MBA Supplemental Information

Program Objectives

Students who complete the program should be able to:

  • Make effective management decisions that exhibit high ethical standards in a global and culturally diverse environment
  • Use oral and written communication skills to express ideas effectively and persuasively with all organizational stakeholders using a variety of tools including synchronous and asynchronous technologies.
  • Develop comprehensive solutions to business problems by synthesizing and evaluating information using qualitative and quantitative analytical reasoning.
  • Manage the effective use of technology in an organization to achieve superior performance and operational effectiveness. 
  • Apply proven management theories and practices to resolve a wide range of organizational issues

Partnerships

UMUC has established academic partnerships with universities in Canada, Mexico and China. Some of these partnerships involve MBA students participating with students from these universities in company-sponsored projects that are arranged through a series of business relationships in these countries. 

Career Path

  • Mid- to upper-level corporate manager
  • Mid- to upper-level manager in government or non-profit organizations
  • Business/organizational consultant
  • Corporate planner
  • Business owner/entrepreneur

Student Profile

The MBA program is designed for working, mid-career professionals from a wide range of academic and organizational backgrounds.

Dual Degrees

With just a few additional courses you can enhance the power of your MBA with the comprehensive, practical knowledge you need to lead within educational, business, government, and non-profit organizations. Graduates of the MBA program can elect to pursue dual degrees in the following areas:

Earning the MBA as the Second Degree

Most of the above dual degree programs allow you to earn either degree first; however, the degree requirements may differ significantly. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion after earning the first degree:

  • DMBA 610 Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society (6)
  • DMBA 620 Effective Financial and Operational Decision Making (6)
  • DMBA 630 Marketing and Strategy Management in the Global Marketplace (6)

The MBA may be earned only as a second degree with the following programs:

MBA / Master of Distance Education

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education (3)
  • OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education (3)
  • OMDE 610 Teaching and Learning in Online Distance Education (3)
  • OMDE 606 Costs and Economics of Distance Education (3
  • OMDE 608 Learner Support in Distance Education and Training (3)
  • DEPM 622 The Business of Distance Education (3)

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MBA / Master of International Management

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • IMAN 601 Strategic Management in a Global Environment (3)
  • IMAN 615 Strategic Investment and Partnering (3)
  • IMAN 625 International Trade and Trade Policy (3)
  • IMAN 635 Managing Country Risk (3)
  • FIN 640 Multinational Financial Management (3)
  • MRKT 605 International Marketing Management (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Biotechnology

Required Courses

If the student completes the MBA first then the following requirements must be met to obtain the dual MS in Biotechnology:

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study Required Courses

  • BIOT 640 Societal Issues in Biotechnology(3)
  • BIOT 630 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIOT 645 The Business of Biotechnology (3)
  • BIOT 601 Introduction to Molecular Biology (3)
  • BTMN 636 Biotechnology and the Regulatory Environment (3)
  • BTMN 670 Capstone in Biotechnology (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • CSEC 610 Cyberspace and Cybersecurity (6)
  • CSEC 635 National Cybersecurity Policy and Law (6)
  • CSEC 645 Enterprise Cybersecurity Policy (6)

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MBA / Master of Science in Environmental Management

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • ENVM 646 Environmental/Energy Law and Policy Development (3)
  • ENVM 641 Environmental Auditing (3)
  • ENVM 643 Environmental Communications and Reporting (3)
  • ENVM 647 Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
  • ENVM 649 Principles of Waste Management and Pollution Control (3)
  • ENVM 650 Land and Water Resource Management (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Financial Management and Information Systems

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

Note: Students must complete all classes except INFA 610 before taking MSFS 670.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • FIN 620 Long-Term Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 630 Investment Valuation (3)
  • ISAS 610 Information Systems Management and Integration (3)
  • INFA 610 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3)
  • IMAT 637 IT Acquisitions Management (3)
Capstone Course

MSFS 670 Financial Management and Information Systems Capstone (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Please Note: If you began this dual degree prior to fall 2007, please consult the Dual Degree Study Plan to determine which courses you should register for.

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree.  If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion. 

Note: Students in this dual program must complete at least 12 credits before taking HCAD 670.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • HCAD 600 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3)
  • HCAD 620 The U.S. Health Care System (3)
  • HCAD 630 Public Health Administration (3)
  • HCAD 650 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)
  • HCAD 660 Health Care Institutional Organization and Management (3)
Capstone Course

HCAD 670 Health Care Administration Capstone (3)

Note: HCAD 600 should be completed as first course. Students in this program should have educational and/or professional work experience in the health care field.

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MBA / Master of Science in Information Technology

Required Courses

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

UCSP 615A Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 620 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)
  • INFA 610 Foundations of Information Security and Assurance (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Management

Please Note: If you began this dual degree prior to fall 2007, please consult the Dual Degree Study Plan to determine which courses you should register for.

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

Accounting Specialization Required Course

Students must have completed 15 credits of undergraduate accounting courses with a grade of C or better in each course before enrolling in any accounting course. UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.) ACCT 610 is a prerequisite for all other ACCT courses.

  • ACCT 610 Financial Accounting (3) (Must be taken prior to any other accounting courses.)
  • ACCT 611 Management Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 612 Auditing Process (3)
  • ACCT 614 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • ACCT 613 Federal Income Taxation (3)

Choose one (1) of the following two courses.

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Acquisition and Supply Chain Management Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • ASCM 626 Purchasing and Materials Management (3)
  • ASCM 627 Legal Aspects of Contracting (3)
  • ASCM 628 Contract Pricing and Negotiations (3)
  • ASCM 629 Strategic Purchasing and Logistics (3)
  • ASCM 630 Commercial Transactions in a Technological Environment: Law, Management, and Technology (3)
  • ASCM 631 Integrative Supply Chain Management (3)

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Criminal Justice Management Required Specialization Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • CJMS 600 Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • CJMS 610 Perspectives in Law Enforcement Management (3)
  • CJMS 620 Issues in Correctional Administration (3)
  • CJMS 630 Seminar in Security Management (3)
  • CJMS 640 Criminal Justice Intelligence Systems and Approaches (3)
  • CJMS 650 Legal Aspects within the Criminal Justice System (3)

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Financial Management Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.) FIN 620 and FIN 630 must be completed before enrolling in FIN 660. FIN 630 is prerequisite to FIN 645.

  • FIN 615 Financial Analysis and Modeling (3)
  • FIN 620 Long-Term Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 630 Investment Valuation (3)
  • FIN 645 Behavioral Finance (3)
  • FIN 660 Strategic Financial Management (3)
  • FIN 640 Multinational Financial Management (3)

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Health Care Administration Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • HCAD 610 Information Technology for Health Care Administration (3)
  • HCAD 620 The U.S. Health Care System (3)
  • HCAD 630 Public Health Administration (3)
  • HCAD 640 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HCAD 650 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)
  • HCAD 660 Health Care Institutional Organization and Management (3)

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Human Resource Management Specialization Program Rule

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • HRMD 610 Issues and Practices in Human Resources Management (3)
  • HRMD 620 Employee and Labor Relations (3)
  • HRMD 630 Recruitment and Selection (3)
  • HRMD 640 Job Analysis, Assessment, and Compensation (3)
  • HRMD 650 Organizational Development and Change (3)
  • HRMD 651 Current Perspectives in Training and Development (3)

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Intelligence Management Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

INMS 600 and 610 must be taken as the first two courses. 

  • INMS 600 Managing Intelligence Activities (3) 
  • INMS 610 Intelligence Collection: Sources and Challenges (3)
  • INMS 620 Intelligence Analysis: Consumers, Uses, and Issues(3)
  • INMS 630 Espionage and Counterintelligence (3)
  • INMS 640 Intelligence-Led Enforcement (3)
  • INMS 650 Intelligence Management and Oversight (3)

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Marketing Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.)

  • MRKT 601 Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Communications (3)
  • MRKT 602 Consumer Behavior (3)
  • MRKT 603 Brand Management (3)
  • MRKT 604 Marketing Intelligence and Research Systems (3)
  • MRKT 605 International Marketing Management (3)
  • MRKT 606 Integrated Direct Marketing (3)

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Nonprofit and Association Management Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.) NPMN 650 is prerequisite to NPMN 655

  • NPMN 600 Nonprofit and Association Organizations and Issues (3)
  • NPMN 610 Nonprofit and Association Law and Governance (3)
  • NPMN 620 Nonprofit and Association Financial Management (3)
  • NPMN 650 Fundamentals of Association Management (3)
  • NPMN 655 Outcome and Process Evaluation Management (3)
  • NPMN 660 Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations and Associations (3)

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Public Relations Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.) All other specialization courses must be completed before enrolling in PRPA 650.

  • PRPA 600 Public Relations Writing (3)
  • PRPA 601 Public Relations Theory and Practice (3)
  • PRPA 602 Public Relations Techniques (3)
  • PRPA 610 Crisis Management Seminar (3)
  • PRPA 620 Global Public Relations (3)
  • PRPA 650 Public Relations Campaigns (3)

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MBA / Master of Science in Technology Management

Boost the power of your MBA by gaining a broad-based core of management competency in central business functions, along with a deep understanding of the technologies that enable specific business capabilities, through the MS in technology management. Your choice of specialized area of focus will give you the specific skills you need to attain your long-term career goals.

Students must complete all requirements for the first degree before beginning the second. The MBA may be earned as the first or second degree. If the MBA is earned second, only three additional courses are required for completion.

E-Business Specialization Required Course

Note: As of Spring 2010, no new applications are being accepted for this program.  Only students who are currently enrolled in the EBUS portion of this dual degree may continue with the program.  Current students should review the EBUS course phase-out plan, complete a study plan, and then contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

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Emergency Management Specialization Required Courses

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • EMAN 600 Comprehensive Crisis and Emergency Management (3)
  • EMAN 610 Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (3)
  • EMAN 620 Information Technology in Emergency Management (3)
  • HSMN 610 Concepts in Homeland Security (3)
  • HSMN 630 Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery (3)
  • EMAN 630 Crisis Communication for Emergency Managers (3)

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Homeland Security Management Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • HSMN 610 Concepts in Homeland Security (3)
  • HSMN 620 Physical Security (3)
  • HSMN 630 Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery (3)
  • INFA 660 Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment (3)
  • BSBD 641 Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (3)
  • HSMN 670 Seminar in Homeland Security (3)

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Information Systems and Services Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study.

  • ISAS 600 Information Systems for Managers (3)
  • ISAS 610 Information Systems Management and Integration (3)
  • ISAS 620 Information Systems Sourcing Management (3)
  • ISAS 630 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
  • ISAS 640 Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems (3)
  • ISAS 650 Information Technology, the CIO, and Organizational Transformation (3)

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Project Management Specialization Required Course

UCSP 615A Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study. PMAN 634 or PMAN 600 must be taken as the first course.

  • PMAN 634 Foundations of Project Management (3)*
    PMAN 637 Risk Management: Tools and Techniques (3)
  • PMAN 638 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)
  • PMAN 639 Project Quality Management (3)
  • PMAN 641 Project Procurement Management (3)
Project Management Specialization Capstone Course

PMAN 635 Advanced Project Methods (3)*

*PMAN 600 Project Management: Foundations and Advanced Methods (6) is a six-credit cluster course. Students who receive credit for PMAN 600 may not receive credit for PMAN 634 or PMAN 670.

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Note: Some course titles and numbers were revised beginning with the fall 2007 semester. If you began your program prior to fall 2007 and have chosen to follow the pre-fall 2007 curriculum, please refer to the pre-fall 2007 Study Plan to determine your degree requirements.

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