services are available to the final consumer in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Logistics management is the subset of supply chain management dealing with the physical flows of product and includes such activities as transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, inventory management, and order fulfillment. Attention is paid to the logistics cost trade-offs within the firm and between members of the supply chain.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT375
Supply Chain Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be admitted to the Minor in General Business or the Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and must not have completed BMGT372; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT375 or BMGT372.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. Course may be substituted by BMGT372 for General Business minor or Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor students only.
Examines management decision-making in the design, implementation and coordination of a firm's supply chain activities. Topics include transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, inventory management, and order fulfillment.
Restricted to General Business Minors.
BMGT380
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Legal aspects of business relationships. Examination of torts and business crimes, contracts and agency. The law of personal property and bailment relationships. Survey of public policy issues.
BMGT380N
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Legal aspects of business relationships. Examination of torts and business crimes, contracts and agency. The law of personal property and bailment relationships. Survey of public policy issues.
Restricted to agricultural and resource economics majors (0111C) with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT385
Operations Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: BMGT385 or ENME426.
Studies the design, management and improvement of a firm's processes an systems for creation and delivery of products and services. Includes strategic and operational views of supply chain, product development, and capacity analysis, highlighting the competitive advantages that operations management can provide the firm.
Restricted to BMGT majors and QUEST program students with 53 credit hours completed and to Business Process Fellows.
BMGT390H
Systems Thinking for Managerial Decision Making
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES190 or BMGT190; and must be a QUEST student.
Also offered as: ENES390.
Credit only granted for: BMGT390, ENES390, or ENES498X.
An introduction to the theory, concepts, tools, and practices of system thinking to enhance managerial decision making. Offers a blend of theory, real-life examples, and proven methods to initiate and sustain an organization-wide reorientation towards systems thinking.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Also offered as ENES390H.
BMGT392
Introduction to International Business Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ECON200.
A study of the domestic and foreign environmental factors affecting the international operations of U.S. business firms. The course also covers the administrative aspects of international marketing, finance and management.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 53 credit hours completed.
BMGT395
Foundations of Management for Non Business Majors
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be admitted to the Minor in General Business or the Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and must not have completed BMGT364; and must not be a major in the R.H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT395 or BMGT364.
Additional information: Course does not apply to a Smith School degree. Course may be substituted by BMGT364 for General Business minor or Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor students only.
Introduces concepts related to organization behavior. Topics include leadership, team decision making and management, conflict resolution and negotiations, organizational culture, and organization change. Students will learn how to apply those concepts and theories to understanding and critically analyzing various individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational management processes.
Restricted to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minors.
BMGT397
Mentoring Design and Quality Teams
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Also offered as: ENES397.
Credit only granted for: BMGT397, ENES397, or BMGT398D.
Formerly: BMGT398D.
Practice essential skills for leading and coaching multidisciplinary teams. These include effective communications, facilitation, conflict resolution, and the ability to motivate. Students will practice these skills as mentors for student teams from BMGT/ENES 190H. In the process, they will strengthen their knowledge of design and quality techniques.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Also offered as ENES397.
BMGT398
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BMGT398A
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Internship
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to Smith School of Business students. Interested students should contact Erin Fields Saddler (esaddler@rhsmith.umd.edu) for details and permission.
BMGT398C
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Undergraduate Teaching Scholars Training
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to Accounting Teaching Scholars (FPTS).
BMGT398T
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; The External Transfer Student in Smith
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to incoming Fall Smith School External Transfer students only.
BMGT398W
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Junior Wall Street Fellows.
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the Smith School's Junior Wall Street Fellows programs.
BMGT398X
(Perm Req)
Individual Study in Business and Management; Schilit Scholars in Accounting
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to students in the Schilit Scholars Program.
BMGT402
Database Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: BMGT302.
Credit only granted for: INST327 or BMGT402.
The fundamentals of database management systems (DBMS), data models, query processing, and data warehouses, and their application in the development of business information systems will be covered. An important goal of this course is to understand the value of information resources and information management challenges within an organization.
Restricted to BMGT majors and Business Analytics minors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT403
Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Recommended: BMGT302.
Techniques and tools applicable to the analysis and design of computer-based information systems. System life cycle, requirements analysis, logical design of databases and performance evaluation. Emphasis on case studies. Project required that involves the design, analysis and implementation of an information system.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT406
Developing Applications for the Web and Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT402 and BMGT302.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: INST377 or BMGT406.
The design and development of Web applications and the underlying platforms and standards for Web application development will be covered. It will examine the phenomenon of social media, social networking and crowdsourcing and understand their use within organizations.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT407
Information Systems Projects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT402 and BMGT403.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Senior capstone course for the decision and information sciences major. Collected knowledge from the DIS courses and application to significant problems of size and complexity. State-of-the-art research ideas and current business and industrial practices in information systems.
Restricted to Information Systems majors with 86 credit hours completed.
BMGT411
Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT311.
Restriction: Must be in Accounting program.
Analysis and discussion of issues relating to ethics and professionalism in accounting.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 86 credit hours completed.
BMGT417
Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Estates
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT221.
Federal taxation of corporations using the life-cycle approach-formation, operation, assessment, merger, reorganization and liquidation. Overviews of pass-through entities - partnerships and s-corporations -using the life-cycle approach, and the tax consequences of wealth transfers by individuals - gift and estate taxation. Both tax planning and compliance issues are addressed.
Restricted to Accounting majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT422
Auditing Theory and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT310; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BMGT311.
A study of the independent accountant's attest function, generally accepted auditing standards, compliance and substantive tests and report forms and opinions.
BMGT424
Advanced Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT311.
Advanced accounting theory applied to specialized topics and current problems. Emphasis on consolidated statements and partnership accounting.
Restricted to Accounting majors.
BMGT430
Linear Statistical Models in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Explores the role of statistical models in business analytics to drive managerial decision-making and improve performance through the use of relevant data-motivated examples. Topics include regression models (both simple and multiple regression, as well as logistic regression for binary data), model validation, variable transformation, variable selection, discriminant analysis, and forecasting. These topics are modeled using state-of-the-art data analytics software.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 84 credit hours completed or students in the Business Analytics minor .
BMGT431
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT430.
An introduction to the tools and techniques that are central to the analysis of abundant data that is being collected in many forms including web traffic, social network data, and reviews and comments on websites.
Restricted to Business Analytics minors (BU01) or OM majors (0503R).
BMGT434
Introduction to Optimization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT332; and (MATH120 or MATH140; or must have completed MATH220). Or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
This course assumes that students have already been introduced to the concepts and techniques of operations research/business analytics (OR/BA). Published papers, short cases, and projects in OR/BA will be analyzed and discussed in a thoughtful way, taking into account the soft (people-related) issues and the hard (mathematical/optimization) issues.
Restricted to BMGT majors, QUEST students, and Business Analytics minors minors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT435
Business Process Simulation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Develop and plan simulation studies, build simulation models with special purpose software, analyze and interpret the results. Extensive use of applications and real-world examples. The emphasis is on model formulation and the interpretation of results, rather than mathematical theory.
Restricted to BMGT majors or Business Analytics minors with 60 credits completed.
BMGT438A
Special Topics in Operations Management; Applied Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Course restricted to QUEST students. Also offered as ENES478A. Credit granted for BMGT438A or ENES478A.
BMGT440
Advanced Financial Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Analysis and discussion of cases and readings relating to financial decisions of the firm. The application of finance concepts to the solution of financial problems is emphasized.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 68 credit hours completed.
BMGT441
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Credit only granted for: BMGT448A or BMGT441.
Formerly: BMGT448A.
Describes important financial instruments which have market values that are sensitive to interest rate movements. Develops tools to analyze interest rate sensitivity and value fixed income securities. Defines and explains the vocabulary of the bond management business.
Restricted to Finance majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT443
Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT343.
Study and application of the concepts, methods, models, and empirical findings to the analysis, valuation and selection of securities, especially common stock.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT444
Futures and Options Contracts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT343.
Credit only granted for: BMGT444 or MATH424.
The institutional features and economic rationale underlying markets in futures and options. Hedging, speculation, structure of futures prices, interest rate futures, efficiency in futures markets and stock and commodity options.
Restricted to Finance majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT445
Banking and Financial Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Recommended: ECON330 or BMGT341.
Analysis and discussion of cases and readings in commercial bank management. The loan function is emphasized; also the management of liquidity reserves, investments for income and source of funds. Bank objectives, functions, policies, organization, structure, services and regulation are considered.
Restricted to Finance majors with 84 credit hours completed.
BMGT446
International Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340.
Financial management from the perspective of the multinational corporation. Topics covered include the organization and functions of foreign exchange and international capital markets, international capital budgeting, financing foreign trade and designing a global financing strategy. Emphasis of the course is on how to manage exchange and political risks while maximizing benefits from global opportunity sets faced by the firm.
Restricted to Finance and International Business majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT447
Computational Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT343.
Credit only granted for: BMGT447 or BMGT448E.
Formerly: BMGT448E.
Students will be introduced to tools for solving financial problems, specifically Excel functions and techniques, Visual Basic (VBA) Programming and Monte Carlo method & variations. Students will then apply these tools to solve problems related to options valuation, portfolio management, and risk management.
Restricted to Finance majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT448G
Special Topics in Finance; Quantitative Financial Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT230 and BMGT340. Pre-or Co-requisite: BMGT343. Restricted to Quantitative Finance Fellows.
BMGT448L
Special Topics in Finance; Hedge Fund Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT340. Restricted to Finance majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT449F
Investment Fund Management: Lemma Senbet Fund
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Lemma Senbet Fund Fellows (FPSF).
BMGT450
Integrated Marketing Communications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Credit only granted for: BMGT354 or BMGT450.
Formerly: BMGT354.
In-depth study of coordinated marketing activities including advertising, sales promotion, Internet marketing, direct marketing and personal selling. Emphasizes strategic planning to effectively use these promotional tools to communicate with customers and meet marketing goals. Blends theory and current practice to provide managerial orientation.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT451
Consumer Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Recommended: PSYC100; and PSYC221.
Identifying buyer behavior concepts relevant to a specific marketing problem so that appropriate marketing decisions can be made. Conceptual frameworks are drawn from psychology, sociology, economics, and other social sciences to aid in understanding the behavior of ultimate and industrial buyers.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 68 credit hours completed.
BMGT452
Marketing Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350 and BMGT230.
Focuses on aiding marketing decision-making through exploratory, descriptive and casual research. Develops student skills in designing market research studies, including selection of data collection method, development of data collection instrument, sample design, collection and statistical analysis of data and reporting the results.
BMGT454
Global Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Marketing functions from the global executive's viewpoint, including coverage of global marketing policies relating to product adaptation, data collection and analysis, channels of distribution, pricing, communications and cost analysis. Consideration is given to the cultural, legal, financial and organizational aspects of global marketing.
BMGT455
Sales Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
The roles of the sales executive as a planner, manager of resources and marketing functions and recruiter, trainer, motivator and leader of field sales personnel. Techniques and sequence of problem analysis for selling and sales management decisions and to the practical framework in which these decisions take place. Teaching vehicles feature strong classroom interactions, cases, journal articles, research findings, guest sales managers, debates, and modern company practices.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT457
Marketing Policies and Strategies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
This capstone course ties together various marketing concepts using the fundamentals of strategic market planning as the framework. Application of these principles is accomplished by analyzing and discussing cases and by playing a marketing strategy computer simulation game. Analysis of current business articles to understand the link between theory and real-world problem solving.
Restricted to Marketing majors with 100 credit hours completed.
BMGT458A
Special Topics in Marketing; Design and Innovation in Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT458B
Special Topics in Marketing; Design Applications in Marketing and Branding
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT458J
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Marketing; Strategic Overview of the Hospitality Industry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the Smith School's Hospitality Business Program.
BMGT458Q
Special Topics in Marketing; Computer Graphics Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT461
Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
BMGT461N
Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Open to all non-BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed. BMGT majors should register for BMGT 461.
BMGT463
Cross-cultural Challenges in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Examines in depth the nature of international cultural value-differences and their behavioral-related effects in the workplace. Topics include decision-making and leadership styles and reactions to various work assignments and reward structures.
BMGT463F
Cross-cultural Challenges in Business
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Examines in depth the nature of international cultural value-differences and their behavioral-related effects in the workplace. Topics include decision-making and leadership styles and reactions to various work assignments and reward structures.
Restricted to Global Fellows students only.
BMGT465
Business Plan For The New Venture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT461 or BMGT361.
Each student focuses on the production of a business plan that will be accepted for an annual business plan competition. Business plans of sufficient quality may be submitted to attract financing. Topics include a deep review of business construction and its derivative short forms.
Registration is restricted to BMGT-Shady Grove Entrepreneurship majors with 86 credits. UMCP undergraduate BMGT students are not eligible to enroll at Shady Grove.
BMGT466
Global Business Strategy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Focuses on the strategic challenges that directly result from and are associated with the globalization of industries and companies. Topics include drivers of industry globalization, difference between global and multi-domestic industry, global expansion strategies, sources of competitive advantage in a global context, and coordination of a company across a global network.
Restricted to International Business majors and Management majors with 72 credit hours completed.
BMGT467
Strategic Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: BMGT467, ENES463 or HLMN472.
Provides an understanding of how innovation affects the competitive dynamics of markets, how firms can strategically manage innovation, and how firms can create and implement strategies to maximize their likelihood of success.
Restricted to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minors.
BMGT468V
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Transformative Action: Effective Methods for Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT468Y
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Entrepreneurial Capitalism Around the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT468Z
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Create the Future through Systems Thinking and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students with 60 credit hours completed. Not open to stud ents in the QUEST Honors program.

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BMGT470
Carrier Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT370.
The study of the wide range of issues facing managers in transportation This includes decisions on market entry, pricing, competitive responses, service levels, marketing strategies, capital structure, and growth objectives. Specific management decisions and overall strategies pursued by management are examined.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management majors.
BMGT471F
Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
Formerly: BMGT488L and BMGT498L.
Designed to provide students intensive interaction with senior supply chain executives from a cross-section of industries. Executives will share their insights about leading competitive supply chains in the global marketplace and assist students in understanding how to develop supply chain career strategies. Students will research the competitive supply chain dynamics of each executive's industry and review/analyze their findings with the executive.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management Fellows (FPLT).
BMGT472
Purchasing and Inbound Logistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
Analysis of the resupply activities of logistics management, including purchasing policies, transportation planning, and inventory control. Attention is directed toward total cost minimization and the establishment of a sustainable competitive advantage based on procurement.
Restricted to Supply Chain Management majors only.
BMGT476
Technology Applications in Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT372.
An understanding of the role of technology in managing the supply chain Provides students with hands-on experience in advanced software systems that build on top of enterprise resource planning systems. Major emphasis is placed on demonstrating that these systems result in supply chain cost reductions and service improvements.
Restricted to SCM and Information Systems majors.
BMGT477
International Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
The study of the importance of the supply chain management within a global context. Topics covered include: the structure, service, pricing and competitive relationships among international carriers and transport intermediaries as well as documentation, location decisions, international sourcing/distribution and management of inventory throughout the international supply chain.
Restricted to SCM majors and International Business majors.
BMGT478C
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Supply Chain Management majors.
BMGT484
Digital Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT350.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Examines the process of developing, implementing, and analyzing strategies for successfully marketing a variety of existing and potential products and services through digital means, including the web, social media, and mobile apps. Both the development and analysis of digital media for marketing will be discussed.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT485
Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BMGT231 or BMGT230; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Modern project management techniques that are used by modern practicing professionals will be covered. Particular attention is given to the management of technology based systems and projects in a business enterprise. The topics covered include: defining project scope, alignment of projects with enterprise strategy, managing project cost, time and risks using tools such as CPM/PERT, and measuring project performance.
Restricted to BMGT and QUEST students with 72 credits completed.
BMGT488A
Special Topics in Logistics, Business, and Public Policy; Introduction to Sport Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to Sports Management Fellows (FPSM).
BMGT488G
Special Topics in Logistics, Business, and Public Policy; International Business Institute
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This accelerated course will focus on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in a globalized world, while providing insight into how students can leverage their area of study. Students will benefit from classroom-based and experiential learning activities to include visits to companies, international organizations, and embassies in DC metropolitan region.
BMGT490H
Quest Consulting and Innovation Practicum
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENES390 or BMGT390.
Also offered as: ENES490.
Credit only granted for: BMGT490 or ENES490.
Final course in the QUEST Honors Fellows Program three-course curriculum. Based on a team-based consulting project with one of QUEST's professional partners. A project advisor and professional champion supervise each student team. Requires extensive out-of-class work.
Restricted to Quest Program students.
BMGT491
Defining Consulting and Innovation Projects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT190 or ENES190.
Restriction: Restricted to QUEST Program (TQMP) students.
Also offered as: ENES491.
Credit only granted for: BMGT491, ENES491 or BMGT438D.
Formerly: BMGT438D.
Cultivate relationships with new and current corporate partners and prepare project scopes for QUEST's capstone course, BMGT/ENES 490H. Requires independent work communicating with clients and class visits to a variety of potential project sites.
Prerequiste: BMGT190H or ENES190H. Restricted to Quest.
BMGT493H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
First semester of the senior year. The course is designed for honors students who have elected to conduct intensive study (independent or group). The student will work under the direct guidance of a faculty advisor and the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies. They shall determine that the area of study is of a scope and intensity deserving of a candidate's attention. Formal written and/or oral reports on the study may be required by the faculty advisor.
Restricted to BMGT Honors students.
BMGT494H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT493.
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must be in the Smith School Honors Fellows program.
Second semester of the senior year. The student shall continue and complete the research initiated in BMGT 493, additional reports may be required at the discretion of the faculty advisor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Restricted to BMGT Honors students.
BMGT495
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to BMGT students with 60 credit hours completed.
BMGT496
Business Ethics and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: 1 course in BMGT; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
A study of the standards of business conduct, morals and values as well as the role of business in society with consideration of the sometimes conflicting interests of and claims on the firm and its objectives. Emphasizes a strategic approach by business to the management of its external environment.
BMGT498L
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Business and Management; Innovating the Higher Education Business Model
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Innovo Scholars is a new program offering an elite group of students the opportunity to participate in the innovation of teaching and learning at Smith. In addition to completing normal teaching assistant activities, the Scholars will be responsible for designing and implementing improvements to an existing Smith course or program.
BMGT808O
Special Topics in Information Systems; Current Topics in IS Research: Research Methods
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT808P
Special Topics in Information Systems; Current Topics in IS Research: Opportunities at DisciplinaryInterfaces
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT808R
Special Topics in Information Systems; Research Seminar in Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT818G
Special Topics in Accounting and Information Assurance; Seminar in Management Accounting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT818N
Special Topics in Accounting and Information Assurance; Workshop in Accounting Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT828
Independent Study in Business and Management
Credits: 1 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BMGT830
Operations Research: Linear Programming
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH240; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Concepts and applications of linear programming models, theoretical development of the simplex algorithm, and primal-dual problems and theory.
BMGT836
Applied Regression Models
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: It is assumed that the student has taken a first course in statistics and is familiar with the content of such course including interval estimation and hypothesis testing.
An introduction to regression models used in business research. Topics include: simple and multiple regression, diagnostics for checking model adequacy, transformations, polynomial models, indicator variables, multicollinearity, variable selection, times series data, generalized linear models, implementation using statistical software, and application to research questions.
BMGT838R
Special Topics in Operations Management/Management Science; Research Seminar in Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT840
Seminar in Financial Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Seminar in selected classic and current theoretical and empirical research in the foundations of finance.
BMGT848A
Special Topics in Finance; Financial Research Methods
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT848F
Special Topics in Finance; Workshop in Finance Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT858D
Special Topics in Marketing; Behavioral Decision Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT858R
Special Topics in Marketing; Marketing Research Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT858W
Special Topics in Marketing; Marketing Models with MCMC
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868C
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Career and Professionalization Workshop in Management and Organization
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868G
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Multi-Level Modeling
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Meets 9/27, 10/4, 10/11.
BMGT868P
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Presentations
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT868R
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Research Methods Foundation
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to OBHR and SM&E majors. Meets 1-4:35pm 8/18 and 9:00am-12:35 8/22, 8/23, 8/25, 8/30, 9/2, 9/20.
BMGT868T
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Seminar on Teams
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Meets 08/29, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17.
BMGT868V
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management; Strategic Human Resource Management
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Meets 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8.
BMGT878B
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Behavioral Foundations
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878C
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Cross Disciplinary Workshop
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878D
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Formal Theory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878P
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Strategy and Entrepreneurship PhD Presentations
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT878R
Special Topics in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Straegy and Entrepreneurship Research Methods Foundation
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
BMGT888I
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Industrial Organization Economics
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT888M
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Economics of International Business
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT888W
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management; Workshop in Supply Chain Management
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
BMGT898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
BMGT899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.