Shady Grove FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The following BMGT majors are offered: accounting, management, and marketing. Details on the curriculum in each major program are available online.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.)

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, attend our main campus in College Park, or somewhere else to take the remaining general education courses in fulfillment of graduation requirements.

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