Transformational Learning

At Maryland Smith, you can enhance your education through experiences that go beyond traditional classroom learning. Be a part of a consulting team that helps a local company solve a business problem. Travel abroad to consult for an international firm. Manage an equity fund worth more than $1 million. Grow your business savvy and prepare to advance in your own company, change careers or launch a new venture. Whatever your passions or career goals, you can nurture them at Smith.


Our amazing faculty are educators who are passionate about research, teaching and mentorship. Their commitment to creating a vibrant, intellectual community where you’ll be challenged to learn and grow is unmatched. These scholars are supportive, accessible and dedicated to creating a learning environment like no other.

“I love helping students achieve success by creating a platform for them to engage in lifelong learning. I am part of their network for life.”

Nicole Coomber
Associate Clinical Professor

“I think the single most important factor for student success is curiosity. It’s really the innate motivation to becoming a better professional.”

Anil K. Gupta
Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Experiential Learning

MBA Consulting Practicum

Real-world experience pairs with classroom learning in this four-credit course, which consists of semester-long consulting engagements between student teams and clients who have contracted with Smith to receive management consulting services.

Global Equity Fund

Managed by a team that includes MBAs and Smith Business Master’s students, the Global Equity Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by capturing the superior returns that equity investments have historically provided.

Learn more or apply to join the Global Equity fund.

Global Learning Opportunities

The Flex MBA program provides learning experiences that help students gain critical global mindset and international business savvy.

MBA Global Business Courses

Smith’s 10-day study abroad programs provide MBA candidates opportunities to meet with executives, visit multinational organizations, and enjoy cultural and social events while earning academic credit. Past courses have covered alternative fuels in Brazil, agricultural exports in Chile and the emerging stock exchanges in India and China. Smith students have also participated in courses in India, China, Dubai/Tunisia, France, the Czech Republic, Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

Learn More: MBA Global Business Courses

MBA Global Consulting Practicum

The Smith School Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) is offered as a 4-credit independent study course to MBA students during their second year. Enrolled students will be assigned to teams based on their interests and skill sets, and each team will be assigned a Smith School faculty advisor.

Learn More: MBA Global Consulting Practicum

The Global Exchange Program

For an in-depth international experience, consider spending a semester abroad at select business schools in Australia, Europe or Asia.

Learn More: The Global Exchange Program

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