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Maryland Smith strives to mirror today’s business world by intentionally building classes with students from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. As a result, your MBA cohort will be teeming with different experiences and viewpoints. These unique perspectives will give you fresh insights and innovative solutions—and better prepare you to work with a diverse group of future colleagues.

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Smith Full-time MBA student profile averages

6

years professional experience

3.23

Average Undergrad GPA

640

Average GMAT Score

120

Total number of students

Join our collaborative community

Your classmates aren’t your competition, they are your biggest fans. Smith students genuinely support each other in the classroom and on the job search. Fearless and fierce, they’re diverse, they know what they want out of their careers, and when they come together as a team, nothing can stand in their way.

“I was a marketing analyst for a fitness company, and after meeting with executives and other members of the C-Suite, I realized I needed to learn how business worked holistically. Any MBA provides that insight, but what brought me to Smith was the ability to pair that with an MS in marketing analytics. And that experience just made Smith the total package for me. It’s what’s prepared me to step into my new role at Dell.”

Bill Morton

MBA ′19

“Everyone says, ‘You need to be uncomfortable in your MBA, and leave your comfort zone and embrace leadership opportunities.’ So I stepped in and ran for president of our Latin MBA Student Association. It gave me leadership experience and that helped me realize I really am skilled in this type of role. Now I’m going to Seattle to be a product manager for Microsoft, and I wouldn’t be ready without my experiences at Smith.”

Natalia Olmos

MBA ′19

“The Smith community introduced me to friends and classmates from more than 20 different countries. And the collaboration really goes beyond anything you’d expect. Sure, every school touts its collaborative community. But before our internship interviews, students would lead open refresher lectures on all sorts of topics—finance, presentation skills—just to make sure absolutely everyone was prepared to do their best.”

Vignesh Ilango

MBA ′20

Find your passion, and your people

Smith’s student clubs offer the chance to focus on your personal interests while sharpening your leadership skills. Take advantage of this vast internal network.

Professional Clubs

  • Data Analytics and Tech Club
  • Finance and Venture Capital Club
  • Global Impact Coalition
  • Marketing and Communications Association
  • MBA Association
  • MBA Consulting Club
  • Supply Chain and Operations Club

Affinity Clubs

  • Asian MBA Association
  • Black MBA Association
  • International MBA Association
  • Jewish MBA Association
  • Latin MBA Student Association
  • Smith Association of Women MBAs
  • Smith Pride Alliance
  • Smith Vets Club

Maryland Smith by the Numbers

#15

MOST INNOVATIVE UNIVERSITY

(U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

66,000+

MARYLAND SMITH ALUMNI

5,200

MARYLAND SMITH STUDENTS