University of Maryland (Smith)

DEADLINESComplete applications must be received or postmarked by the dates indicated below. Please allow 10 business days for delivery of the decision letter. Decisions cannot be communicated by phone or fax.

Full-Time MBA Program

*Priority deadline to be considered for all financial awards.

Part-Time MBA Programs


Required Essay 1

What are your specific post-graduate short-term and long-term goals? How will a graduate degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business assist you in achieving your goals? Finally, please discuss your personal and professional motivations for pursuing a graduate degree. Please limit your response to 2 pages, double-spaced.

Required Essay 2

Choose one of the two essays below:

1. If salary was not a factor and your living expenses were covered, what would you do for a living and how would you spend your time?

2. If you could be the leader of an organization, what organization would you choose, and why? What changes would you make to enhance the organization and what current strategies would you retain?

Please limit your response to 2 pages, double-spaced.

Optional Essay

Please use this essay to provide the admissions committee with additional information that will assist us in evaluating your candidacy (for example, an explanation for gaps in employment history or an undergraduate grade point average that is less than 3.0).


Two letters of recommendation

Please use the online recommendation process. If you choose to use paper recommendation forms instead, you can download the documents from the Supplemental Forms section. You do not need to submit both online and paper recommendation letters.



Graduate Admissions

The Robert H. Smith School of Business

2417 Van Munching Hall

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland 20742-1815

Telephone: (301) 405-2559

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