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University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business


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2303 Van Munching Hall,
College Park, MD 20742
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Annual Tuition: $45,499; Out of State $54,409

Average GPA: 3.3

International: 32%

Minority: 34%

Full-Time Enrollment: 197

Female: 35%

Male: 65%

Average GMAT: 658

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 600-710

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 1st, 2016
Round 2: November 1st, 2016
Round 3: December 15th, 2016
Round 4: January 15th, 2017
Round 5: March 1st, 2017

Recognizing that today’s business students need flexibility, students have various options for accelerating Smith’s 21-month MBA program should they choose. Smith’s full-time MBA curriculum gives students an understanding of the importance of globalization, entrepreneurship and technology (GET) in today’s business environment. Throughout the core courses, students explore how globalization, entrepreneurship and technology are changing business practice, as well as build critical management skills in leadership, teamwork, integrative analysis, and oral and written communication.

GET courses are the pillars of the Smith core and enhance the fundamental courses in such areas as finance, marketing, operations, and management. During the first year, students choose one GET Selective in each of the three areas, providing the flexibility to customize the program with GET courses to meet personal interests and career goals.

Once full-time MBA students complete the required core classes, they may choose take elective courses at Smith; or they can take a limited number of electives from graduate programs at the broader university, graduate business schools that are members of the Washington, D.C., Consortium, or colleges and universities that have inter-institutional registration agreements with the Smith School.

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: Georgetown, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Washington University, Rice, Vanderbilt

Match Schools: Michigan State, University of Washington, Brigham Young, Southerm Methodist University, Rochester, Boston University, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Ohio State

Safe Schools: Wake Forest, Penn State, Boston College, Tulane, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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