Everyone has their own “if only” goal. For some, it’s heading up a Fortune 500 company as CEO. For others, it’s monetizing a big idea and becoming their own boss, or leading the charge at a non-profit to change the face of business – and the world.
At Smith, more than anything, we want you to succeed. So, we’ve stacked the deck in your favor:
- Career Opportunities
- Collaborative Community
- Customizable Curriculum
- Centers of Excellence
- The Smith Brain Trust
- Competitive Location
Our Office of Career Services focuses on your future success. By leveraging Smith’s reputation and Greater Washington, DC location, they’re able to attract some of the world’s most sought-after employers to recruit our MBAs. Our students are in demand and have had both employment and internship opportunities with companies such as:
- Air Products
- Hewlett Packard
- M&T Bank
Smith MBA students are an intelligent, unfailingly supportive, driven and diverse cornerstone to the community you’ll find here. And it’s evidence in the classroom, in our professional and social clubs, and even on the intramural soccer field!
MBA Class of 2016 Profile:
- Class Size: 96
- Average GMAT: 660
- Middle 80% GMAT Range: 600-710
- Received Merit Awards: 79%
- Average Age: 29
- Average Years Post-University Work Experience: 5.5
- Women: 32%
- International: 38%
- Diversity: 36%
- Undergraduate Universities Represented: 76
Everyone has different schedules, goals and aptitudes, and we recognize that. Make your degree your own by selecting where you learn and what you learn. Build your résumé and add to your skillset by getting hands-on local or global experience with businesses and organizational partners that offer abundant opportunities for connections on all levels – business, personal, or humanitarian.
Whether you are in hot pursuit of your dream job or trying to find your perfect place in the business world, the Smith School’s Career Tracks will point you in the right direction. These optional tracks leverage our top-ranked faculty’s greatest strengths, and taken into consideration the top industries where students work after they graduate:
- Consulting and Strategy
- General Management
- Supply Chain
The Smith Experience is a portfolio of experiential learning that gives you deeper insights into the workings of business. Choose projects and coursework from different areas of focus to further specialize your MBA.
Centers of Excellence:
When research meets the real world, astounding things happen. The Smith School centers of excellence are available to MBAs to gain further experiences and insights in areas of interest.
- The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
- The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime
- Center for Financial Policy
- The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems
- Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change
- Center for Social Value Creation
The Smith Brain Trust
World-renowned researchers. Educators with industry experience. Mentors who are genuinely interested in your success. With a faculty that consistently ranks at the top of its game (No. 4 Faculty, The Economist, 2013), the education you’ll encounter at Smith is incredibly well-rounded, putting you at a unique advantage in the marketplace.
Although you’ll attend many of your courses at our beautiful, bustling College Park, Md., campus, Smith is centrally located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. We have corporate giants like Deloitte, Marriott and McCormick, and cultural icons like Under Armour and Google. Not to mention hundreds of influential non-profits like the American Red Cross and the World Bank – a rich source of internship and career opportunities.
At 57,000 strong, Smith’s alumni network of leaders and innovators reaches across the globe and every facet of business. Luckily for you, Smith’s largest alumni base is in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. region – right in your new backyard.
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Last updated September 10, 2017