Master’s in Management Studies

Master’s in Management Studies

UMD Smith’s Master of Science in Management Studies (MiM) 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 data analytics, entrepreneurship and consulting.

Why Get a Smith Master’s in Management Studies Degree?

UMD Smith’s Master’s in Management Studies (MiM) 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.

Bring Your Business Ideas to Life

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

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. You can explore career options in fields such as art, sports and health management.

Take an Experiential Learning Course

Partner with the master's in management studies advisory council and participate in a hands-on consulting project. Put your management skills to the test with projects from companies like Google, Major League Baseball and Lockheed Martin.

Upcoming MS in Management Studies Events

Info Session

Master's Programs Application Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
8:30 AM EDT
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Info Session

The Master's Student Experience

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
8:30 AM EDT
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Admissions, Info Session

Estudia negocios en Smith!

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:00 PM EDT
View Event Estudia negocios en Smith!

New Sports Management Electives for Spring 2024

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and Global Sports Entrepreneurship courses available.
Curriculum information coming soon.

Hear from Abby Meyers, Mim '23 and University of Maryland basketball player, talk about her goals of working at a sports apparel company such as Under Armour or Nike and how her Master's in Management Studies degree will help her achieve those goals.

Alumni Profiles

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

“The aspect of this program that had the most impact on me was our experiential learning class. I was paired with Marriott International, who I worked with on a project concerning attraction and retention strategies for Gen-Z associates.”

Sebastian Akl
MiM ’23
Senior Program Specialist at Marriott International

“I chose UMD Smith’s Master’s in Management Studies (MiM) 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
MiM ’22
Development Services Coordinator at Carnegie Hall

“The aspect of the MiM program that had the greatest impact on me was the cohort. You were with the same students in every class, creating a sense of community. That led to friendships that allowed for honest feedback with one another.”

Andrew Benavides
MiM ’23
Chief Operations Officer at Singing Pastures

The Master’s in Management Studies (MiM) 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
MiM ’22
Account Coordinator at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America

“While I majored in engineering, I’ve always been interested in business. I knew I wanted to start my own engineering consultant firm, but I needed experience first. Wanting to stay at Maryland, I chose this program because of Smith’s reputation as a top-tier school.”

Jonanthan Pappas
MiM ’23
Flight Test Engineer with the Department of Defense

“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 Management Studies program. I was very well positioned when that opportunity came along.”

Madhav Prabhu
MiM ’21
Commercial Banking Analyst at JP Morgan
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“I chose Smith’s Master’s in Management Studies (MiM) 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 UMD 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
MiM ’22
Consultant at Protiviti

“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
MiM ’17
Product Development Associate at GeneDx
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“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
MiM ’22
Financial Tech Consultant at Ernst Young
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Master’s in Management Studies at a Glance

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 MiM 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 Master’s in Management Studies 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 across a variety of industries.

Gain Experience Through Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Partner with top businesses – like Google, Lockheed Martin and Pepsi – on interactive projects that allow you to solve real-world business challenges. Apply your management skills and establish a strong foundation for your career with projects that allow you to:

  • Get hands-on management experience
  • Develop your critical-thinking skills
  • Enhance your teamwork and communication skills
  • Foster flexible and adaptive thinking
  • Boost your confidence in your abilities
  • Position you for career growth

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

20 years of experience in the corporate hospitality industry as a multi-unit senior leader for start-up concepts, publicly traded, privately held, and tribally owned organizations

Mentored and led in various environments, and holds numerous certifications within the hospitality industry.

Expert in strategy, leadership, and teamwork.

Roy Thomason

Academic Director

Rellie Derfler-Rozin
Academic Director, MS in Management Studies Program


Nicole M. Coomber

Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning

Jon Crocker

Clinical Professor

Judy Frels

Academic Director of the MS Marketing Analytics

Anil K. Gupta

Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Paulo Prochno

Clinical Professor

Nick Seybert

Associate Professor

Sarah Wolek

Senior Faculty Specialist

Where Your Degree Can Take You

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

Starting salary difference of new hires with a bachelor's degree versus a master's in management degree
Projected annual base starting salary range for new master's in management hires
MiM grads who have secured employment within six months of graduating*

Sources: UMD Smith’s Office of Career Services, 2022; GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey, 2019;
*Data for 2022 graduates who reported their salaries to UMD Smith's Office of Career Services. Please note these figures do not meet the 75 percent MBACSEA reporting threshold.

Picture Yourself in These Job Roles

Business Intelligence and Analytics


Marketing Management

Project Management

Strategy and Innovation

Supply Chain Management

Businesses Who Have Hired Our MS Management Studies Graduates

  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Detroit Pistons
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Phoenix Suns
  • PWC
  • Under Armour
  • Walmart

Boost Your Professional Skills 

UMD 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

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.


Contact Us

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

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