MS in Business: Information Systems
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an accredited degree I'll receive?
Yes. The Smith School of Business is accredited by the AACSB (American Association
of Collegiate Schools of Business) and your diploma will read Masters of Science
in Business and Management.
Are the program professors Smith School faculty?
Yes, the program is taught by many of the same world-class faculty who teach
in Smith's top-ranked MBA programs, along with industry practitioners.
What kind of access will I have to professors?
All professors will be available to meet during office hours and for scheduled
appointments. They will also be available via email and phone.
How much of the program is done online?
None of the course work is done online. All teaching happens in the classroom.
Groups, however, may choose to work virtually between classes. Virtual team interaction
and group collaboration are facilitated through an online course management tool.
Are there electives?
Yes. Students are required to complete 7 credit hours as electives.
How can I learn more about the program?
Please fill out the
Information Request Form or attend an
Where are classes held?
The program is held on the main University of Maryland campus in College Park,
What are the required qualifications for admissions to the program?
Go to the admissions page for specific admissions requirements.
Do I have to take the GMAT or GRE?
Yes, you must submit the GMAT or GRE.
What is the deadline for application?
Go to the admissions page for the most up to date information on deadlines.
How much does the program cost?
Your tuition rate is dependent on your residency
status in the state of Maryland. If you qualify for in-state tuition rates, your
cost will be approximately $46,000. If you qualify for out-of-state tuition
rates, your cost will be approximately $54,000. These amounts do not include
books and additional course materials that are required to attend class. These
tuition figures are based on fall 2012 costs and will change for the fall 2013
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid assistance is available through loans. Go to the
Maryland’s Office of Financial Aid Web site for more information. We do not offer
any scholarships or assistantships for students in the MSB program.
Can international students enroll in the MSB in Information Systems program?
Yes. International students can enroll in the MSB in Information Systems program.
Can current MSB in Information Systems students apply to the MBA program and graduate with
a dual degree in MBA/MSB in Information Systems?
Yes. Students already in the MSB in Information Systems program may opt to apply
to the MBA program, but must complete the entire MBA application process. If a student
in the MSB in Information Systems program is admitted into the MBA program, he/she
must take part in all pre-MBA program activities (i.e. orientation, workshops, etc.).
Prospective students interested in the MBA/MSB in Information Systems are highly
recommended to apply to the MBA program first.
What degree will my diploma list?
Each school calls various degree programs
differently, even if they have a commonly used name. At the University of
Maryland, graduates of the MSB program will have the degree name Masters of
Science in Business and Management listed on their diploma. You may list your
specialization (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Supply Chain
Management, or Marketing Analytics) on your resume.