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Marketing Management

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Leadership and Influence

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Data Analysis for Decision Making

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Global Business Strategy

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Corporate Finance

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Digital Transformation in Business

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Financial Accounting

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Program overview

Business knowledge is in high demand in every area of work. From high-tech start-ups to non-profits, organizations are looking to leverage best practices from the business world to achieve their objectives. That’s why the MBA is widely recognized as a career accelerator, regardless of the industry you’re in.

With the MicroMasters program in MBA Core Curriculum, you will develop business insights and learn to lead others to achieve strategic goals. You’ll learn the different functional areas of a firm, how each area defines success, and how the functions work together to create success in the marketplace. You will be able to build and lead successful teams, influence others, and deliver high-quality outcomes on time and within budget.

The MicroMasters program in MBA Core Curriculum has also been designed to grow your professional and social networks. We will help you find people like yourself, both in your region and around the world, who are looking to advance their careers. In addition to facilitated discussions in your classes, you will be encouraged to interact with colleagues in real time by forming small study groups, holding virtual coffee hours, and discussing current articles and trends in business.

Are you ready? Turbocharge your career with the MicroMasters program in MBA Core Curriculum from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

What you will learn

  • Devise the right marketing strategy for your idea or firm
  • Use the vast information available in the world today to gain insight, create a competitive edge, and avoid being tomorrow’s data breach headline
  • Evaluate corporate investment opportunities to drive shareholder value
  • Use the language of business to communicate financial information to investors, shareholders, creditors, and regulators
  • Interact with those in the “C” suite, speaking their language and making your case for your ideas
  • Lead a team of people and use your influence to achieve strategic goals
  • Create the right strategy for your firm to gain a competitive advantage over others in your market space, domestically and globally

Program Class List

1
Marketing Management

Course Details
Learn key marketing strategies and tactics to help your company develop products that match customers' needs, create awareness and demand for those products, and drive sales.

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Leadership and Influence

Course Details
Learn how to capitalize on opportunities, and manage the challenges of the global marketplace, and leverage this dynamic environment for long-term value.

3
Data Analysis for Decision Making

Course Details
Use data analysis to gather critical business insights,identifymarket trends before your competitors, and gain advantages for your business.

4
Global Business Strategy

Course Details
Learn how to capitalize on opportunities, and manage the challenges of the global marketplace, and leverage this dynamic environment for long-term value.

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Corporate Finance

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Develop the ability to identify and resource high-value strategic initiatives and ensure a high rate of return for your firm's investments.

6
Digital Transformation in Business

Course Details
Learn about the explosion of technologies that are transforming business and how to strategically leverage technologies to maximize the value--and minimize the risk--to your firm.

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Financial Accounting

Course Details
How do investors, creditors, and other users analyze financial statements to assess corporate performance. Learn financial accounting, how to read financial statements, and input valuation models for better corporate finance decision-making.

Meet Your Instructors

Ritu Agarwal

Professor of Information Systems, Distinguished University Professor, Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, Senior Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, Co-Director of Center for Health Information & Decision Systems at University of Maryland Ritu Agarwal is Senior Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished University Professor and the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is also the founder and Co-Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the Smith School.
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Kathryn Bartol

Professor of Management & Organization, Management and Organization Department Chair, Co-Director of Center for Innovation, Leadership, and Change at University of Maryland
Dr. Kathryn M. Bartol is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation and Chair of the Management and Organization Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is the co-director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC). She holds an Executive Coach Certification from the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program.

Progyan Basu

Clinical Professor of Accounting Information Assurance at University of Maryland Professor Basu has over 25 years of teaching a variety of Accounting courses and seminars in the US and abroad at different levels. At Smith School of Business, he teaches Financial and Managerial Accounting at the undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA levels. He has received several awards and distinctions for teaching excellence, including the Krowe Teaching Excellence Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, and Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellowship. He serves as a Faculty Director for the PTMBA and EMBA program, as well as a Faculty Champion for the Undergraduate Accounting Teaching Scholars program

Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Professor of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies at University of Maryland Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics in the DO&IT group. Dr. Margrét Bjarnadóttir graduated from MIT's Operations Research Center in 2008, defending her thesis titled “Data Driven Approach to Health Care, Application Using Claims Data”. Dr. Bjarnadóttir specializes in operations research methods using large scale data; her research centers around data driven decision making, combining optimization modeling with data analytics.
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Gilad Chen

Organizational Behavior Department Chair at University of Maryland
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University.
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Nicole Coomber

Associate Clinical Professor in Management & Organization at University of Maryland
Nicole Coomber is an Associate Clinical Professor in Management & Organization. In addition to teaching management, leadership, and consulting, she is dedicated to helping women manage their complex lives more effectively. Nicole believes the time management, negotiation and communication strategies she teaches in her MBA classrooms at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business can help women navigate both their careers and families.

Michael Faulkender

Professor of Finance, Associate Dean of Masters’ Programs at University of Maryland Dr. Michael Faulkender is the Associate Dean of Masters Programs and a Professor of Finance at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. As Associate Dean, he oversees the Full-time, Part-time, Online, and Executive MBA programs as well as the eight Specialty Masters Programs offered by the Smith School.
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Trevor Foulk

Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at University of Maryland
Dr. Trevor Foulk is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, and his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Foulk’s research interests include deviant workplace behaviors, workplace power dynamics, social perception, and interpersonal influence behaviors.

Judy Frels

Clinical Professor of Marketing, Assistant Dean of Online Programs at University of Maryland Judy Frels is a Clinical Professor of Marketing and teaches Marketing Strategy and leads Action Learning Projects at the EMBA and MBA levels at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. At Smith, she is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs.

David Godes

Dean's Professor of Marketing, Marketing Department Chair at University of Maryland David Godes is a Professor of Marketing and is the Chair of the Marketing Department. He holds a Ph.D. and S.M. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Smith School faculty in 2009 after teaching for ten years at Harvard Business School. His teaching experiences include undergraduate, graduate and executive courses ranging from Introduction to Marketing to Business-to-Business Marketing and Sales Management.
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Anandasivam Gopal

Professor of Information Systems, Van Munching Faculty Fellow at University of Maryland
Anand Gopal is a Professor and Van Munching Faculty Fellow at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His research interests are broadly in technology platforms, contracts and entrepreneurship. He has specific projects in technology-based entrepreneurship, secondary markets for tech products, mobile platforms and healthcare.

Anil Gupta

Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at University of Maryland Dr. Anil K. Gupta is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland, USA. He also holds a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China as well as the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and has earlier served as a Chaired Professor in Strategy at INSEAD and as a visiting professor at Stanford. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University. Dr. Gupta is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalization.

Rebecca Hann

Associate Professor of Accounting, KPMG Term Professor at University of Maryland Rebecca Hann received her Masters and PhD degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines issues surrounding financial reporting and disclosure, corporate diversification, and more recently, the role of accounting information in the macroeconomy and the real effects of financial markets. Her research has been published in leading accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Accounting Studies

P.K. Kannan

Professor of Marketing, Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science at University of Maryland P. K. Kannan is the Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His main research focus is on marketing modeling, applying statistical and econometric methods to marketing data. His current research stream focuses on attribution modeling, media mix modeling, new product/service development and customer relationship management (CRM).

Michael Kimbrough

Associate Professor of Accounting, LeRoy J. Herbert Fellow at University of Maryland Michael D. Kimbrough joined the Robert H. Smith School at University of Maryland in 2010 after spending eight years at Harvard Business School as a faculty member in the Accounting and Management Unit. Professor Kimbrough earned his B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in Accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Henry Lucas

Professor of Information Systems Robert H. Smith Chair of Information Systems at University of Maryland Professor Henry Lucas’ research interests include information technology-enabled transformations of organizations as well as disruptive technologies. He has conducted research on the impact of information technology on organizations, IT in organization design, electronic commerce, and the value of information technology.

Wendy Moe

Professor of Marketing | Director of MS in Marketing Analytics at University of Maryland Wendy Moe is Professor of Marketing and Director of the Masters of Science in Marketing Analytics at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is an expert in online and social media marketing with a focus on analytics. Professor Moe is a highly published academic with her research appearing in numerous leading business journals. She is also the author of Social Media Intelligence (Cambridge: 2014). Professor Moe has been recognized by the American Marketing Association and the Marketing Science Institute as a leading scholar in her field with the Howard Award, the Young Scholar Award, the Erin Anderson Award and the Buzzell Award.
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Neta Moye

Clinical Professor of Management at University of Maryland
Dr. Moye has over 25 years of experience in the field of human resources with particular expertise in helping individuals develop leader skills. She has spent the last 10 years focused on the practice of leadership development across academic, industry, and government settings. She has experience both designing and delivering leadership development solutions across the full range of development activities including formal classroom curricula, experiential development activities, executive coaching, and leader assessments and debriefs.
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Myeong-Gu Seo

Associate Professor of Management and Organization at University of Maryland
Myeong-Gu Seo is Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. His primary areas of research regard issues relating to work-related emotions, organizational- and institutional-change. Seo received the 2001 Best Doctoral Student Paper from the Academy of Management's Organizational Development and Change Division.

Nick Seybert

Associate Professor of Accounting at University of Maryland Nick Seybert received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He conducts experimental and archival research in financial accounting with a focus on manager personality traits as well as on investors’ and managers’ decision-making biases.
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Subra Tangirala

Associate Professor of Management & Organization at University of Maryland
Subra Tangirala is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization. He teaches the leadership course in the MBA program. His research focuses on interpersonal communication in organizations. Specifically, he explores reasons why employees often remain silent despite having information, concerns, or suggestions to share, and what organizations can do to facilitate candid exchange of ideas at the workplace.

Susan White

Clinical Professor of Finance at University of Maryland Susan White is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, teaching corporate finance for undergraduates and MBAs. She received my undergraduate degree from Brown University, MBA from Binghamton University and PhD in finance from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Duration

1 year

Experience Level

Advanced

Learning Partner

University of Maryland System

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

Business Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance