Master of Science in Business and Management

Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Business and Management (MSBMGT) program provides you with a foundational set of business skills to supplement a wide range of undergraduate degrees. Accelerate your career trajectory and get started in the business world with valuable knowledge in a range of subjects – including marketing, entrepreneurship and consulting.

 
 
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Why Get a Smith MS Business and Management Degree?

Maryland Smith’s MSBMGT program allows you to explore the inner workings of an organization and refine your critical thinking skills on a variety of management-related topics - key qualities that position you to become a high-performing entrepreneur and a marketable business professional in any field. We'll also introduce you to widely-used business technology and demonstrate how it can be applied to the work you'll do in your chosen industry.

Explore a Broad Set of Business Topics

Through your core courses and electives, you'll acquire skills in various business topics, such as strategic management and marketing.

Consult with a Real Business

Explore career options in fields such as art, sports and health management. Put your management skills to the test by participating in a hands-on consulting project.

Bring Your Business Ideas to Life

Acquire the management, operations and negotiation knowledge to successfully get your creative ideas off the ground.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
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Thursday, October 20, 2022
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Alumni Profile

Our MSBMGT students pursue exciting leadership and management opportunities in their fields after graduating. Their experiences at Maryland Smith help them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepare them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.

“I had the chance to work with Marriott in my consulting class. I made recommendations about where they can expand their hotel services - just like we would in a real business setting. I learned so much about how to successfully work in teams, translating what we learned in school outside of the classroom. It gave a new edge to the project.”

Grace Tencellent, MSBMGT ’22
Bachelor’s in Finance and Marketing ’21
Financial Tech Consultant, Ernst Young

“My current hiring manager’s eyes widened when he saw there was a master’s degree on my resume. He appreciated the leadership opportunities I took advantage of during my time here in Smith’s Business and Management program. I was very well positioned when that opportunity came along.”

Madhav Prabhu, MSBMGT ’21
Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice ’20
Commercial Banking Analyst, JP Morgan

“As a former kinesiology major, it was daunting to go into a master’s program that was all business. Your fellow classmates and professors have a lot of experience and knowledge they are willing to share with you. Also, I’ve been able to apply the time management, problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills from my undergraduate program to succeed in this program.”

Hope Lewandoski, MSBMGT ’21
Bachelor’s in Kinesiology ’20

“I chose Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Business and Management (MSBMGT) program because I knew it would provide me with a wide range of skills and experiences that would be directly applicable to the business environment I wanted to enter post-graduation. The program provides you with real-world experiences and working knowledge of all aspects of business ranging from accounting to ethics.”

Beatrice Baker, MSBMGT ’22
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance

“I chose Smith’s MSBMGT program to maximize my academic and athletic careers as I searched for a consulting role. More importantly, I sought a program that would expose me to the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be successful as an entry-level consultant. Not only did my Maryland Smith experience help me obtain an entry-level position at Protiviti, but it also made me confident in my ability to perform at the highest level.”

Owen Prybylski, MSBMGT ’22
Bachelor’s in Economics & Communications
Consultant, Protiviti

The Master of Science in Business and Management program felt like the best foundation for me to gain more business knowledge, while also easing back into talking to people face to face in a professional way again. I would have been too nervous about doing that if I’d chosen to work right after getting my bachelor’s degree.

Alexis Hogarth, MSBMGT ’22
Account Coordinator, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America

MS Business and Management at a Glance

2
Semesters
30
Credits
Average tuition money saved by pursuing a business master’s degree through the Plus 1 program compared with a traditional graduate program path.

Available as a Plus 1 Program 

If you're a current University of Maryland freshman, sophomore or junior, you can pursue your MSBMGT degree through the Plus 1 program. You’ll save time and thousands of dollars on graduate tuition though this accelerated business master’s program.

Learn More: Plus 1 Program

Apply and Receive Admissions Benefits

Maryland Advantage can make it easier for applicants who have completed their undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the United States to transition into the business master’s program by helping them save money on tuition, skip graduate entrance exams and get personalized career counseling before starting their program.

Learn More: Admissions

Acquire Valuable Skills

As a student in the MS Business and Management program, your learning experience will be interactive and will challenge you to learn critical-thinking and problem-solving skills for the real world. You’ll learn how to manage others and create effective business strategies – valuable skills that will make you more competitive as you pursue opportunities.

Learn from Expert Faculty

Your professors are savvy, well-connected business experts with years of experience in leadership roles. They will push you to take your skills to the next level and offer valuable guidance as you navigate your coursework and career.

Three-time Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.

Expert in behavioral ethics and selection decision and biases in the workplace.

Rellie Derfler-Rozin

Allen J. Krowe Teaching Excellence award recipient.

Dean’s Professor of Management Science and Operations Management.

Expert in forecasting, supply chain risk and the economics of security.

Tunay Tunca

Washington Post contributor on topics related to managing work and personal life and creator of Maryland Smith’s Managing Motherhood series.

Expert in leadership, team dynamics and experiential learning.

Nicole Coomber

Academic Director

Rellie Derfler-Rozin
Academic Director, MS in Business and Management Program
rellie@umd.edu

Faculty

Shelbi N. Brookshire

Assistant Dean of MBA & MS Admissions
sbrooksh@umd.edu

Nicole M. Coomber

Assistant Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program
ncottre@umd.edu

Judy Frels

Senior Fellow, Executive Development Programs and Clinical Professor
jfrels@umd.edu

Rebecca Hann

Assistant Dean of Doctoral Programs
rhann@umd.edu

Rachelle Sampson

Associate Professor
sampsonr@umd.edu

Tunay Tunca

Dean's Professor of Management Science and Operations Management
ttunca@umd.edu

Where Your Degree Can Take You

In Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Business and Management (MSBMGT) program, you'll gain the business skills that employers want. The knowledge you’ll gain from your experience at Maryland Smith will prepare you for exciting roles in nearly any professional industry you decide to enter.

$30K
Starting salary difference of new hires with a bachelor's degree versus a master's in management degree
$65K-95K
Projected annual base starting salary range for new master's in management hires
3 in 4
Number of our MS Business and Management grads who have secured employment within six months of graduating.*

Sources: GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey, 2019; Maryland Smith Office of Career Services, 2021
*Data for 2021 graduates who reported their salaries to Maryland Smith's Office of Career Services. Please note these figures do not reach the 75 percent MBACSEA reporting threshold.

Picture Yourself in These Job Roles

Consulting

Finance

Marketing Management

Project Management

Strategy and Innovation

Supply Chain Management

“Data Models and Decisions was one of my favorite classes. I knew the subject matter would come in handy for any job I would go into and the professor who taught it made it an engaging and enjoyable topic.”

Victoria Radcliffe
MS Business and Management ’17
Product Development Associate, GeneDx

Businesses Who Have Hired Our MS Business and Management Grads

Boost Your Professional Skills 

Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and an employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on how to articulate your strengths when interacting with your future employer.

Learn More: Office of Career Services

Connect With Your Classmates

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make connections at Smith and engage in exciting social activities through the Smith Masters Student Association. 

Learn More: Smith Masters Student Association

Contact Us

Business Master's Office
2303 Van Munching Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742-1815
Phone: 301-405-2559
E-mail: SmithMasters@umd.edu
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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