Admission Standards for the
Robert H. Smith School of Business at Shady Grove
All students who wish to apply for admission to The Robert H. Smith School of
Business program at Shady Grove should plan on attending a Smith School at Shady
Grove Admission Workshop.
To request a Smith School undergraduate program information packet, please contact
the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Office of Student Services at 301-738-6023.
In addition you may contact Jesse Bowen, Limited Enrollment Program, LEP advisor,
Admissions Office, Mitchell Building at 301-314-8385.
Applications for the Smith School of Business at Shady Grove can be found here:
to the Robert H. Smith School of Business is competitive, as capacity in each Smith
School major offered at Shady Grove is limited.
It is expected that all students entering the Robert H. Smith School of Business
BMGT major at Shady Grove will have completed 60 credit hours, including all undergraduate
CORE and fundamental studies requirements, Public Speaking, BMGT 221 (Accounting
II) and ECON 201, at the time of enrollment.
To be considered for admission, applicants must complete the following requirements:
Completion of Gateway courses, all with “C-“or better:
The following courses are approved substitutes for
BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, PSYC200, and SOCY201.
2 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENEE324, ENME392,
Co-curricular involvement, leadership experience and honors and awards will also
be considered in the admission decision. Students are strongly encouraged to submit
with their applications a resume and letter detailing their accomplishments and
Application Deadlines for Transfer Students: The priority application deadline
is the 1st business day of June and the final deadline is the 1st business day of
August. The Robert H. Smith School of Business program at Shady Grove admits students
ONLY in the Fall semester on a competitive and rolling basis and rolling admissions
will continue until each major is filled.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What majors will be offered at Shady Grove?
A: Beginning Fall semester 2011, the following BMGT majors will be offered: Accounting,
Management with specialization in Entrepreneurship, International Business, and
Marketing. Details on the curriculum in each major program are available online
2. What are the advantages to studying Business at Shady Grove?
A: At maximum capacity, there will be 360 students majoring in BMGT at Shady
Grove. Therefore, students studying at Shady Grove will enjoy small class sizes
and easy access to academic advising and career counselors. Expedited registration
will assure course availability. The Shady Grove Center is a beautiful corporate
setting with state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs—located close to everything
in the high-tech Montgomery County corridor.
3. What is different between the BMGT major offered at Shady Grove and College
A: The program at Shady Grove admits students only in the fall semester due to
the MBA-cohort style of four semesters, sequential full-time degree program. There
are no mid-year admissions into the Shady Grove program. All courses at Shady Grove
will be taught by the same corps of faculty, will consist of the same required courses,
and will have the same graduation requirements as those offered at UMCP. Students
at the Shady Grove programs will complete all of their coursework at Shady Grove,
and will declare a single major program of study. Students who complete the Smith
BMGT program at Shady Grove graduate and receive a degree/diploma from the University
of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business.
4. May I take courses elsewhere in fulfillment of BMGT requirements?
A: Only upper division business courses offered by the University of Maryland,
College Park, at the Shady Grove Center or through the UMCP summer or winter program,
or by another AACSB accredited institution, may be applied to these degree programs.
Permission to enroll at another institution must be granted in advance.
5. Are my grades in community college or in another major counted in the GPA
I need to be admitted to BMGT?
A: Yes. All grades from all coursework taken anywhere are included. You are required
to submit transcripts for all coursework previously taken.
6. I have earned more than 60 credit hours. May I still be considered for admission?
A: Yes. There is no hard-and-fast number of credits that would limit your ability
to be admitted to BMGT, although priority will be given to those who have not yet
earned a degree. (NOTE: Advance Placement and ESL credits are not included in the
number of credits for purposes of meeting admission requirements.)
7. I have completed only 6 of my lower-level core courses; may I still be considered
A: Yes, you may be admitted with 50% of your lower-level core completed. However,
no 100-200-level courses will be provided at Shady Grove; therefore, you will have
to return to your community college or attend somewhere else to take the remaining
core courses in fulfillment of graduation requirements.
NOTE: Admission requirements and policies may be subject to change. Please check
our Web site for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information