Since fall 2001 the University of Maryland, College Park's world-class Robert H. Smith School of Business has enrolled students at the Universities at Shady Grove. Shady Grove is an innovative partnership of nine University System of Maryland schools offering qualified transfer students, who have completed a two-year program, the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree at the Shady Grove campus in Montgomery County. Today, over 300 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled in one of three business majors offered in the Robert H. Smith School of Business program at Shady Grove. Each fall semester, admitted students enroll as part of a cohort group to major in accounting, marketing, and management with a specialization in entrepreneurship. Students complete their degree over four consecutive semesters as full-time students and graduate with a bachelor of science degree. The program follows a cohort course format with a pre-set class schedule to assure students complete their degree in four consecutive semesters.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Typically, successful applicants have completed a two-year associate of arts or associate of science degree in business or related area, and/or have completed 60 college credits including several required gateway courses to enroll in our program as first-semester college juniors.
Both the Shady Grove and College Park programs are Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP), with competitive admission requirements. Both the Shady Grove and College Park programs share the same outstanding faculty and offer state-of-the-art classrooms, customized academic support, career advisement, and student leadership/engagement opportunities. Smith School Shady Grove students earn the same degree that Smith School students earn at College Park.