Shady Grove

The undergraduate transfer experience at the Shady Grove campus of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business expands our top-ranked undergraduate program’s reach and accessibility. Every fall semester admitted transfer students enroll in one of three business and management majors and follow a tailored cohort-style course format to ensure they can complete their Bachelor of Science degree in two years. 

3 Majors Offered







Same world-class education, smaller class size.

At Smith, you’ll learn from experts who will present you with real-world business problems to tackle. From experiential learning projects to site visits, you will have opportunities to bring your education from the classroom to your life and apply concepts. You’ll be prepared for the future in business because you’ll have developed excellent systems thinking, decision-making and data analysis skills in addition to your major’s subject expertise.

Best Public Business School (U.S.)
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Overall Business School
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
Marketing (U.S.)
U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Management (U.S.)
U.S. News & World Report, 2024
of accounting students accept jobs before graduation

A supportive community

We’re known for our community, including more than 69,000 alumni. We believe that when one of us succeeds, the whole community thrives. That’s why we’ve created a culture that empowers and celebrates every student for their unique contributions.

Get Involved

Join a club on campus to enrich your undergraduate experience. 

  • Accounting and Business Association
  • Business Management Association
  • American Marketing Association

“At the Shady Grove campus, I could multitask between being a parent and pursuing my degree. It’s an inviting environment for families, and kids can get involved. It was a meaningful learning experience for both of us.”

Isabel C. Osorio ’19

“In my global marketing class, we learned how cultures react differently to social norms, such as a business lunch. We focused on current international business challenges. My group project was about why Uber has been so successful in this country compared to others. Since my colleagues are from countries like Turkey and China, and I am from Colombia, we could each contribute from these different points of view and present a global solution.

Stephania Valencia ’19

Read more stories from our undergraduates at the Universities at Shady Grove's Student Stories page.

Kirsten An, Accounting
Read Kirsten's Story
Bryan Argueta, Management
Read Bryan's Story
Juliette Khoury, Management
Read Juliette's Story
Meet Rorie Campbell, a senior Business & Management major, who has made the most of all the ways to get involved outside the classroom. She recently shared her story with The College Tour when they visited USG.

Great Careers Start Here

Students access a suite of career services: mock interviews with top recruiters, resume reviews and door-opening connections to highly sought internships.

The Office of Career Services helped me prepare for Smith’s Career Fair, where I met with a globally recognized corporation – my first employer – Johnson & Johnson. I had the opportunity to work for their Project Management and Supply Chain Co-op in L.A. My career took off from there.

Jeffanie Rantung-Kramer ’17


of Smith undergraduates report completing at least one internship in college
of Smith undergraduates report completing at least two internships in college
employers directly recruited Smith students last academic year
students and potential employers gathered in conversation

Smith Undergraduate Career Fair 

Held twice annually on the College Park campus, the Smith Undergraduate Career Fair hosts 100+ top employers and 1,000 talented college students. All Maryland Smith Shady Grove students are also invited. Explore internships, externships, and full-time opportunities at the fair!


Admission requirements to the Smith program at Shady Grove.

View Admission Requirements


Undergraduate students at Maryland Smith select from three major offerings.

View Majors at Shady Grove

Academic Advising

Students enrolled at Shady Grove are assigned an academic advisor.

Learn More: Advising

Connect with the program

The Undergraduate Office at Shady Grove hosts virtual information sessions for prospective students every other Friday during the semester. 

Shady Grove FAQs

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Dean's Student Advisory Council

Learn how student leaders and Smith administrators partner to enhance the undergraduate program student experience. 

Meet the Dean's Student Advisory Council
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