Class Profiles & Placement
Many recruiters visit schools with one thing in mind: hiring entry-level talent. At Smith, we can bring much more to your talent pipeline. Take the working professional, for instance. Why go through a search firm for your organization's mid- and senior-level leadership needs? We've got seasoned students with current skills and know-how to infuse your talent pipelines.
Full-time MBA (College Park, Md.)
Our Smith full-time MBAs are smart, ambitious and focused team players. They arrive with an average of five years of work experience, are geographically mobile, and know that a graduate degree is their ticket to the job and salary they want. To them, career success means more than just a financially rewarding position. It means making a positive, sustainable impact on the world.
Many of our full-time MBA students are entrepreneurial and seek to either launch their own enterprises or work with start-ups. Innovative leadership development experiences, such as storytelling and IMPROV, enhance the persuasive speaking skills sought by recruiters.
Flex MBA (Washington, D.C., Shady Grove, Md., Baltimore, Md.)
Smith part-time MBA students are proven professionals who are ambitious, resilient and motivated multi-taskers, bringing real-world, collaborative, problem-solving experience across government, commercial and non-profit sectors. They typically arrive with five-eight years of professional experience and seek meaningful work with expanded leadership responsibility.
Confident, yet grounded, they are well connected, politically savvy and make use of their expanded professional networks. These busy, mobile professionals are also masters of efficiency. They have a strong work ethic and hit the ground running. The majority offer interdisciplinary skills as they add the MBA to their varied backgrounds, including military leadership, to prepare for career transitions.
Executive MBA (College Park, Md., and Beijing, China)
Our executive MBA students are seasoned leaders with extensive work experience and enhanced leadership skills. They have a thirst for learning, are collaborative, entrepreneurial and receive intensive executive coaching throughout the programs 18-month duration.
The intense fast-paced program places strong emphasis on leadership across functional areas. Our executives have an average of 15 years of professional experience, and after mastering new skills that make world-class executives successful, can offer immediate benefits to your organization.
Online MBA (Worldwide)
Smith online MBA students are worldly professionals with an average of eight years of work experience in backgrounds ranging from business and government to science and engineering. When such a diverse collection of real-world experience is shared among the student body, it can create sophisticated managers with a perspective that goes beyond their area of expertise.
Ambitious, organized and self-reliant, these business leaders choose our online MBA program so they can expand their academic profile while building on their professional success. Smith online MBA students take on the same academic rigors as our on-campus students with the added pressure of a full-time job, but they can emerge with a heightened definition of success and the proven work ethic to achieve it. Our graduates are confident decision-makers with innovative minds, relevant skills and a powerful business network at their disposal.
Business Masters (College Park, Md., Washington, D.C., Shady Grove, Md., Baltimore, Md.)
Representing 20 countries from around the world, our MS in Business students are super-smart, global citizens with experience conducting business abroad. They have a strong record of academic achievement and possess excellent quantitative and analytical skills. These students are young in their careers, arriving with at least three years of work experience or internships, and are eager to learn and grow. Many are also bi-lingual and multi-lingual.
Our MS in Business students learn from the same world-renowned professors that teach in our MBA programs. These students are highly sought after by multinational firms for their enhanced analytics skills and specialized knowledge. Currently there are MS degrees in accounting, business analytics, business management, finance, information systems, marketing analytics, and supply chain management.
Hiring International Students
As a top-ranked global business school, students come to Smith from all over the world. We have engaged an immigration attorney to help answer any questions you may have about how to employ these talented students and successfully navigate the H1B process. Our goal is to make hiring our international students easy, efficient and exceptional.
The employment data provided broadly groups students by their career choices as defined by industry, function and location. This page includes our full-time MBA placement statistics, and conforms to the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance (CSEA) standards for reporting MBA statistics.
Our undergraduate program is widely recognized as "The Crown Jewel of the Smith School." Smith School undergrads are among the brightest students at the University of Maryland. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are willing and eager to do what is required to succeed in their job search and career. Highly sought after by the Big 4 and other accounting firms, many of our undergraduate accounting majors graduate with eligibility to sit for the CPA exam.