Undergraduate Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What majors will be offered at Shady Grove?

Beginning Fall semester 2017, the following BMGT majors will be offered: Accounting, Management with specialization in Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Details on the curriculum in each major program are available online

What are the advantages to studying Business at Shady Grove?

At maximum capacity, there will be 360 students majoring in BMGT at Shady Grove. Therefore, students studying at Shady Grove will enjoy small class sizes and easy access to academic advising and career counselors. Expedited registration will assure course availability. The Shady Grove Center is a beautiful corporate setting with state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs—located close to everything in the high-tech Montgomery County corridor.

What is different between the BMGT major offered at Shady Grove and College Park?

The program at Shady Grove admits students only in the fall semester due to the MBA-cohort style of four semesters, sequential full-time degree program. There are no mid-year admissions into the Shady Grove program. All courses at Shady Grove will be taught by the same corps of faculty, will consist of the same required courses, and will have the same graduation requirements as those offered at UMCP. Students at the Shady Grove programs will complete all of their coursework at Shady Grove, and will declare a single major program of study. Students who complete the Smith BMGT program at Shady Grove graduate and receive a degree/diploma from the University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business.

May I take courses elsewhere in fulfillment of BMGT requirements?

Only upper division business courses offered by the University of Maryland, College Park, at the Shady Grove Center or through the UMCP summer or winter program, or by another AACSB accredited institution, may be applied to these degree programs. Permission to enroll at another institution must be granted in advance.

Are my grades in community college or in another major counted in the GPA I need to be admitted to BMGT?

Yes. All grades from all coursework taken anywhere are included. You are required to submit transcripts for all coursework previously taken.

I have earned more than 60 credit hours. May I still be considered for admission?

Yes. There is no hard-and-fast number of credits that would limit your ability to be admitted to BMGT, although priority will be given to those who have not yet earned a degree. (NOTE: ESL credits are not included in the number of credits for purposes of meeting admission requirements. AP credits earned may be used towards the 60 credit hour requirement.)

I have not completed all my lower-level general education courses; may I still be considered for admission?

Yes, you may be admitted; however, no 100-200-level courses will be provided at Shady Grove. Therefore, you will have to return to your community college or attend somewhere else to take the remaining general education courses in fulfillment of graduation requirements.

NOTE: Admission requirements and policies may be subject to change. Please check our Web site for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information