Undergraduate Program


The Smith School

  • One of the world's premier business schools.
  • Recognized leader in management education and research.
  • Rich mix of innovative programs.
  • Serving students, employers, alumni, business, government, and nonprofits.

What distinguishes us

  • World-class faculty and research.
  • Experiential, reality-based learning.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Learning community that is determined, supportive, analytical, inspired.

How we rank

#21 Undergraduate Program (U.S.)
#6 Management Information Systems
#9 Supply Chain Management/Logistics
#13 Entrepreneurship
#14 Management
#17 Marketing
#25 Finance 

2015 U.S.News & World Report (2014)

#21 Business (U.S.)
#7 Accounting Program (U.S.)
Wall Street Journal, Recruiter Survey (2010)

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Our academic departments

  • Accounting and Information Assurance
  • Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
  • Finance
  • Logistics, Business and Public Policy
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing

Our people

Faculty: 150 full-time, 50 part-time
Staff: 155 full-time
Students: 2,950 undergraduates 
Alumni: 57,000 worldwide, 30,000 alumni in metro D.C.


Our notable alumni

  • Robert H. Smith ’50, University of Maryland’s single greatest benefactor.
  • Leo Van Munching '50, former CEO of Heineken, North America.
  • Ed Snider '55, chairman of Comcast-Spectator and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • William Mayer ’66, MBA ’67 , chair of Park Avenue Equity Partners and former CEO of First Boston Corporation, now Credit Suisse.
  • Michael J. Ward '72, chairman, president and CEO of CSX Corporation.
  • Carly Fiorina, MBA '80, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
  • Rob McGovern '83, founder of CareerBuilder.com.
  • Beatriz Perez '91, chief sustainability officer at Coca-Cola.
  • Kevin Plank '96, founder and CEO of Under Armour.

The Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business recognizes the need for professional education in business and management based on a foundation in the liberal arts and core business and management principles. In addition, the Smith School is dedicated to preparing graduates to lead organizations in an economy fueled by technology, globalization, and new venture opportunity. The Smith School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for business administration degree programs.

In addition to College Park, juniors and seniors admitted into the nationally ranked undergraduate program of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, are able to complete their studies at Shady Grove. A corporate setting, the Universities at Shady Grove offers students the option of completing a prestigious Smith School of Business degree at a state-of-the-art educational center located in the heart of Montgomery county's high-technology corridor.

A student in the Smith School of Business, selects a major(s) in one of several curricula: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Management; (4) Information Systems; (5) International Business; (6) Supply Chain Management; (7) Marketing; or (8) Operations Management. For information on additional Smith School requirements leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, please consult our requirements website.

Students can also participate in the Smith School's innovative Undergraduate Fellows Program. The program provides a broad range of opportunities to all undergraduate students to specialize and integrate knowledge gained in the classroom with real-world activities and hands-on applications in laboratories, internships and other action-based learning, as well as support the building of community among Smith students, faculty, staff, alumni and corporate partners. Students participate as cohorts or ongoing groups in a broad range of academic and co-curricular activities designed to broaden their education and create lasting bonds.

In addition, Smith School students can incorporate other exceptional multidisciplinary learning opportunities as part of their degree programs. Programs like College Park Scholars (including Business, Society, and the Economy); Gemstone; and The Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities (CEOs)programs join business undergraduates with those from other disciplines. Several of the programs mentioned above were formed through partnerships with other colleges or departments on campus.

The Smith School offers its students career management services through the Office of Career Services (OCS). OCS is dedicated to assisting Smith School undergraduates with their career development needs and employment goals. OCS is also responsible for the delivery of BMGT 367 Career Search Strategies in Business which is required of all Smith School students.

Admission to the Smith School of Business degree programs is competitive. Prospective Smith School students should visit our prospective student page for more information on admission requirements and additional University of Maryland, College Park information.