Inspired. Fearless. Unstoppable


An internationally recognized, top-ranked business school for the changemakers of the future.


Undergraduate Program

Part-Time Flex MBA

Why Smith?

At the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, you'll find an unparalleled education that helps you unleash your creativity. Challenge the status quo. Think critically and independently. And empower yourself to shape the future for the benefit of all. In addition to gaining an indispensable business toolkit, you'll learn to embrace the complexities of modern business while preparing to overcome the grand challenges of tomorrow.

Our forward-looking curriculum is led by globally influential faculty. They'll help you define your path, discover your passion and engage the future with purpose. And with deep connections to the business, government, nonprofit and professional networks of the Washington, D.C., Metro area, we can offer truly unique learning experiences and access to internship and job opportunities across all industries. At Smith, you'll never stop moving Fearlessly Forward.


Executive MBA, U.S

Financial Times, 2023


Undergraduate (Public)

#21 Nationwide

U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Flex MBA

U.S. News & World Report, 2024


Online MBA

Fortune Magazine, 2023


Master of Finance

Financial Times, 2022


MS in Marketing Analytics

QS, 2024

New Flexible Start Dates for the MS in Information Systems Program

We are now accepting applicants to start the MSIS program in August or January, making it easier for you to obtain your degree on your schedule. Visit the business master’s admissions page for more details on the additional MSIS application deadlines. Last international application deadline September 29.

Next Start Date: January

AI at Smith

Transforming teaching, research and the practice of business

Learn more about how the Smith School's robust research enterprise explores the capabilities of AI and how we're preparing our students for the future of business.

Learn More: AI at Smith

Smith School Launches UMD-AI LinkUp Maps

This dynamic new tool uses job posting data to analyze the spread of jobs requiring AI skills across the country – by sector, state and more granular geographic levels.

Learn more Explore Tool

Launch Extraordinary Careers

Smith’s deep connections to the business community open unmatched opportunities. Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.

As I moved along the interview ladder, I worked with my career coach to sharpen my responses. My last round of interviews went so well that Amazon offered me a more senior role than I originally applied for

Blanka Thibaud, MBA ’21

Real Estate Transactions Manager


Experience the Power of the Smith Network

The Smith community extends far beyond the walls of Van Munching Hall. With more than 69,000 alumni globally, and partnerships with prestigious companies, organizations and foundations, you’re never without a connection.

The first time I visited the United States was when I landed at Smith. The professors and welcoming environment made it easy to assimilate into a new culture and ultimately find what I was passionate about – finance.

Akash Palkhiwala, MBA ’99



Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80

When Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80, looks back over the arc of her career, what stands out for her isn’t a single achievement or experience. That’s not what defines her. So what does stand out for her as she looks back?

Read the profile: From Student to CEO, Solving Problems

Evan Lutz ’14

Entrepreneur Evan Lutz ’14 hates to see food go to waste. So in 2014 during his senior year at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, he co-founded Hungry Harvest from his dorm basement in College Park, Md.

Read the profile: Fighting Food Waste and Hunger

Robert G. Hisaoka ’79

Robert G. Hisaoka ’79 believes building a strong business begins with building a strong team through great communication and measuring performance. Over the span of his career, he’s done just that. 

Read the profile: From Autos to Philanthropy, Driven To Make a Difference

Learn from Global Thought Leaders

Our one-of-a-kind faculty create a vibrant intellectual community where you’ll be challenged to learn and grow. Our highly regarded research faculty are shaping the practice of business around the world.

Michael Fu
Improving the kidney donor recipient matching process

Michael Faulkender, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Offering expert testimony to Congress on inflation

Rajshree Agarwal
Providing insights for strategy and innovation in her Forbes column

Cliff Rossi
Analyzing climate-driven flood risk

Gerald Suarez, Former Director of Presidential Quality at the White House
Providing world-renowned organizational design thought leadership

Lauren Rhue
Influencing the future of information systems by studying bias and objectivity in AI

Events at Smith

Admissions, Info Session

Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
8:30 AM EST
View Event Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?

Tech Management Info Session

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
12:00 PM EST
View Event Tech Management Info Session
Admissions, Info Session

Flex MBA Info Session

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
6:30 PM EST
View Event Flex MBA Info Session
Admissions, Info Session

Full Time MBA Info Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8:30 AM EST
View Event Full Time MBA Info Session
Admissions, Webinar

Master’s Mock Class: Negotiations

Thursday, February 29, 2024
6:30 PM EST
View Event Master’s Mock Class: Negotiations
Admissions, Info Session

Finance/Accounting Business Master’s Webinar

Friday, March 1, 2024
8:30 AM EST
View Event Finance/Accounting Business Master’s Webinar
Admissions, Info Session

Executive MBA Info Session

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12:00 PM EST
View Event Executive MBA Info Session

Military to Business Career Primer

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
5:30 PM EST
View Event Military to Business Career Primer
Admissions, Info Session

Master’s Programs Application Tips & Tricks

Thursday, March 7, 2024
8:30 AM EST
View Event Master’s Programs Application Tips & Tricks

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