Jul 022015
 

Thank you to everyone who entered our PT MBA contest in the month of June. This month’s winner is…Ellen Berlinghof!

Ellen’s number was chosen by the random number generator and she is the winner of a Kindle Fire HD6. If you entered the contest in June, you still have 2 more chances to win.

Do you want to enter our contest to win a Kindle Fire HD6 Tablet? We are giving one away EVERY MONTH from now until August.

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Follow us on twitter at @SmithPTMBA
Step 2: Tweet us a message using #WhySmithPTMBA with why you are applying
Step 3: Leave a comment on any blog post on the PT MBA blog (this post or any other!)

Winners will be drawn on a monthly basis using a random number generator. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again until 2016. Winners will be announced on the Smith PT MBA twitter feed and blog.

Good luck!

Prize specs: Kindle Fire HD6, Black, 6” HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB, value $99.

Jun 252015
 

Kindle Fire pic

 

Do you want to win a Kindle Fire HD6?

Well, you still have a couple chances to be a winner. We’ve given away a Kindle Fire HD6 every month since January and still have THREE more to give away for June, July and August!

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Follow us on twitter at @SmithPTMBA
Step 2: Tweet us a message using #WhySmithPTMBA with why you are applying
Step 3: Leave a comment on any blog post on the PT MBA blog (this post or any other!)

You MUST do all three steps to enter the contest… so start your clicking now!

Good luck!

 

Prize specs: Kindle Fire HD6, Black, 6” HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB, value $99. Winners will be drawn on a monthly basis using a random number generator. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again until 2016. Winners will be announced on the Smith PT MBA twitter feed and blog.

Jun 182015
 

 

coffee pic

If you’re following us on Twitter  or Instagram, you may have seen that we occasionally post pictures of coffee cups and delicious looking donuts. After you finish salivating over the Krispy Kreme doughnut, you probably wonder what’s going on with Smith’s PT MBA program.

Is Julie just pretending to be cool by taking pictures of her food again? Nope, not this time! That’s just our fun way of drawing attention to our Info-To-Go Coffee Chats!

We have them by each of our campuses in Baltimore, Rockville and DC as a chance for you to stop by and chat with a member from the admissions team. This isn’t a full-on information session, just a quick morning event where you can ask a question or two and still make it to the office on time. As an added benefit, we will even buy you a cup of coffee too. Or, if you’re meeting Julie at the Rockville Krispie Kreme, she’ll throw in a doughnut!

Click here to see this month’s scheduled chats and register online!

Jun 112015
 

Great news for those of you who would still like to apply for our Fall 2015 Part Time MBA program! We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for the Part Time MBA program that will begin this fall.

We have a limited number of openings for the Washington, DC Evening Part Time MBA program, the Baltimore Evening MBA program, and the Shady Grove Blended MBA Program.

Smith’s MBA programs only start classes in the fall term, so our next entry point will be Fall 2016. While we’d be happy to help you with an application for that time as well, starting your MBA at Smith this fall is still an opportunity, but you will need to act quickly.

Good luck with your application and please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions team with your questions at PTAdmit@rhsmith.umd.edu or 301-405-2559.

Jun 042015
 

Thank you to everyone who entered our PT MBA contest in the month of May. This month’s winner is…James Tvrdy!

James’ number was chosen by the random number generator and he is the winner of a Kindle Fire HD6. If you entered the contest in May, you still have 3 more chances to win.

Do you want to enter our contest to win a Kindle Fire HD6 Tablet? We are giving one away EVERY MONTH from now until August.

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Follow us on twitter at @SmithPTMBA
Step 2: Tweet us a message using #WhySmithPTMBA with why you are applying
Step 3: Leave a comment on any blog post on the PT MBA blog (this post or any other!)

Winners will be drawn on a monthly basis using a random number generator. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again until 2016. Winners will be announced on the Smith PT MBA twitter feed and blog.

Good luck!

Prize specs: Kindle Fire HD6, Black, 6” HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB, value $99.

May 282015
 

So, Math Camp — what is it? Do you need it? Is it painful? Just to give you an idea of where I stood when I took it, I’m a software engineer, so I had a quant background. But I hadn’t taken a math class since college, so I felt a little rusty.

After taking it, I felt it was a pretty good overview of the math you’d need for your MBA classes. There’s a quiz included with the flyer on Math Camp, it’s worth looking at, since it’ll give you a decent idea of the kinds of things that are covered.  Even if you can’t make Math Camp, you should probably at least study up.

The kinds of topics they cover are:

  • Arithmetic, Sets, Counting Rules
  • Probability
  • Random Variables
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Differential Calculus I
  • Differential Calculus II
  • Compounding and Discounting
  • Annuities and Perpetuities

Annuities and Perpetuities are especially important; they probably weren’t covered in your undergrad math class, and they’re used a lot in your MBA classes, so pay attention to that one.  Your professors in the core classes you take first semester are going to assume you know the things from Math Camp, so be ready.  Camp last for three days, and costs $350.

Bottom line, if you don’t do a lot of math in your day-to-day work and don’t want to have to jump into things cold, Math Camp’s a good idea. The lectures are done by Professor Lele, who’s a good guy that you’ll probably have classes with.

There are a few things they don’t tell you that you’ll want to know.  Firstly, if you’re not familiar with College Park campus (which is where Math Camp is held), it is not within walking distance from the Metro. There’s a shuttle usually, but over the summer it doesn’t run on weekends, so check the Shuttle-UM site to see if you need to make other arrangements.  Also be aware that the building where they do the classes has the air conditioning turned down when they do Math Camp, so dress for summer. By the last day even Lele was in shorts and sandals.  By the way, if you’re wondering what kind of calculator you need, they say you need a financial calculator, but I was fine with the TI that everyone uses in high school.  The work load isn’t bad, some lectures followed by a few problems they give you to practice.

Overall it’s a class worth taking. Even if you have a math background, it’s better to know you’re ready than to hope you’re ready; when you start in on a finance class you’ll want to be straight on all your math skills.   And you’ll make some great contacts with your fellow Smiths from the other cohorts that will last through the program and beyond.

Are you an admitted student interested in Math Camp?
Your on-campus advisers will start sending you weekly emails in June… be sure to check them out because it will have information on this year’s Math Camp dates!

 

Robert Goodman is a 2012 graduate of the Smith PT MBA program.  This post was originally published in November 2012.

May 212015
 

by Julie Dellinger, Assistant Director of Part-Time MBA Admissions & Social Media

One of the benefits of being admitted into our Part Time MBA program at one of our earlier deadlines is that you have the opportunity to attend some fun networking events with other admitted students!

In May, we had two “Have a Ball” bowling events for our new admits: Wednesday, May 13th at Lucky Strike in DC and Thursday, May 14th at Mustang Alley in Baltimore.

Each event was a fun chance for the new students to get to know each other before orientation, as well as chat with current students and recent alumni. Thank you to everyone who rocked, rolled and bowled with us. Good luck to our new students on their upcoming orientation and first semester!

Bowling Baltimore 1 -2015

 

Bowling DC 1 - 2015

Bowling DC 2 - 2015

Bowling - Baltimore 2 - 2015

 

 

May 142015
 

If you’re planning to apply for our PT MBA program to start this Fall, you still have a couple weeks to complete your application before our June 1st deadline!

A complete application for domestic students includes:

  • Application Fee
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Official Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official GMAT or GRE score

International students must also provide:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Test Results – Required score: 100 or better
  • Transcripts must be translated into English

If you have any questions about your application or the upcoming deadline, please feel free to contact us at (301) 405-2559 or email us at ptadmit@rhsmith.umd.edu.

May 072015
 

Julie teaching session

Are you starting to research MBA programs in the area? Are you getting confused on which school is which? Do you understand the differences between Smith’s Weekend MBA, Blended Evening MBA and Evening MBA programs?

Sign up today for one of our Part Time MBA Information Sessions!

Our information sessions are a great first step to your MBA research! Each session offers prospective students an overview of our Part Time MBA programs and our application process. Our sessions are available at all three of our Part Time campuses: the University of Maryland Biopark in Baltimore, the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, and the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Click here to register for an upcoming Information Session!

Apr 302015
 

Thank you to everyone who entered our PT MBA contest in the month of April. This month’s winner is… Vincent Bonasso!

Vincent’s number was chosen by the random number generator and he is the winner of a Kindle Fire HD6. If you entered the contest in January, February, March or April, you still have 4 more chances to win.

Here are some of our favorite #WhySmithPTMBA tweets from April:

april tweet 1

April tweet 2

April tweet 3

April tweet 4

 

 

 

Do you want to enter our contest to win a Kindle Fire HD6 Tablet? We are giving one away EVERY MONTH from now until August.

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Follow us on twitter at @SmithPTMBA
Step 2: Tweet us a message using #WhySmithPTMBA with why you are applying
Step 3: Leave a comment on any blog post on the PT MBA blog (this post or any other!)

Winners will be drawn on a monthly basis using a random number generator. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again until 2016. Winners will be announced on the Smith PT MBA twitter feed and blog.

Good luck!

Prize specs: Kindle Fire HD6, Black, 6” HD Display, Wi-Fi, Front and Rear Cameras, 8 GB, value $99.