Flex MBA

Flex MBA

Online and On-Campus Options

The Smith part-time Flex MBA will accelerate your career.

   •  Choose whether to take classes online or in-person
   •  Expand your network with our 67,000+ alumni
   •  Stay relevant in business with our STEM-certified curriculum
   •  Ranked #21 in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2024)

“Flex” means you choose how to take your courses – online or in person at one of our three campus locations – depending on what fits your life and work schedule.

Invest in Yourself. Invest in Your Future.

You’ll learn from globally influential faculty, with a curriculum that makes technology and data analytics techniques accessible for everyone, complemented with skills in leadership and strategic thinking.

Our career resources are unmatched, with access to coaching and other career services well beyond your time at Smith.

The program keeps an eye on real-time market trends. Smith faculty work continuously with industry executives in its MBA Advisory Councils to include in-demand skills in the curriculum.

And our local alumni network extends throughout the region, its industries and the top offices of the federal government. Tap your fellow Smith Terps for an introduction, informational interview or a simple cup of coffee - they're invested in your success.

January 2024 Application Now Open! 

Scholarship Priority Deadline is Nov 1

Adaptive to the Speed of Business
  • Business moves at the speed of light. Our curriculum adapts in real time.
  • Learn to analyze data, then learn to go beyond.
  • MBA Advisory Councils guarantee we know and understand industry trends as they happen.
Hybrid Learning to Fit Your Life
  • Choose whether to take your courses in person on-campus or online.
  • Campuses in Rockville, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., put an MBA within reach. 
  • Stack your specializations to kick your career into high gear.
Connecting You with Opportunity
  • Consulting practicums let you put new skills into practice.
  • Career coaching and resources help you navigate your future.
  • Access to 69,000+ alumni expands your network worldwide.


In the Flex MBA, you’ll learn how to take on big data and create action-oriented solutions, sharpen your leadership skills, and deepen your strategic thinking. Your career advancement depends on your ability to lead in markets that are fast-paced, global and complex. Our globally influential faculty make even the most complex concepts accessible. They’re invested in your success.

Transformational Learning

Tech MBA

Turn your degree into a Tech MBA with the Graduate Certificate in Technology Management, taught by faculty from Smith School of Business, the Clark School of Engineering, and the School of Public Policy. Get a comprehensive overview of how technology is created, commercialized and managed. Dive deeper than design thinking, understand innovation from the inside, and start engineering your enterprise's future. The certificate can be completed as your second-year elective track.

MBA Consulting Practicum 

In this four-credit course, student teams provide semester-long management consulting services to clients who have contracted with Smith. Through experiential and classroom learning, students get to solve complex business problems and deliver value as consultants.

“I love working with students. Helping future consultants add value to their clients is very rewarding.”

Rick Sullivan
MBA ’15

They Did It. You Can Too.

For these working professionals, choosing the Flex MBA program at Maryland Smith was a defining moment in their lives. Here are their stories:


Our opening and closing residencies in College Park, Md., are attended by every new Flex MBA student from each of our three campuses. Each residency earns you two credits towards your degree. Get settled in the Smith community alongside your cohort and reap tremendous rewards, both in and out of the classroom.

Opening Residency – Before your regular coursework even begins, you’ll meet like-minded, motivated regional professionals on day one, while learning the expectations of the program. Workshops explore topics such as data analytics, strategy and decision-making, and financial tools and economics, as well as an introduction to the Office of Career Services. 

Closing Residency – Students put their business acumen to work across all of the functional areas they’ve studied throughout the program in an Integrated Capstone experience. In this final session, you’ll get to show off your critical thinking, problem analysis and soft skills.

Flex MBA Advisory Council

MBA Advisory Council

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

Meet the advisory council

Upcoming Events

Admissions, Info Session

Flex MBA Info Session

Friday, September 22, 2023
12:00 PM EDT
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Admissions, Info Session

Flex MBA Info Session

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
6:30 PM EDT
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Admissions, Info Session

Flex MBA Info Session

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
6:30 PM EDT
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