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What is the Smith Effect?

When you’re empowered with a top-ranked Smith MBA, you have the edge to get ahead, stand out, effect change, innovate, and become an influential business leader. You’re current and savvy. You have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make a real impact in the world.

Only Smith can prepare you to create your own Smith Effect with an MBA that offers:

Strategic Skill-building

Get the knowledge and skills you need to advance and lead in today’s complex business world.

Flexibility

Go further faster. Take advantage of the Smith School's range of high-quality MBA program formats. Whether you're a seasoned professional ready for senior leadership or an ambitious self-starter making your next career move, a Smith MBA can help you reach your goals. Use the chart below to compare Smith's MBA programs and choose the one that's right for you.

Connections

Connect with business leaders, more than 55,000 alumni worldwide (including 30,000 in the Washington metro region), and policy makers who shape the national and international business landscape.

Thought Leadership

Learn and collaborate with the thought leaders who are changing the way the world does business. For more than 10 years, the Financial Times has ranked Smith faculty among the nation's best in intellectual capital.

Real-world Learning Opportunities

Create real change in the real world by putting academic thinking into action. Smith’s Centers of Excellence and Research offer you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and network with leaders in your field.

A Truly Global Approach

Prepare to lead in the international economy by gaining valuable experience working on our Global Equity Fund and participating in our 10-day global study programs.

Which one of our high-quality, high-impact MBA programs is right for you?
full-time mba
start
August
Applicant Profile
Professionals with an average of five years’ work experience. One-third of full-time MBA students have earned an undergraduate degree in business. Applicants represent all industry and academic backgrounds
Annual Enrollment
Approx. 150
Location
College Park, MD
Program Length
21 months
Program Structure
Weekday classes
Credits
54 credits
Admission Requirements
  • Competitive applicants have at least two years’ work experience; four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE is required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions committee
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
part-time mba
start
August
Applicant Profile
Professionals with an average of five years’ work experience. One-third of part-time MBA students have earned an undergraduate degree in business. Applicants represent all industry and academic backgrounds
Annual Enrollment
Approx. 350
Location
Rockville, MD; Baltimore, MD; or Washington, DC
Program Length
30-36 months
Program Structure
Evening classes offered in Rockville and Baltimore; evening and weekend classes offered in Washington, DC
Credits
54 credits
Admission Requirements
  • Competitive applicants have at least two years’ work experience; four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE is required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions committee
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
online mba
start
Four starts: January, April, July, and October
Applicant Profile
N/A, new program
Annual Enrollment
N/A, new program
Location
Online instruction, except for the three-day residencies at the beginning and end of the program, which take place in College Park, MD
Program Length
21 months
Program Structure
Asynchronous learning and synchronous classes
Credits
54 credits
Admission Requirements
  • Competitive applicants with multiple years of progressive professional experience; four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions committee
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Executive mba
start
January
Applicant Profile
Executives with an average of 8-10 years of progressive professional experience and at least three years of managerial experience
Annual Enrollment
Approx. 40
Location
College Park, MD
Program Length
19 months
Program Structure
Classes held all day Fridays and Saturdays, every other weekend (U.S.) in a cohort setting; anchored by two one-week residencies
Credits
54 credits
Admission Requirements
  • Approximately 8-10 years of professional experience; Suggested 3 years of management experience; Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • GMAT is not required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of sponsorship
  • Interview at the discretion of the Admissions committee
  • TOEFL scores or equivalent (if applicable)
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