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Program Comparison

Program

Full-Time MBA

Start

August

Applicant Profile

Professionals with an average of 5 years work experience. One third of full-time MBA students have earned an undergraduate degree in business. Applicants represent all industry and academic backgrounds.

Annual Enrollment

Approx. 150

Location

College Park, MD

Length of Program

21 months

Program Structure

Weekday classes.

Credits

54 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Competitive applicants have at least 2 years work experience; Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • GMAT or GRE is required.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Interview at the Discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable).

Program Features

  • An immersive and relevant management education experience.
  • World class intellectual capital and research scholarship driven by our international recognized faculty.
  • Access to centers of excellence such as: The Dingman Center, The New Markets Growth Fund, The Mayer Fund, and Netcentricity Labs.
  • A wide range of electives in traditional and cross-functional areas offered to meet students’ professional goals.
  • Full spectrum of career services including assessment, consultation, network management, and internship and full time placement.

Program

Evening, Evening Blended MBA, and Weekend MBA

Start

August

Applicant Profile

Professionals with an average of 5 years work experience. One third of part-time MBA students have earned an undergraduate degree in business. Applicants represent all industry and academic backgrounds.

Annual Enrollment

Approx. 250

Location

Rockville, MD.; Baltimore, MD; or Washington, D.C.

Length of Program

Evening MBA: 30 - 36 months 
Evening Blended MBA: 24 months 
Weekend MBA: 24 months

Program Structure

Evening MBA offered in Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. 
Evening Blended MBA offered in Rockville, MD
Weekend MBA offered in Washington, D.C. 

Credits

54 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Competitive applicants have at least 2 years work experience; Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • GMAT or GRE is required.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable).

Program Features

  • Flexible - multiple campus locations and course formats.
  • Wide range of electives.
  • Fully customizable curriculum based on the student's career objectives.
  • Full suite of career services including personalized career consultation.

Program

Online MBA

Start

Four starts - January, April, July and October

Applicant Profile

Professionals with an average of 9 years work experience. Program draws students from all over the US and Internationally. Applicants represent all industry and academic backgrounds.

Annual Enrollment

Approximately 100

Location

Online instruction (except for the 3-day residencies at the beginning and end of the program, which take place in College Park, MD).

Length of Program

21 months

Program Structure

Asynchronous learning and synchronous classes

Credits

54 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Competitive applicants with multiple years of progressive professional experience; four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • GMAT or GRE scores. A waiver may be considered if an applicant has demonstrated excellent quantitative and analytic skills through academic records and/or a successful career trajectory. 
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Interview at the discretion of the admissions committee.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable).

Program Features

  • Best of both worlds - same academic rigor and top faculty as Smith on-the-ground programs with the added flexibility of virtual learning.
  • Specializations are offered to meet students’ professional goals.
  • Action learning projects - learning through solving real business challenges.
  • Business capstone experience.

Contact

Online MBA Admissions
1-877-830-7479
admissions@onlineprograms.umd.edu
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/onlinemba

Program

Executive MBA

Start

January

Applicant Profile

Executives with an average of 15 years of progressive professional experience and at least 3 years of managerial experience.

Annual Enrollment

Approx. 45

Location

College Park, MD

Length of Program

19 months

Program Structure

Classes held all day Fridays and Saturdays, alternating weekends (U.S.) in a cohort setting; anchored by two one week-long residencies.

Credits

54 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Approximately 8-10 years of professional experience recommended; preferred 3 years of management experience; four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • GMAT is not required.
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Letter of sponsorship (optional).
  • Interview at the discretion of the admissions committee.
  • TOEFL scores or equivalent (if applicable).

Program Features

  • A systems thinking approach to business.
  • Builds executive competency via a formalized leadership development program.
  • Global electives (one week).
  • Action Learning Projects.
  • Business simulation capstone experience.
  • Assessment based executive coaching.

Contact

Kirsten Sands
ksands@rhsmith.umd.edu
240-495-1475
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/executive-mba