Master’s in Management Studies

Master’s in Management Studies

The Robert H. Smith School of Business 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.


U.S., QS 2024

Why Do I Need the Smith MiM?

The 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.

I chose 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

Carnegie Hall

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 through this accelerated business master’s program.

Learn More: Plus 1 Program

Find Your Perfect Job

Business Intelligence and Analytics


Marketing Management

Project Management

Strategy and Innovation

Supply Chain Management

Businesses Love Our MiM Grads

  • Amazon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Elastic
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Phoenix Suns
  • PWC
  • Under Armour
  • Walmart

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

JP Morgan

New for Fall 2024: Sports Management Focus Area

Interested in a sports management career? This fall, we're introducing a customized focus area just for you. Take advantage of specialized courses in the following areas:

  • Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)
  • Global Sports Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Sales and Sponsorship
  • Operations and Event Management

Curriculum information coming soon.

How MiM Changes Lives

We invited current MiM students to step into the recording booth and film their own videos, where they could share their most meaningful experiences in the program, and how what they’ve learned and who they’ve met impacted their career goals.

Briana Tyler

An elementary school teacher shares which classes expanded on her undergraduate knowledge and focused her career goals.

View Video: Briana

Jonathan Pappas, MiM ’23
Flight Test Engineer
Department of Defense

An electrical engineer supplements his training with new skills to make him more competitive at the Department of Defense.

View Video: Jonathan

Andrew Benavides, MiM ’23
Chief Operations Officer
Singing Pastures

A communications major leveraged the Plus1 program to become the Head of Operations at a new snack company.

View Video: Andrew

Sebastian Akl, MiM ’23
Senior Program Specialist
Marriott International

A human environments major found his true passion during the MiM and is now focusing on a career in data analytics.

View Video: Sebastian

Get Prepared with Experiential Learning

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

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



MiM By the Numbers

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

Gain Valuable Skills

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.

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.

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

Upcoming MS in Management Studies Events


Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
View Event Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?
Admissions, Info Session

The Master's Student Experience

Thursday, August 1, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
View Event The Master's Student Experience

Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?

Monday, August 12, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
View Event Which Business Master’s Program is Right for Me?

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

Boost Your Professional Skills 

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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