THE ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (BMGT)1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286
Dean: Dr. Alexander Trianits
Associate Dean(s): Dr. Victor Mullins
Assistant Dean(s): Dr. Rebecca Ratner and Brian Horick
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research, and its mission is to create knowledge, promote a learning environment that fosters intellectual discovery, and equip current and future leaders to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.
The Smith School is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting, www.aacsb.edu .
A student in the Smith School of Business, selects a major(s) in one of the following curricula: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Information Systems; (4) International Business; (5) Management; (6) Marketing; (7) Operations Management; or (8) Supply Chain Management. Upper-division BMGT programs are offered at College Park and at the Universities at Shady Grove ( www.shadygrove.umd.edu/ ) in Montgomery County. For details on the majors offered at Shady Grove visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/shady-grove .
See "Admission Requirements and Application Procedures" chapter for general LEP admissions policies.
Direct admission to the Smith School is offered on space-available basis to first-time applicants who present the most competitive academic records. All students admitted directly to BMGT as freshmen must demonstrate satisfactory progress.
Transfer Admission for Students from On or Off Campus
All students applying for admission to BMGT as transfer students, whether internal transfers already enrolled at UMCP or external transfer students entering the university for the first time, will be subject to competitive admission for a limited number of spaces in the Smith School of Business program at each program location. Internal and external transfer students may apply to compete for admission to the Smith School of Business in the semester they have earned 45 credits. Below are the current admission standards.
*The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG305, PSYC200, and SOCY201.
#The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENCE302, ENEE324, ENME392, or STAT400
Application Deadlines for Transfer Students: Complete applications and all supporting documents must be received no later than:
Applicants who have earned 45 credits and completed all required gateway courses at the time of their application will be notified of their admission decision in early April for fall admission and early December for spring admission. Students who are in the process of completing the required gateways or accumulating 45 credits at the time of their application will be notified of their admission decision after the semester has ended and final grades for the semester have been calculated.
Applications to the Smith School can be accessed at www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/admissions . For questions, call 301-314-8385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Any student denied admission or dismissed from the major may appeal to the Associate Dean of the College.
Statement of Policy on Transfer of Credit from Community Colleges
The Smith School of Business requires that at least 50 percent of the business and management credit hours required for a business degree be earned at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements/Degree Options
The University confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Information concerning admission to the M.B.A. or M.S. program is available at www.rhsmith.umd.edu .
A student in business and management selects a major in one of several curricula: (1) Accounting; (2) Information Systems: Specialization Business; (3) Finance; (4) General Business; (5) International Business; (6) Operations Management; (7) Marketing; (8) Supply Chain Management.
Summary of Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements (all curricula)
In addition to the Smith School of Business Bachelor of Science requirements listed above, generally another 18-24 credits are required for each major. See individual major listings in Chapter 7.
*See Freshman-Sophomore School requirements for appropriate math and statistics courses.
General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is available Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, email@example.com . It is recommended that students visit this office each semester to ensure that they are informed about current requirements and procedures. Transfer students entering the university can be advised during spring, summer, and fall transfer orientation programs. Contact the Orientation Office for further information, 301-314-8217, or visit www.orientation.umd.edu .
The Smith School offers a minors in Business Analytics, General Business, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. For details on these minors visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/academics/academic-minors .
Specialized Academic Programs
The Smith School offers innovative special programs that create small communities of scholars within the larger Smith School community. For more information on the Smith School's special programs please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/academics/fellows-special-programs .
College Honors Program
The Smith School Business Honors program offers students with superior academic achievements special opportunities and resources, including the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research on business issues, and to graduate with honors. Students in the honors program take their upper-level BMGT core courses in small, seminar-style honors sections which allow in-depth exploration of business topics in marketing, finance, management and organization, business law, and policy and strategy. The Business Honors Program provides both a non-thesis and a thesis option, in which students work on an original research project under the supervision of a Smith School faculty member. Admission to the Smith School Honors Program is competitive. Students are selected on the basis of the following requirements:
Principles of Accounting I and II: BMGT220 and 221
Admission to the Smith School Honors Program takes place once a year in the Spring semester. For more information on the Smith School's Honors Program, please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/undergraduate-programs/academics/fellows-special-programs/business-honors .
Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations
Student Professional Organizations