Smith Vets

Preparing service-minded professionals for new levels of leadership is what Maryland Smith does best. Invest in your future at one of the nation’s top-ranked business schools and join the most engaged community of veteran lifelong leaders in the national capital region. Here are some of their stories:

As a systems engineer, math major, nuclear reactor operator and mother of two small children, there isn’t much that Kenyetta Barnes fears. Except, she laughs, quantitative subjects, like accounting and finance, despite her strong math background.

Kenyetta Barnes '18

Ryan D. McCarthy, an executive MBA alumnus at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, never thought he would be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Army. But his passion for the military’s mission and his mix of experience in service and industry prepared him to be a natural choice for the job of Secretary of the Army.

Ryan McCarthy '13

What does poetry have to do with business? That’s what the finance team asked when David Kressler, fresh out of graduate school with a doctorate in English lit and poetry, showed up to the finance committee meeting of the executive board on his first day on the job at Ford Motor Co.

David Kressler

A passion for finance started with a 1980s television series for Marwin Glenn ’17, MS ’19. “I used to watch Family Ties with Michael J. Fox,” says Glenn, a Master of Finance candidate with an undergraduate degree in international business. “He was always focused on his end goal, being successful.”

Marwin Glenn '19

Smith Builds:


Smith Builds Business

Since you are a member of an elite community of U.S. military veterans and family members, we know that you know leadership. At Maryland Smith, we stand ready to help you explore whole new ways to employ it – Fearlessly. An MBA or Business Master’s degree from one of our top-ranked programs is an ideal way to launch a new venture, prepare for new responsibilities in your current career, or set your sights on something entirely new.

Professional Network

Looking to expand your professional network or accelerate a career transition? We are here to support your goals through Maryland Smith’s:


Interested in launching your own business as a Smith ‘Vetrepreneur’? We can help with access to experts and resources at:


Smith Builds Community

At Smith, we consider ourselves more than a school. We are a community proud to contribute to Maryland’s legacy of civil and military support to our nation since its founding. As a Terp Vet, you will matriculate to a University that is one of just 15 Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success in America. And you will join an active, inclusive community of veteran students, alumni, faculty and staff committed to sustaining our legacy and promoting each other’s success.

Create Connections

Wondering how to make connections, build your personal network or discover ways to invest in the next generation of business leaders? We offer lots of options at Maryland Smith. Get started with one of these:


Smith Builds Leaders

From managing VA benefits to supporting military families as they deploy and redeploy around the world, Maryland Smith is proud to serve those who serve. Our wide variety of academic programs and instructional formats are taught by our renowned faculty and confer the prestige of a degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Each is designed to help you reach your career objectives.

  • Full-time staff for GI Bill® and other veteran benefit support   
  • Scholarships, grants and financial aid available 

Make Your Move

To learn how our world-class faculty, supportive academic community and global connections can inspire you to keep learning and leading fearlessly, explore Maryland Smith’s MBA programs, offered in Full-Time, Part-Time, Online and Executive formats, or our Business Master’s programs.

Full-Time MBA

In the internationally recognized, top-ranked full-time MBA program at Maryland Smith, future leaders develop strong analytical skills and an understanding of the way business functions like marketing, finance and operations interact.

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Flex MBA

The part-time MBA program combines the quality you want with the options you need to deliver one of the best, most versatile MBA programs in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region.

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Online MBA

The online MBA develops expertly skilled business leaders rooted in data-driven decision making.

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Executive MBA

Proven to be the best Executive MBA Program in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region, Maryland Smith wants to prepare you to lead fearlessly.

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Business Master's

Employers want candidates who know how to analyze big data and think critically to solve business problems. Maryland Smith’s speacialty master’s degree programs are designed to give you just that.

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Frank Goertner
Director, Military & Veteran Affairs

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