Ying Wu

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Current MS Program: Master of Science in Business Analytics

1st or 2nd Year: 1st Year

Hometown: Jiangsu, China

Undergraduate University and Major: University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
BSc in Financial Accounting and Management

Ying Wu

Why did you choose to attend the Smith School of Business?

First of all, I attended for the faculty with world-renowned experts. Although the MSBA program is in its first year, the Smith School has a strong foundation in its renowned Information Systems program and is the leader in data analysis. I’m confident in its academic strength, the value of the courses, and the technique skills that are provided in this program. They meet the high demand of various industries.

Secondly, the Smith School is highly ranked and has a good reputation among its graduates. The great resources provided here can make me well-prepared academically and professionally. Moreover, the University of Maryland is a great public research university. Therefore, I believe that the campus life offers many interesting activities and has expanded my horizons.

In your opinion, what makes your Smith MS program unique?

The program is unique because it offers faculty with world-renowned experts, high-quality peers, extensive career services, and the characteristic of being a great public research university with colorful activities and great diversity.

What advice would you give to a future applicant?

My advice to a future applicant would be to do your own due diligence about UMD and the Smith School. Figure out what you value the most and what you really want to obtain from the Masters study. Remember to seek help if you need it. People are kind and offer help. Then, after you come here, make the best use of your time and the resources provided because Masters study life can pass so quickly once you get involved.