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MBA Core Curriculum

MBA Core Curriculum

Business knowledge is in high demand in every area of work. This MicroMasters® program in MBA Core Curriculum is designed for professionals in any discipline who are looking to set themselves apart and accelerate their careers.

The University of Maryland, College Park, University System of Maryland Online Course Highlights
  • 7 weeks long
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • Learn for FREE, Ugpradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Ritu Agarwal, Kathryn Bartol, Progyan Basu, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Gilad Chen, Nicole Coomber, Michael Faulkender, Trevor Foulk, Judy Frels, David Godes, Anandasivam Gopal, Anil Gupta, Rebecca Hann, P.K. Kannan, Michael Kimbrough, Henry Lucas, Wendy Moe, Neta Moye, Myeong-Gu Seo, Nick Seybert, Subra Tangirala, Susan White
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Online Course Details:

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.

Job Outlook:

  • Average salary for an MBA alumni: $142,000 USD (source: Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/a2813230-d69b-11e7-a303-9060cb1e5f44)
  • Near-term career prospects include roles such as consultant, product manager, financial analyst, data analyst and others in industries such as management consulting, financial service, consumer product goods, pharma firms, biotech, health care, & energy.
  • Longer term career prospects include all roles in the C-Suite, across all functional areas (CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO).


Marketing Management
  • Starts Aug 26, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks
Leadership and Influence
  • Starts Oct 28, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks
Financial Accounting
  • Starts Jul 8, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks

Strategic and Transformational IT

  • Started Apr 15, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks
Corporate Finance
  • Starts Jul 8, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks
Data analysis for Decision Making
  • Starts Dec 2, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks
Global Business Strategy
  • Starts Sep 30, 2019
  • 8–10 hours per week, for 7 weeks

What You’ll 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

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