Lead Fearlessly

The health and safety of our community remain a top priority. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the MBA/MS admissions office will not accept visitors or walk-ins. Candidates should contact us at FTMBA@umd.edu to adequately address your inquiry or set up a virtual consultation. The most up-to-date information from the University of Maryland is available here.

Earn your MBA where business and power meet

In the internationally recognized, top-ranked full-time MBA program at Maryland Smith, future leaders develop strong analytical skills and an understanding of the way business functions like marketing, finance and operations interact.

Smith MBAs learn to leverage big data to make better decisions and explore their career options in a tight-knit community that encourages collaboration and intelligent risk-taking. With a Smith MBA, you’ll be ready to lead fearlessly in any industry.

GMAT/GRE waivers are available


An MBA changes your trajectory

An MBA is an investment in yourself—a purposeful step toward a carefully articulated vision of your future. A Maryland Smith MBA is transformative—dream-fulfilling, even—when you combine it with hard work and a passion for what you do.

Jeff Knabe '02

Change has come fast for Knabe since he stepped away from his career as an alternative rock drummer in 2000 and enrolled in business school. During his post-MBA journey at PepsiCo, Campbell Soup and now McCormick and Co., Knabe has guided major consumer brands through multiple marketplace disruptions.

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Tekisha Harvey '08

In the past year Harvey has visited Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Colombia, Argentina, the Netherlands, Bali, the Philippines, Thailand and Japan. The adventures were hard-earned for Harvey, who—after years of climbing the corporate ladder—decided to branch out as a consultant while simultaneously jet-setting across continents.

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Colin Goddard '18

As a child, Goddard watched his parents do good around the globe, setting up water and sanitation projects in neglected areas. Knowing he wanted to change careers while impacting the world, he turned to the Smith Full-Time MBA program.

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Kristie C. Bradford '05

When it comes to the intersection of business and technology, Bradford stresses the importance of both worlds being in constant collaboration.

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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA program climbed to No. 26 (from 35th in 2018) in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-20.


At Maryland Smith, your classmates are fearless and fierce, but they all work together to support each other. Smith students are diverse, they know what they want out of their careers, and when they come together as a team, nothing can stand in their way.

Next Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

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