Academics

Applications are currently accepted on a space-available basis. Before starting an application for the fall 2019 semester, please contact us at masters@rhsmith.umd.edu or via phone at 301-405-2559 to check availability.

The Smith School has become one of the world’s leading business schools in transforming its curriculum to reflect the changing needs of an increasingly dynamic and competitive marketplace.

Smith’s curriculum allows MBA students to gain:

Professor teaching

  • An appreciation of the importance of globalization, entrepreneurship and technology in today’s business environment
  • An “integrative” systems understanding of the interactions of the key functional aspects of an organization in order to enable successful businesses
  • Well-developed, sophisticated quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills—writing, interpersonal, small group, large group
  • An understanding of the role of business in society and the ethical challenges of global business
  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • An understanding of effective teamwork and the skills to participate as an effective team member
  • A mastery of the core aspects of the operations of a business: marketing, information systems, accounting, operations management, finance, strategy