Overview

Applicants
902
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
620 - 710
GPA
3.15 - 3.69

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 15

Regular Application Deadline
March 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
December 15

Round 3
January 15

Round 4
March 1

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
217

68
Full-time
32
Part-time
30
Female
28
Minority


Students Say

A longstanding and thriving relationship with the resources and business leaders of the nearby Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metropolitan areas and a highly collaborative environment helps elevate students of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park to perform at their highest levels. The theme of "Terps Helping Terps" runs throughout the Smith School, which prides itself on having "a community of inclusiveness, support and encouragement, which can be seen in job search teams, clubs and professional networking events."

The Smith Experience offers five different focus areas—consulting, global, social value creation, investing, and entrepreneurship—and "there are a ton of opportunities for both leadership and experiential learning," some of which are available to students just weeks into the program. The New Markets Venture Capital Clinic lets students gain professional experience in venture capitalism, case competitions are hotly anticipated events, and the chance to help manage the $2 million Mayer Fund (managed by a select group of second-year MBAs) are all projects that are "unique and very enriching and allow us to really put our learnings, knowledge and skills to good use." The school's international study programs provide a close-up of business operations around the world (in countries such as India, China, Brazil, and Spain), and Smith is also home to one of the country's thirty-one Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Lots of effort is put into creating a well-rounded experience, and professors "love to talk about current events and will come to our weekly socials to do so," according to students. They are "generous with their time," "open to feedback," and "continuously aim at improving all aspects for better performance as a group." This top faculty "brings their research directly into the teaching environment" and have access to special guest speakers that add to the MBA experience and potential career networks.


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Decisions, Operations & Information Technologies


Logistics, Business & Public Policy


Accounting & Information Assurance

Management & Organization


Social Value Creation

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
BULM758F Economics of Sustainable Development: Firms are increasingly confronted by issues of sustainability, whether via demand side or social pressures, a quest for superior and sustained performance or a need to comply with regulation. Sustainability issues facing firms are multi-faceted and, in most cases, without clear strategic solutions. The goal of this course is to better understand the issues of sustainability in a series of different contexts. Within each context, we examine the underlying market failures that lead to sub-optimal social outcomes along with commonly employed economic solutions to these problems.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/svc/approach/research.aspx

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Center for Social Value Creation: The Center for Social Value Creation's mission is to build a better world through business. By an engaging curriculum, real-world field experiences, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the Center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society's most critical environmental and humanitarian needs. economic prosperity and social and environmental change. Through an engaging curriculum, real-world field experience, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the Center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society's most critical environmental and humanitarian needs. http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/svc

School's environmental commitment 2:
Terp Changemakers Program with Ashoka: In 2008, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was selected as an inaugural "Changemaker Campus" in partnership with Ashoka, a non-profit network of social entrepreneurs. Now in the sixth year of this partnership, Terp Changemakers are implementing a model for university-based initiatives that promote social innovation and environmental stewardship. The Smith School – with students, staff and faculty from across the University of Maryland campus – spearhead the effort, building on the school's leadership in programs and research that encourage socially and environmentally responsible business practices.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Social Enterprise Symposium: An annual symposium held by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The Social Enterprise Symposium is designed to introduce new approaches for making impactful, lasting social and environmental change around the world using market-based approaches. With active student participation in planning and execution, the symposium is truly a “for student, by student” event. Attendees select from multiple plenary sessions that range from topics in sustainability to impact investing, from corporate changemaking to social entrepreneurship. Sessions are workshop-based so students learn how to put principles and practices into action. The 2014 Symposium was attended by more than 800 students, and sponsored by EarthColor, NewDay USA, and PricewaterhouseCoopers . http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ses

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$96,479

Finding Jobs & Internships


Source Of Internship Acceptances
79%
School Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Region

54%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

Smith's focus on Career Services is evident in its strong relationships with federal employers and firms in the DC area and its high placement within the consulting indus- try. While students have one dedicated career adviser, they are encouraged "to use all of the advisors if they are relevant to their career search"; students also can rely on each other for support in their job searches. "There has not been a single situation where a fellow student did not make time to either connect me to a contact or prep for an inter- view or exam," says one student. The networking benefits of having over one thousand part-time students are also not to be taken lightly, and "alumni come back and give back often in form of time and support." Top recent employers of Smith grads include Deloitte Consulting, Campbell Soup Company, IBM, iGATE, and PepsiCo.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Entrepreneurship 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 24% $104,000 $101,281 $60,000 $135,000
Consumer Products 11% $102,000 $100,875 $92,500 $110,000

Prominent Alumni

Kevin Plank
CEO and Founder, Under Armour

Carly Fiorina
Head of Carly Fiorina Enterprises

Richard Shaeffer
Chairman, NYMEX Holdings

Bob Basham
Co-Founder, Outback

Albert P. Carey
Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$43,470
Tuition (Out-State)
$52,380
Fees (In-State)
$2,029
Fees (Out-State)
$2,029

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,610
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,610
Fees (In-State)
$141
Fees (Out-State)
$141

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$15,000
Academic Expenses
$1,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
869
Part Time
78%


Demographics

18.00%
Minorities
39.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Smith students "are very social with one another" and take an interest in each other 's personal lives"; smaller class sizes also encourage students to become cohesive in just a short period of time, which "helps us to accomplish more in group settings such as team- based academic and consulting projects." "We are a team and see our success as a collec- tive," says a student. "Everyone looks at the bigger goal: having successful careers," says another of "the most helpful and friendly group of people." Nearly all students live off campus in Washington, DC or the surrounding suburbs, but are able to socialize outside of class at activities such as weekly socials, the annual inter-class competition between first and second years, charity poker tournaments, basketball games, football tailgates, the charity auction. After the first semester, students can guide their schedule to fit their personal lifestyle (which is "good if you need flexibility for a start-up") and "allows each person to grow in their own rate."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Cliff McCormick
Executive Director, MBA/MS Admissions

Address
2417 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1871
United States

Phone
301-405-9540

Fax
301-314-9862

Email
mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu


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