FAQs

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?

The 30 credit program is cohort based, which means that you are in the same class schedule as your classmates. However, if you are allowed to waive out of a class, you make take an elective.

How can I learn more about the program?

Please fill out the Information Request Form or attend an information session.

Where are classes held?

The program is held on the main University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.

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?

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 $44,300. If you qualify for out-of-state tuition rates, your cost will be approximately $52,400. These amounts do not include books and additional course materials that are required to attend class. These tuition figures are based on fall 2013 costs and will change for the fall 2014 term.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid assistance is available through loans. Go to the University of 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 Supply Chain Management program?

Yes. International students can enroll in the MSB in Supply Chain Management program.

Can current MSB in Supply Chain Management students apply to the MBA program and graduate with a dual degree in MBA/MSB in Supply Chain Management?

Yes. Students already in the MSB in Supply Chain Management program may opt to apply to the MBA program, but must complete the entire MBA application process. If a student in the MSB in Supply Chain Management 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 Supply Chain Management 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.