Online Master of Science in Management Studies

Online Master of Science in Management Studies

Foundational Management Skills to Boost and Grow Your Career

Smith’s Online Master of Science in Management Studies (OMiM) provides you with a broad set of business management knowledge to complement your passions and help you launch an exciting career. You'll learn how to lead effective teams, market your business and make smart business decisions based on data. This program is ideal for working professionals and recent college graduates with any academic background who want a versatile set of skills that can be applied in any industry.

Why Earn a Smith Master’s in Management Studies?

Complete your degree in as few as 12 months

Earn your degree for less time and money than a traditional, in-person graduate program.

Gain essential management skills for any industry

Amass knowledge in various business topics, such as strategic management and marketing. Explore potential career options through various learning projects.

Live and asynchronous coursework

Take advantage of structured class times with added flexibility to suit your schedule.

Upcoming Online MS in Management Studies Events

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Monday, December 11, 2023
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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
12:30 PM EST
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Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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Program Cost: $25K*

*Average cost with 12-month program completion, not including student fees

Smith’s Online Master of Science in Management Studies (OMiM) provides you with a broad set of business management knowledge to complement your passions and help you launch an exciting career. You'll learn how to lead effective teams, market your business and make smart business decisions based on data. This program is ideal for working professionals and recent college graduates with any academic background who want a versatile set of skills that can be applied in any industry.
Alexis Hogarth


“The Master of Science in Management Studies degree built a foundation for me in business, and it gave me useful skills in negotiating, writing, networking and team building.”

Alexis Hogarth,
MiM ’22
Account Coordinator at M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment North America


Our curriculum is designed to provide an enriching and comprehensive management education. Through the coursework, you'll explore the inner workings of an organization and refine your critical thinking skills on a variety of management-related topics. This key knowledge positions our graduates to become marketable business professionals and high-performing entrepreneurs in any field.

Core Courses

Fall 2023

Leadership and Teamwork
2 credits | BMSO778L | Asynchronous

Introduction to Financial Accounting
2 credits | BMSO778A | Asynchronous

Data Driven Decision Making
2 credits | BMSO778D | Asynchronous

Negotiation and Conflict Management
2 credits | BMSO778N | 1.5 hour live session a week

Marketing Management
2 credits | BMSO778M | Asynchronous

Financial Management
2 credits | BMSO778F | Asynchronous

Organizational Change
2 credits | BMSO778O | Asynchronous

Winter 2024

Business Ethics
2 credits | Asynchronous

Experiential Learning Part 1
2 credits | Asynchronous

Spring 2024

Experiential Learning Part 2
2 credits | Live sessions, group and client meetings

Strategic Management
2 credits | Asynchronous

Digital Transformation in Business
2 credits | Asynchronous

Career Coaching and Development
2 credits | Asynchronous

Managerial Economics and Public Policy
2 credits | One live session a week

Creative Problem Solving for Leaders
2 credits | Three live sessions a week

The Online MS in Management Studies curriculum is 30 credits. The curriculum and course offerings are subject to change.

Acquire Valuable Skills

As a student in the Online Master’s in Management Studies (OMiM) program, your learning experience will challenge you in a range of areas, preparing you to excel in today's fast-evolving business world.

  • Analyze data for business decisions
  • Leadership
  • Manage conflict and negotiations
  • Navigate strategy for international business
  • Risk assessment

Exciting Career Paths

Our MS Management Studies graduates go on to pursue exciting opportunities in a variety of industries. 

Potential Industries

  • Arts management
  • Health management
  • Marketing management
  • Sports management
  • Strategy and innovation management

Graduate Job Placements

  • Aronson LLC
  • Accenture
  • BrandCycle
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Chewy
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Ezra Coaching
  • EY
  • GeneDx
  • Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Target Corporation
  • Vanguard

91% of our MS in Management Studies grads have secured employment within six months of graduation.

Alumni Profiles

Smith’s master’s in management studies graduates pursue exciting leadership and management opportunities in their fields after graduating. Their program experience helped them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepared them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.

“The course that had the most impact on me was Data, Models and Decision Making. My strengths have never been in statistics, math or excel and I knew it was going to be a challenging course. Looking back, this class was instrumental to my understanding of all other business concepts.”

Beatrice Baker
MS Management Studies ’22

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Development Services Coordinator at Carnegie Hall

“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 Business and Management program. I was very well positioned when that opportunity came along.”

Madhav Prabhu
MS Management Studies ’21

BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice ’20
Commercial Banking Analyst at JP Morgan

“I was uncertain about what I wanted to do right out of undergrad and this program helped me really decide what I loved. I think It gave me a leg up for landing my job.”

Grace Tencellent
MS Management Studies ’22

BS in Finance and Marketing ’21
Financial Tech Consultant at Ernst Young

Expert Faculty

Smith's management studies faculty have years of valuable business experience and a desire to see you succeed. Our professors provide you with a challenging, yet rewarding education that prepares you for the future.

Rellie Derfler-Rozin

Three-time Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.

Expert in behavioral ethics and selection decision and biases in the workplace.

Roy Thomason

More than 20 years in the corporate hospitality industry.

Managed and developed hundreds of employees and regional leaders across industries.

Expert in business strategy, leadership and teamwork.

Anil Gupta

Top 2 percent of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

Consulted for major global companies, including IBM and Marriott.

Expert in emerging markets, frugal innovation, global strategy and entrepreneurship.


All applications require the following:

  • $75 application fee
  • Essay articulating your qualifications and interest in the program
  • Current professional résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam (if you do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an English-speaking country)
  • Exposure to program-specific relevant coursework.

Application Deadlines


  • October 15
  • November 16
  • December 5 is the final deadline


  • March 1
  • April 1
  • June 1

After June 1, applications will continue to be accepted for Fall 2023 on a rolling basis.

UMD Smith appreciates the value active duty members and veterans bring to our community. We offer application fee waivers to active members, veterans and veteran family members of the U.S. military.

  • Application Fee Waivers
    This waiver is available to active-duty members, veterans or veteran family members using transferred VA GI-Bill benefits. When applying for the waiver, contact the MS Admissions Office at least 48 hours before submitting your application to ensure all paperwork is managed accordingly. To activate your waiver, email a copy of your transcript, DD Form 214 or proof of Active Duty to Your fee waiver must be activated before submitting your application.

Email to request the waiver. Your military experience will be taken into consideration with your professional resume, required essay and letter of recommendation.

For TOEFL scores, contact to request an official copy of your TOEFL test score to be sent to the University of Maryland at College Park. We will accept the "My Best" TOEFL score from ETS. For IELTS, the University of Maryland downloads scores that have been transmitted to our e-download account. IELTS test takers should contact their IELTS test center directly to request electronic test scores be sent to the following IELTS e-download account:

University of Maryland — The Graduate School
The Graduate School
2123 Lee Building
College Park, Maryland 20742-1815

Please note we cannot accept paper IELTS forms.

If you are a student coming from any of these countries, you are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. PTE test takers can send their score reports to the University of Maryland through their Pearson account.

TOEFL institutional code is 5814.



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The online application allows you to upload a scanned official transcript(s) for each college or university attended. If the official transcript where you received your degree does not state the degree was conferred, please also upload an official diploma or official copy of your degree received (most schools already list the conferred degree on the transcript). If you are formally admitted to the University of Maryland, you will be required to submit an official transcript to the graduate school. If your transcript is not in English, please also submit an official transcript translated into English.

The University of Maryland Graduate School requires all admitted students to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.80/4.00. Applicants who have a grade point average below 2.80 are encouraged to use the optional essay to address this.

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Tuition Rates

Net Effective Tuition $25,000*

*Average cost assuming program is completed in 12 months

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