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The Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland--College Park

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $75

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 41.4% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.79-3.78
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 113
Average GMAT score 661 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 600-730
Students with prior work experience 111
Average work experience (months) 60

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 82.8%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.28
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.78-3.74
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 304
Average GMAT score 587
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 500-677
Students with prior work experience 299
Average work experience (months) 62

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The admissions decision is based on the candidate's potential to be successful in the program, his or her ability to contribute to the class perspective and Smith's ability to accommodate a limited number of students. Work experience gives an important edge; GPA, GMAT scores, a resume and two letters of recommendation related to the applicant's professional and academic performance are required.
Executive program
Applicants tend to have an undergraduate degree, 8-20 years of professional experience and significant management experience. Candidates are reviewed as unique individuals and the sum of their experiences evaluated. They must submit an application with essays, transcripts, a sponsorship letter, and two letters of recommendation on their professional expertise. An interview is also required.
Part-time program
The admissions decision is based on the candidate's potential to be successful in the program, his or her ability to contribute to the class perspective and Smith's ability to accommodate a limited number of students. Work experience gives an important edge; GPA, GMAT scores, a resume and two letters of recommendation related to the applicant's professional and academic performance are required.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions LeAnne Dagnall
Full-time program phone (301) 405-2559
Full-time program E-mail mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​rhsmith.​umd.​edu/​mba/​programs/​fulltimemba.​aspx
Executive program phone (301) 405-2559
Executive program E-mail embainfo@rhsmith.umd.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​rhsmith.​umd.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone (301) 405-2559
Part-time program E-mail mba_info@rhsmith.umd.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​rhsmith.​umd.​edu/​mba/​programs/​parttimemba.​aspx
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(16) Departments/concentrations
accounting marketing
consulting management information systems
e-commerce production/operations management
entrepreneurship organizational behavior
finance portfolio management
general management supply chain management/logistics
international business technology
leadership other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time other, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, public policy/administration, social work, M.B.A./M.S., M.B.A./M.S.N.

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The core emphasizes key concepts in accounting, marketing, human capital management, managerial economics, strategic management, finance, and supply chain management/logistics. Elective courses on globalization, entrepreneurship and technology are now pillars of the core, allowing students to choose in those areas. There are also consulting, fund management and venture capital opportunities.
Executive program
The EMBA curriculum includes functional skills courses while emphasizing management of the entire organization. Action learning projects and sessions on systems thinking and entrepreneurship allow students to address difficult cross-organizational alignment and performance improvement issues. Students also benefit from a comprehensive assessment center, executive coaching and 360 degree feedback.
Part-time program
The program delivers a foundation in core management skills and specialized knowledge in such areas as consulting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and strategy. Lectures, cases, group study and simulations are used. The core is delivered during the first five semesters of the evening program and weekend programs and the first three semesters in the accelerated program.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#44 Best Business Schools

Specialties

#23 in Executive M.B.A.
#6 in Information Systems
#17 in Part-time M.B.A.
#14 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 41.4% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $99,694 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31 - Medium
Average GMAT score 661 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 45.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 83.5% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 261
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,210

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 261
Minority students 16.9%
International students 39.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 949
Minority students 31.8%
International students 8.0%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Sarah Bauder
Financial aid phone (301) 314-8297

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $38,475 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $47,448 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $1,425 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,425 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees N/A
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses N/A
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Maryland--College Park has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 120
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 103
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 45.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 83.5% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 58
Low base salary $60,000
Average base salary $92,122
High base salary $133,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $60,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $91,139
High base salary: U.S citizen $133,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $75,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $99,286
High base salary: Foreign nationals $130,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 35
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $12,548
High signing bonus $35,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $11,945
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $25,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $10,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $22,500
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $35,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 10
Low other compensation $3,200
Average other compensation $7,639
High other compensation $15,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $3,200
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $7,370
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $15,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $6,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $8,267
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $10,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 14
Marketing/sales low salary $65,000
Marketing/sales average salary $93,179
Marketing/sales high salary $125,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary $60,000
Operations/production average salary $87,500
Operations/production high salary $100,000
Number reporting general management jobs 3
General management low salary $90,000
General management average salary $95,667
General management high salary $102,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 9
Finance/accounting low salary $80,093
Finance/accounting average salary $93,677
Finance/accounting high salary $120,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $0
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $0
Number reporting consulting jobs 16
Consulting low salary $87,500
Consulting average salary $95,969
Consulting high salary $130,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary $0
Human resources average salary $0
Human resources high salary $0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $85,000
Other occupations average salary $92,500
Other occupations high salary $100,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 2
Manufacturing low salary $85,000
Manufacturing average salary $92,500
Manufacturing high salary $100,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0
Non-profit low salary $0
Non-profit average salary $0
Non-profit high salary $0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 4
Northeast low salary $85,000
Northeast average salary $92,625
Northeast high salary $100,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 32
Middle Atlantic low salary $75,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $92,562
Middle Atlantic high salary $133,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 3
South low salary $85,000
South average salary $91,667
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 4
Midwest low salary $62,000
Midwest average salary $94,875
Midwest high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 4
Southwest low salary $65,000
Southwest average salary $82,273
Southwest high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 4
West low salary $60,000
West average salary $75,750
West high salary $94,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary $125,000
International average salary $125,000
International high salary $125,000
 


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