Business Master's Student Clubs

The Smith Master Student Association (SMSA), founded in May 2012, is an organization governed by masters students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, with a focus on building connections among students. Events planned by the SMSA team and affiliated clubs include: 


Skill Building Workshops

Social Activities and Celebrations

Day Trips


Adventure Programs

Networking Events

Community Service


Current SMSA Officers: 

Akanksha Bapna
MS in Marketing Analytics candidate

Harsh Pundir
Executive VP of Operations
MS in Business Analytics candidate

Kentaro Kawanishi
Executive VP of Administration 
Master of Finance candidate

Aseem Baji
VP of Finance 
MS in Business Analytics candidate

Hsin Pei (Vivian) Yang 
VP of Marketing & Communications
Master of Quantitative Finance candidate

Kiante’ Bennett 

VP of External Relations
MS in Business and Management candidate


SMSA-recognized clubs for all Specialty Masters students include:

  • Smith Masters Service Learning Club 

SMSA-recognized clubs for each degree program include:

  • Smith Masters Accounting Association 
  • Smith Masters Business Analytics Association 
  • Smith Masters Finance Association 
  • Smith Masters Information Systems Association 
  • Smith Masters Marketing Analytics Association 
  • Smith Masters Supply Chain Management Association/APICS


Smith Master Student Association
Robert H. Smith School of Business
3335 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815