Online Master of Science in Management Studies

Foundational Business Skills to Launch Your Career

Smith’s Online Master of Science in Management Studies (OMiM) provides you with a broad set of business management knowledge to complement your passions and help you launch an exciting career. You'll learn how to lead effective teams, market your business and make smart business decisions based on data. This program is ideal for working professionals and recent college graduates with any academic background who want a versatile set of skills that can be applied in any industry.

Why Earn a Smith Master’s in Management Studies?

Gain essential management skills for any industry

Amass knowledge in various business topics, such as strategic management and marketing. Explore potential career options through various learning projects.

Complete your degree in as few as 12 months

Earn your degree for less time and money than a traditional, in-person graduate program.

Live and asynchronous coursework

Take advantage of structured class times with added flexibility to suit your schedule.

Program Cost: $25K*

*Average cost assuming program is completed in 16 months

Alexis Hogarth

 

“The Master of Science in Management Studies degree built a foundation for me in business, and it gave me useful skills in negotiating, writing, networking and team building.”

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

Academics

Our curriculum is designed to provide an enriching and comprehensive management education. Through the coursework, you'll explore the inner workings of an organization and refine your critical thinking skills on a variety of management-related topics. This key knowledge positions our graduates to become marketable business professionals and high-performing entrepreneurs in any field.

Core Curriculum

Featured Electives

Acquire Valuable Skills

As a student in the Online Master’s in Management Studies (OMiM) program, your learning experience will challenge you in a range of areas, preparing you to excel in today's fast-evolving business world.

  • Analyze data for business decisions
  • Leadership
  • Manage conflict and negotiations
  • Navigate strategy for international business
  • Risk assessment

Exciting Career Paths

Our MS Management Studies graduates go on to pursue exciting opportunities in a variety of industries. 

Potential Industries

  • Arts management
  • Health management
  • Marketing management
  • Sports management
  • Strategy and innovation management

Graduate Job Placements

  • Aronson LLC
  • Accenture
  • BrandCycle
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Chewy
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Ezra Coaching
  • EY
  • GeneDx
  • KIPP DC
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Target Corporation
  • Vanguard

Alumni Profiles

Smith’s master’s in management studies graduates pursue exciting leadership and management opportunities in their fields after graduating. Their program experience helped them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepared them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.

“I was uncertain about what I wanted to do right out of undergrad and this program helped me really decide what I loved. I think It gave me a leg up for landing my job.”

Grace Tencellent, MiM ’22
BS 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, MiM ’21
BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice ’20
Commercial Banking Analyst, JP Morgan

“The course that had the most impact on me was Data, Models and Decision Making. My strengths have never been in statistics, math or excel and I knew it was going to be a challenging course. Looking back, this class was instrumental to my understanding of all other business concepts.”

Beatrice Baker, MiM ’22
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Development Services Coordinator, Carnegie Hall

Expert Faculty

Smith's management studies faculty have years of valuable business experience and a desire to see you succeed. Our professors provide you with a challenging, yet rewarding education that prepares you for the future.

Rellie Derfler-Rozin

Three-time Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.

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

Roy Thomason

More than 20 years in the corporate hospitality industry.

Managed and developed hundreds of employees and regional leaders across industries.

Expert in business strategy, leadership and teamwork.

Anil Gupta

Top 2 percent of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

Consulted for major global companies, including IBM and Marriott.

Expert in emerging markets, frugal innovation, global strategy and entrepreneurship.

MiM Advisory Council

MiM Advisory Council

Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts. They bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn in their hands-on consulting projects, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.

MEET THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

Submit your Application

Take the next step toward landing exciting opportunities in your future career.

Business Master's Degree Application

Contact Us

Email: smithmasters@umd.edu | Phone: 301-405-2559

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