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MBA Orientation - About the Smith MBA
Full-time MBA: World-class learning. Powerful connections.

Business professionals determined to thrive in the global economy need a world-class MBA program wired to the circuitry of government, corporate and global power.

As a student in our full-time MBA program, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will accelerate your career with learning that is both scholarly and experiential while connecting you to the people and organizations in our nation's capital who are shaping the international marketplace.

Located just eight miles from The White House, The Smith School combines academic rigor with street smarts in a deeply supportive learning community that connects you to the largest alumni network in the Washington, D.C., metroplex.

Our faculty is world-class. Our research is cutting-edge. Our learning is experiential and rooted in the real world. And our students learn to think like entrepreneurs.

While arming you with the knowledge, business skills and tools you need to succeed, The Smith School also offers you hands-on projects that let you customize your MBA experience in the market-driven, high demand fields of consulting, global study, social value creation, investing and entrepreneurship.

That experiential learning – we call it The Smith Experience -- connects you to businesses and organizations in the D.C. metro area and with partners throughout the world, connections that will prove invaluable when you are looking for a job.

And the marketplace values what we do: Our MBA program ranked 15th in the most recent Financial Times survey, and our faculty ranked second in student satisfaction, teaching, and career service in the most recent Bloomberg Businessweek survey.

To learn more about how our MBA program will prepare and inspires you to succeed through cutting-edge research, analytical thinking, experiential learning, real-world connections and a deeply supportive academic environment, we hope you will continue to browse through our website.