University of Maryland Smith School of Business
What makes the Smith program at Maryland different from other MBA programs is the combination of academics and hands-on experiences it offers. The school has a deep investment in globalization, entrepreneurship, and technology – or GET. The business school’s building is one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the world and is testament to Smith’s role as a pioneer in innovation and in delivering a progressive curriculum. Smith is highly regarded for fostering a collaborative environment.
At Smith, you can see first-hand the school’s commitment to innovation in its Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, which offers MBA students first-hand opportunities to launch and grow businesses while still in school. It is known for community action and hands-on learning.
The Financial Marketing Laboratory allows students to practice fast-paced financial decisions in a “trading floor” environment. An early stage venture capital firm was started by, and is housed within, the Smith School. MBA students have the opportunity to work as associates and gain real-world experience in identifying potential investment opportunities.
At Smith’s Center for Global Business, students develop world-class competence in international commerce. Once students are prepped and ready for the wider world, they can choose from 11 graduate semester-exchange programs and eight MBA short-term study-abroad courses. The campus itself is quite international, with 39% of the student body and 27% of the faculty from outside the United States.
Smith’s MBA is based on three pillars: curriculum, career, and community. All three elements are equally important to admissions officers when they evaluate applications. Smith expects candidates to articulate how their strengths will complement the school’s program by explaining why they are applying to Smith and how they can contribute to the class. Community service is highly valued, and your application will need to reflect the contributions you have made in the realm of volunteerism.
University of Maryland
Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405 – 2189
|Deadline||Round I||Round II||Round III||Round IV||Round V|
|Application deadline||Oct 1||Nov 1||Dec 15||Jan 15||Mar 15|
|Decisions mailed||Dec23||Jan 15||Mar 15||Apr 15||May 1|
* Deadlines are for the 2016-2017 application season.
Class size: 187
GMAT Score Range (20th-80th percentile): 660
Average undergrad GPA: 3.3
Average work experience (years): 5.2
Average age: 29