Information Sessions

Part-Time MBA

Information Sessions

Class Observations

Join us at any of our three campuses to learn why the Smith Part-Time MBA is recognized as a regional leader in business education. A class observation provides you the opportunity to experience the academic richness and classroom dynamic that defines Smith. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network with current students and faculty.

Check each campus section below for class availability and details.

Digital Marketing

Examines the process of developing, implementing, and analyzing strategies for successfully marketing a variety of existing and potential products and services using electronic media. Besides well-established Internet marketing tools such as e-mail, search engines and display advertising, a substantial part of the course is dedicated to understanding social media, analyzing successful social media strategies, and tracking their effectiveness. The course offers hands-on experience with many popular as well as emerging techniques unique to electronic media. Special attention is given to metrics appropriate for the new media.

Faculty: P.K. Kannan, Dean's Chair in Marketing Science

Class Date: Wednesday, September 5 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 19 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 26 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, October 3 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

The course approaches the design and management of effective supply chains from an operations perspective, based on modeling tools, and the current practices of firms, through case studies. Topics covered include inventory management, supply chain coordination, risk pooling, quick response, and network design. We study supply chain management from a how to perspective, as opposed to a what perspective.

Faculty: Zhi-Long Chen, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science

Class Date: Tuesday, October 30 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 6 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 20 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 27 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, December 4 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Competitive & Collaborative Negotiations

Increase negotiating self-confidence and improve capacity to achieve win-win solutions to organizational problems. Improve effectiveness at finding creative solutions to conflict.

Faculty: Gosia Langa-Basit, Lecturer

Class Date: Wednesday, October 24 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, November 7 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, November 14 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

Provides an introduction to important tools and skills necessary to create and grow a successful new venture. Integrates research findings from a range of different practical and intellectual perspectives, including psychology, sociology, economics, strategic management, and history into practical, hands on lessons for an entrepreneur. Class projects provide the foundations for new, real businesses.

Faculty: Jonathan Aberman, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Wednesday, September 12 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 19 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, September 26 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!
Class Date: Wednesday, October 3 – 6:25 p.m. – Register Today!

Marketing Research Methods

The process of acquiring, classifying and interpreting primary and secondary marketing data needed for intelligent, profitable marketing decisions. Evaluation of the appropriateness of alternative methodologies, such as the inductive, deductive, survey, observational, and experimental. Recent developments in the systematic recording and use of internal and external data needed for marketing decisions.

Faculty: David Ashley, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Monday, October 8 — 6:25 p.m. — Register Today!

Financial Strategy for Corporations

An advanced course in corporate finance, focusing on the issues that firms face when they plan to raise external capital from financial markets. The focus is on the financing problems faced by mid-market to large firms and on capital raised from public markets. The forms of external finance vary from simple debt or equity to more complex securities that bundle with an element of risk management.

Faculty: James Seward, Adjunct Faculty

Class Date: Tuesday, October 30 — 6:25 p.m. — Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 6 — 6:25 p.m. — Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 13 — 6:25 p.m. — Register Today!
Class Date: Tuesday, November 27 — 6:25 p.m. — Register Today!

Our Part-Time MBA team is here to answer any questions you have about our program and our admissions process. Please always feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the Smith Part-Time MBA Program.

Visiting Smith

Rockville Campus DirectionsThe Universities of Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
9630 Gudelsky Dr. Rockville, MD 20850

Take I-270 to Exit 8, Shady Grove West. Go 1.5 miles, take a right on Route 28/Darnestown Road. At the next light, take a left onto Traville Gateway Drive. Parking is available in the Traville Gateway parking garage on your immediate left.

Baltimore Campus DirectionsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore
UMD BioPark 801 West Baltimore St. Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21201

Classes in the Part-Time MBA Program are held in the UM BioPark, Building Two, 801 W. Baltimore Street. From I-95, take Rt. 395, Exit 53 (downtown Baltimore). Exit onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Stay on MLK, Jr. Blvd. (to the right when the road splits). At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto W. Baltimore Street. From I-83, at the end of the expressway turn west (right) onto Fayette St. Proceed one mile and turn left onto MLK Jr. Blvd. At the first traffic light turn right onto W. Baltimore Street. To enter the BioPark garage from W. Baltimore Street, turn right onto N. Poppleton Street and the garage entrance is on your right.

Washington DC Campus DirectionsWashington, D.C.
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20004

Part-Time MBA classes are held in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The Ronald Reagan Building is conveniently located above the Federal Triangle Metro stop. The main entrance to the campus is on your left as you enter the building from the Metro. The entrance to the parking garage is on 14th Street, N.W., between Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., and Constitution Avenue, N.W.