Business School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#7 in Information Systems
#24 in Part-time MBA
Business School Overview
The Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland--College Park offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $40,158 per year (in-state); full-time: $47,448 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,425 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,425 per credit (out-of-state). At graduation, 58.5 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
At the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, students can choose between full-time, part-time, and executive M.B.A. programs. Part-time students have the option of evening courses in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, or weekend classes in D.C. The Executive M.B.A. track at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is a 19-month program at the College Park campus for applicants with significant management experience. The school also offers master of science in business degrees in finance, accounting, information systems, and supply chain management.
Students enrolled at the Robert H. Smith School of Business can get hands-on experience in financial trading and e-commerce at one of the schools Netcentricity Laboratories, or try their hands at securities analysis and portfolio management through the Mayer Fund.
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is also one of only 31 business schools in the United States to house a Center for International Business Education and Research. Created by Congress, and funded by the Department of Education, the CIBER program at Smith focuses on research and experiential learning in global entrepreneurship, emerging markets, government policy, and sustainability. For addition global experience, the Robert H. Smith School of Business offers 10-day and semesterlong study abroad opportunities.
Master’s candidates studying at the College Park campus can unwind at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, which is home to restaurants, cafes, a bowling alley, and a movie theater. The College Park campus is also a short train ride from the museums and monuments in D.C., and within driving range of Baltimore and Annapolis, Md. One famous alumna of the Robert H. Smith School of Business is Lorrie Norrington, on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2009. Norrington is the former president of eBay and sits on the board of directors for DirecTV; Lucasfilm Ltd.; and McAfee, Inc.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||January 15|
|Application deadline (international students)||January 15|
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|Average base salary||$92,938|
|Full-time graduates employed at graduation||58.5%|
* Business School Overview details based on 2012 data