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Business Administration (BMBA)   

Program Title and Classification

Business Administration

Graduate Degree Program

College: Business


The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, Master of Science in Accounting (MS), Master of Science in Information Systems (MS), Master of Science in Marketing Analytics (MS), Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS), Executive MBA (EMBA), Online MBA, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The school’s MBA program is accredited nationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Only about 607 programs in the world are accredited by the AACSB, a reflection of the quality of the faculty, students, curriculum, and career management.

The Smith School of Business faculty has been recruited from the graduate programs of leading universities nationwide. They are dedicated scholars, teachers, and researchers with a strong commitment to academic excellence and the education of the professional manager and researcher. The Smith School of Business is dedicated to preparing graduates to lead organizations in an economy driven by technology, globalization, and rapid change. The Smith School curriculum integrates an in-depth education in core business functions -- accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, logistics, management, and marketing -- with cross-functional e-business areas -- electronic commerce, financial engineering, services marketing, and supply chain management.

Admissions Information

We strongly encourage you to visit the Robert H. Smith School of Business website at The Smith School website contains a wealth of information regarding all graduate business programs and their admissions processes.

Admissions requirements can be found here: 

MBA and MS Admissions Office: 301-405-2559

Executive MBA Admissions Office: 301-405-2386

Online MBA Admissions Information: 877-807-8741

PhD Admissions Office: 301-405-2214

Admission criteria for the MBA program are based on: quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; score on the GMAT or GRE; 1 letter of recommendation; professional experience; and written essay of objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405-2559 for information regarding the MBA program.

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Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
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International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
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Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Core Requirements
Students are required to complete 54 total credits. Part-time MBA students complete the BUSI designated courses. Full-time MBA students complete the BUSM designated courses.


BUSI 610/BUSM 602: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 611/BUSM 616: Managerial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 621/BUSM 621: Strategic and Transformational IT (2 credits)

BUSI 630/BUSM 606: Data Models and Decisions (2 credits)

BUSI 634/BUSM 624: Operations Management (2 credits)

BUSI 640/BUSM 610: Financial Management (2 credits)

BUSI 650/BUSM 612: Marketing Management (2 credits)

BUSI 662/BUSM 600: Leadership and Teamwork (2 credits)

BUSI 681/BUSM 604: Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2 credits)

BUSI 683/BUSM 626: The Global Economic Environment (2 credits)

BUSI 690/BUSM 614: Strategic Management (2 credits)

Electives approved by advisor (32 credits)


The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers an MBA program designed to provide the educational foundation for those students with the potential to exhibit the highest degree of excellence in future careers as professional managers. The MBA program requires 54 credits of coursework, which is normally four semesters for a full-time student. There is no thesis requirement. Successful students in the program are expected to demonstrate the following: (1) a thorough and integrated knowledge of the basic tools, concepts, and theories relating to professional management; (2) behavioral and analytical skills necessary to deal creatively and effectively with organizations and management problems; (3) an understanding of the economic, political, technological, and social environments in which organizations operate; (4) a sense of professional and personal integrity and social responsibility in the conduct of managerial affairs both internal and external to the organization.

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on probation and will be given a specified amount of time to raise the average to a 3.0. Failure to do so will result in academic dismissal from the program.

Maryland MBA graduates obtain employment in a wide spectrum of organizations at highly competitive starting salaries.



Facilities and Special Resources

The Office of Career Services (OCS) provides dedicated, professional support to help students launch their careers. The center links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including on- and off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position. The OCS also participates in regional and national career forums and job fairs, such as the National MBA Consortium, the National Black MBA Conference, the National Hispanic MBA Conference, the National Association of Women MBA’s Conference, and the Career Services Council.

The Smith School is located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia corridor. This region offers one of the highest concentrations of culture, diversity, and career opportunities in the country.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to qualified full-time and Executive MBA students in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and scholarships.

Contact Statement

The Smith School of Business has available brochures that give specific degree requirements for the MBA, EMBA, and MS Programs. Program information is available online at Initial inquiries should be directed to:



MBA/MS Admissions

2303 Van Munching Hall, College Park,

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-2559


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