Demetris White Cheatham
National Bar Association
Smith will be holding an Open House for all MBA and MS
programs. If you are considering pursuing your masters
degree at Smith, this is a great opportunity to speak with
admissions staff and learn more about what the Smith School
of Business has to offer.
You can combine your MBA studies with graduate coursework in other University of
Maryland degree programs to create a unique set of skills and knowledge. It's just
one more way the Smith MBA can help you distinguish yourself in a competitive marketplace.
Requirements for dual degrees vary by program, but generally students take the
MBA core courses and then complete the degree requirements for the other graduate
program. Separate applications may be required, and some programs may require additional
standardized tests prior to admission.
MBA/JD Degree (Juris Doctor)
Linking legal and business skills
The MBA/JD degree prepares students for administrative or managerial positions
in industry, commerce, or government, where an understanding of both business and
law is necessary. In addition to meeting each school's admission criteria, students
must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Admission Test (GMAT).
Under the dual-degree program, 76 credits in law school courses and 33 credits in
business courses are required for graduation.
The School of Law at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore allows nine credit hours of business courses toward the JD, and the Smith
School of Business allows 21 credit hours of law school courses toward the MBA.
The program typically takes four years to complete.
MBA/MS Degree (Master of Science in Business
Administration: Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, or Supply Chain
Integrating specialized research skills with general management
The Smith School of Business is an international leader in integrating
business management and technology. Smith MBAs can take advantage of the
strength in the dual MBA/MS degree program. In this program, students leverage
their managerial skills with studies that develop research and technological
skills in a specific area. Smith offers a concentration in 4 different areas for
the MBA/MS degree: accounting, finance, information systems, or supply chain
Full-time students may apply for admission to the MBA/MS degree program at
the beginning of the application process or in the Spring of their first year.
Evening and Weekend MBA students may apply in the Spring of their second year.
All required courses from both programs must be completed, including a group of
electives agreed upon by the student and an advisor. The dual degree program,
which can be completed in two and a half years as full-time student, and three
and a half years as an evening or weekend student, requires 66 total credits.
MBA/MPP Degree (Master of Public Policy)
Merging public and private sector management skills
The School of Public Policy at the University
of Maryland offers concentrations in national security policy, public sector financial
management, and public policy and private enterprise. Various elective course options
are available; however, registration must be approved by both schools. Students
may take both the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the GMAT, or the GMAT alone. The
dual degree program, which can be completed in three years, requires 66 total credits,
with a minimum of 30 credits from each program.
MBA/MSW Degree (Master of Social Work)
Applying corporate management skills
to the nonprofit sector
This program provides a unique combination of skills for those who wish to become
managers of social service agencies. Elective courses can be taken at either
the School of Social Work at the University
of Maryland, Baltimore, or at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park,
Maryland. This program requires 90 total credit hours for graduation and can be
completed in three years. Under the dual degree program, 51 credits of social work
courses and 39 credits of business courses are required.