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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

The Robert H. Smith School of Business, Shady Grove

5147 Building III, 301-738-6079

Director of Programs at Shady Grove: Luke Glasgow

College Park Location: 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286
Dean:To Be Announced
Associate Dean: Victor Mullins
Assistant Dean: Brian Horick

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research for the digital economy.  The faculty are scholars, teachers, and professional leaders with a commitment to superior education in business and management, specializing in accounting, finance, information systems, operations management, management and organization, marketing, logistics, transportation and supply chain management. The Smith School is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting, www.aacsb.edu.

The Smith School of Business offers students the opportunity to complete the junior-senior curriculum in four majors at the Shady Grove campus including (1) Accounting; (2) International Business; (3) Management - Entrepreneurship Track; and (4) Marketing.  For details on the majors offered at Shady Grove visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove.

Admission Requirements

All students applying for admission to the Robert H. Smith School of Business as transfer students, whether internal transfers already enrolled at UMCP or external transfer students entering the university for the first time, will be subject to competitive admission for a limited number of spaces in the Smith School at either the College Park or Shady Grove location.  For complete details on admission to the Smith School @ Shady Grove visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/admissions.aspx.

Statement of Policy on Transfer of Credit from Community Colleges

It is the practice of the Smith School of Business to consider for transfer from a regionally accredited community college only the following courses in business administration: an introductory business course, business statistics, introduction to computing (equivalent to BMGT 201), or elementary accounting. Thus, it is anticipated that students transferring from another regionally accredited institution to Shady Grove will have devoted the major share of their academic effort below the junior year to the completion of basic requirements in the liberal arts. A total of 60 semester hours from a community college may be applied toward a degree from the Smith School of Business.

Other Institutions

The Smith School of Business normally accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited four-year institutions. Junior- and senior-level business courses are accepted from colleges accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Junior- and senior- level business courses from other than AACSB-accredited schools are evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine transferability.

The Smith School of Business requires that at least 50 percent of the business and management credit hours required for a business degree be earned at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements/Degree Options

Upon completion of all degree requirements, students at the Smith School at Shady Grove will earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park.  In addition, the Smith School of Business awards Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Information concerning admission to the M.B.A. or M.S. program is available at www.rhsmith.umd.edu.

Summary of Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements (all curricula)

At least 45 hours of the 120 semester hours of academic work required for graduation must be in business and management subjects. A minimum of 57 hours of the required 120 hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses. Fifty percent of the required BMGT credit hours must be completed at the Smith School of Business (College Park or Shady Grove campus). Students are required to have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all university course work.

Freshman-Sophomore School Requirements           

BMGT110 Introduction to the Business Value Chain (3 credits)
BMGT220 Principles of Accounting I   (3 credits)                                          
BMGT221 Principles of Accounting II   (3 credits)                                         
ECON200 Principles of Microeconomics  (3/4 credits)                               
ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3/4 credits)                                  

One from: 3/4 credits
MATH220 Elementary Calculus I
MATH130 Calculus I for the Life Sciences                                              
MATH140 Calculus I

One from:  3 credits                                                                                
BMGT2301 Business Statistics                                                       
BMGT2312 Statistical Models for Business

One from:  3 credits
COMM1003 Foundations of Speech Communication                       
COMM1073 Speech Communication
COMM2003 Critical Thinking and Speaking

Total:  24-27

1 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG305, PSYC200, and SOCY201.

2 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENEE324, ENME392, or STAT400.

3 Any course that fulfills the University's Oral Communication General Education requirement will also satisfy the Smith School's public speaking requirement.

Junior-Senior School Requirements                        

BMGT301 Introduction to Information Systems (3 credits)                              
BMGT340 Business Finance   (3 credits)                                                       
BMGT350 Marketing Principles and Organization  (3 credits)                     
BMGT364 Management and Organizational Theory (3 credits)                      
BMGT367 Career Search Strategies in Business   (1 credit)                         
BMGT380 Business Law  (3 credits)    
BMGT391 Leadership in Action (1 credit)                                              
BMGT495 Business Policies (3 credits)   
BMGT499 Advanced Topics in Business (1 credit)                                                    

Total: 21

Economics Requirements        3-6 credits

3-6 credits of approved upper-level economics courses are required by the Smith School of Business. Visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/ to view the specific requirements for each major offered at the Smith School at Shady Grove.

Major Requirements

In addition to the Smith School of Business Bachelor of Science requirements listed above, generally another 18-24 credits are required for each major. See www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/ to view the specific requirements for each major offered at the Smith School at Shady Grove.

Additional Information

For more information on the Smith School of Business undergraduate program at Shady Grove visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/

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