Full-Time MBA

Earn Your MBA Where Business and Power Meet

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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Executive MBA courses available at College Park, Maryland
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The health and safety of our community remain a top priority. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the MBA/MS admissions office will not accept visitors or walk-ins. Candidates should contact us at FTMBA@umd.edu to adequately address your inquiry or set up a virtual consultation. The most up-to-date information from the University of Maryland is available here.

Masking Guidance Updates

In order to provide a healthy and safe environment for every member of our campus community, UMD's masking policy — announced August 6, 2021 — requires everyone to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and on Shuttle-UM buses, regardless of vaccination status.

Smith MBAs learn to leverage big data to make better decisions and explore their career options in a tight-knit community that encourages collaboration and intelligent risk-taking. With a Smith MBA, you’ll be ready to lead fearlessly in any industry.

GMAT/GRE waivers are available

An MBA Changes Your Trajectory

An MBA is an investment in yourself—a purposeful step toward a carefully articulated vision of your future. A Maryland Smith MBA is transformative—dream-fulfilling, even—when you combine it with hard work and a passion for what you do.

Change has come fast for Knabe since he stepped away from his career as an alternative rock drummer in 2000 and enrolled in business school. During his post-MBA journey at PepsiCo, Campbell Soup and now McCormick and Co., Knabe has guided major consumer brands through multiple marketplace disruptions.

Jeff Knabe ’02

In the past year, Harvey has visited Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Colombia, Argentina, the Netherlands, Bali, the Philippines, Thailand and Japan. The adventures were hard-earned for Harvey, who—after years of climbing the corporate ladder—decided to branch out as a consultant while simultaneously jet-setting across continents.

Tekisha Harvey ’08

As a child, Goddard watched his parents do good around the globe, setting up water and sanitation projects in neglected areas. Knowing he wanted to change careers while impacting the world, he turned to the Smith Full-Time MBA program.

Colin Goddard ’18

When it comes to the intersection of business and technology, Bradford stresses the importance of both worlds being in constant collaboration.

Kristie Bradford ’05

Students meet Bloomberg

Maryland Smith Climbs in Bloomberg's MBA Rankings

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA program climbed to No. 26 (from 35th in 2018) in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-20.

Students in a classroom

Meet Your Classmates

At Maryland Smith, your classmates are fearless and fierce, but they all work together to support each other. Smith students are diverse, they know what they want out of their careers, and when they come together as a team, nothing can stand in their way.

Full-time MBA Advisory Council

Full-time MBA Advisory Council

Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.


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