Visit Smith

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. The school’s location in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area makes it an ideal location for a short-term study abroad program. As one of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, the Smith School offers undergraduate, graduate, executive and PhD programs for its 5,000+ students.

What Can We Provide

Leading faculty and lecturers in the following program areas:

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

Assistance arranging an experiential class component.

Transportation arrangements for site visits, if necessary.

Arrangement of 2-5 site visits in Washington, D.C., area if given proper advanced notice.

Hosted Programs

If your institution is interested in holding a short-term (less than two week) study abroad program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, please send a short proposal to global@rhsmith.umd.edu with the following information. Please note that we are unable to grant visiting students course credit through the University of Maryland.

  • English levels: Are most of the visitors fluent in English? Will a translator be required during their visit?
  • Academic levels: Are the visitors undergraduate students, graduate students, or professionals?
  • Date of arrival and length of stay.
  • Budget: Please provide us with an idea of the budget for the program.
  • Accommodation: Will you need assistance booking accommodation?
  • Reason for choosing Smith: Does your institution have a previous or current partnership with the University of Maryland or with the Smith School of Business?
  • Goals for program: What are the learning objectives for the program? Will students earn a certificate or course credit? If you are with a group of visiting professionals, what is their intended outcome of the visit?
  • Structure of program: How many courses or credit hours do you hope for students to obtain during the visit? Will the group organize any site visits in the Washington, D.C., region? Will these be pre-arranged or will you need assistance arranging the visits?
  • Group size: How many students will be taking part in the program? How many faculty members or group leaders will accompany the students?