Academic Majors at Shady Grove

Learn more about our undergraduate majors and download major requirements. 


When you study Accounting at Smith, you’ll learn from faculty who influence how companies choose to invest in cybersecurity, and network with Smith accounting alumni, who hold more CEO and managing partner positions in public accounting firms than any other university.

Hear from the Government Standards Accounting Board - "The Importance of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles"

The accounting curriculum includes financial planning, budgeting, accounting systems, financial management controls, financial analysis of performance, financial reporting, internal and external auditing, and taxation. It provides an excellent foundation for careers like public accounting, management, forensic accounting, and consulting.


When you select a Management major, you join a leading undergraduate program in management and entrepreneurship, led by “edu-preneurs” like Oliver Schlake. Both of these programs are regularly highly ranked, and focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, engaging students in critical thinking and problem solving, which are applicable to many careers.

Hear from the American Management Association - "Leading Creativity in Business"

With a management major you have a wealth of potential career paths. These can include consulting analyst, financial advisor, human resource management, nonprofit management, and entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship.


As a Maryland Smith marketing major, you’ll learn how to be successful at all levels of an organization by ensuring that quality goods and services are provided at fair prices and in a way that benefits the community and society. And you’ll learn from faculty like Rebecca Ratner, whose research about solitude has made a huge impact in consumer studies.

Hear from the American Marketing Association - "The Best Part of Being a Marketer

The marketing major’s curriculum lays an excellent groundwork for careers in brand management, advertising, consumer research, and sales.

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