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Business Administration (Executive) (EMBA)   

Program Title and Classification

Business Administration (Executive)

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 EMBA program are based on: quality of undergraduate and graduate coursework; 1 letter of recommendation; professional experience; and written essays of objectives. Prospective applicants may contact the program at (301) 405-2386 for information regarding the EMBA 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 credits including 25 credits of core courses, 13 credits of Leadership Mastery, and 16 credits of electives. Course requirements are as follows:


EMBA 690: Strategic Management (2 credits) EMBA 610: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)
EMBA 630: Data Models and Decisions (3 credits) EMBA 757: Marketing Strategy (3 credits)
EMBA 681: Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2 credits) EMBA 611: Managerial Accounting (2 credits)
EMBA 637: Corporate Finance (4 credits) EMBA 683: The Global Economic Environment (2 credits)
EMBA 656: Leadership and Human Capital (3 credits) EMBA 694: Operations Management (2 credits)
EMBA 789: Leadership Mastery (13 credits) Electives: EMBA 6xx or 7xx (16 credits)



The EMBA program is designed for mid-career professionals to high-level executives who desire a systemic approach to managing and leading corporate functions. Admission to the EMBA program is highly competitive and is based on significant and relevant professional and managerial work experience, prior academic performance, and personal attributes. The Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks to attract an internationally and professionally rich student population, diverse across industry and functional expertise.


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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