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University System of Maryland

MBA Core Curriculum

University System of Maryland via edX Micromasters


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.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Marketing Management

Learn key marketing strategies and tactics to help your company develop products that match customers' needs, create awareness and demand for those products, and drive sales.

Course 2: Leadership and Influence

Develop the skills to motivate and inspire others so you can confidently lead your organization to success.

Course 3: Financial Accounting

Financial accounting is the language of business. Learn to effectively interpret financial information to make sound decisions and confidently communicate to other leaders in your firm and with potential investors, shareholders, and creditors.

Course 4: Digital Transformation in Business

Learn about the explosion of technologies that are transforming business and how to strategically leverage technologies to maximize the value--and minimize the risk--to your firm.

Course 5: Data Analysis for Decision Making

Use data analysis to gather critical business insights, identify market trends before your competitors, and gain advantages for your business.

Course 6: Global Business Strategy

Learn how to capitalize on opportunities, and manage the challenges of the global marketplace, and leverage this dynamic environment for long-term value.

Course 7: Corporate Finance

Develop the ability to identify and resource high-value strategic initiatives and ensure a high rate of return for your firm's investments.


Taught by

Kathryn Bartol, Trevor Foulk, Myeong-Gu Seo, Michael Kimbrough, Judy Frels, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Mary Beth Furst, Kislaya Prasad, David Godes, P.K. Kannan, Michael Faulkender, Progyan Basu, Susan White, Wendy Moe, Nick Seybert, Rebecca Hann, Anil Gupta, Neta Moye, Nicole Coomber, Subra Tangirala, Gilad Chen, Henry Lucas, Ritu Agarwal, Anandasivam Gopal, Joseph P. Bailey, Lingling Zhang and Rellie Derfler-Rozin

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