The M.B.A. preparatory studies program is available to students in any major who plan to pursue an M.B.A. after graduation from UMBC. This curriculum is designed to meet the coursework requirements for entry into the M.B.A. program at many graduate business schools including The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland – College Park. No substitutions are allowed. Completion of this curriculum does not guarantee entry into any graduate business program. Students should note that most business graduate schools require the GMAT, and many will not consider a grade below “B” in assessing entry requirements. Increasingly, business schools are requiring business work experience before admittance into a master’s program.
Certificate programs are for current UMBC undergraduate students. Notice of successful completion is placed on the transcript at time of graduation. There is not a separate certificate document.
MBA Preparatory Studies Program Requirements:
Please note: The printed course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the printed catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the Department of Information Systems for instructions.
Course descriptions can be found in the Course Catalog.
The Core Curriculum (18 credits):
- ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics (SS)
- ECON 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
- ECON 121 – Principles of Accounting I
- ECON 122 – Principles of Accounting II
- ENGL 391 – Intermediate Exposition or ENGL 393 – Technical Communication
- MGMT 489 – Seminar in Management and Administrations
Business Concentration (22 credits):
- STAT 350 – Statistics with Applications or STAT 351 – Applied Statistics for Business and Economics or STAT 355 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
- MATH 155 – Applied Calculus or MATH 151 – Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
- MGMT 385 – Business Ethics and Society or MGMT 360 – Business Law
- MGMT 410 – Production Management
- MGMT 425 – Marketing
- ECON 374 – Fundamentals of Corporate Finance or ECON 309 – Survey of Economics and Finance for Scientists and Engineers
- An Introductory Information Systems or Computer Science Course
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL NON-INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT STUDENTS PURSUING CERTIFICATES OFFERED THROUGH OUR DEPARTMENT: You must see the IS Director of Undergraduate Programs for information and course permissions.