At a glance: Who we are, what we do, how we rank
The Smith School
- One of world's premier business schools.
- Recognized leader in management education and research.
- Rich mix of innovative programs.
- Serving students, employers, alumni, business, government, nonprofits.
Where we are
- Campuses: College Park, Baltimore and Rockville, Md.; Washington, D.C., Beijing, China.
- At global center of government, corporate and international power.
What distinguishes us
- World-class faculty and research.
- Experiential, reality-based learning.
- Entrepreneurial spirit.
- Learning community that is determined, supportive, analytical, inspired.
How we rank
- No. 2 student satisfaction (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012)
- No. 2 career services (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012)
- No. 2 teachers (Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2012)
- No. 13 executive MBA program, U.S. (The Economist, 2013)
- No. 11 PhD program, world (Financial Times, 2014)
- No. 21 undergraduate program, U.S. (2015 U.S. News & Report, 2014)
- No. 22 part-time MBA program, U.S. (2015 U.S. News & Report, 2014)
- No. 24 full-time MBA program, U.S. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012)
- No. 24 research, world (Financial Times, 2014)
Our academic departments
- Accounting and Information Assurance
- Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
- Logistics, Business and Public Policy
- Management and Organization
Faculty: 150 full-time, 50 part-time
Staff: 155 full-time
Students: 38% out-of-state, 52% in-state; from 33 states, 99 countries
- 2,950 undergraduate
- 230 full-time MBA
- 820 part-time MBA students
- 785 master of science in business
- 100 PhD
- 230 Executive and EMBA students
Alumni: 57,000 worldwide, 30,000 alumni in metro D.C.
Our notable alumni
- Robert H. Smith ’50, University of Maryland’s single greatest benefactor.
- Leo Van Munching '50, former CEO of Heineken, North America.
- Ed Snider '55, chairman of Comcast-Spectator and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers.
- William Mayer ’66, MBA ’67 , chair of Park Avenue Equity Partners and former CEO of First Boston Corporation, now Credit Suisse.
- Michael J. Ward '72, chairman, president and CEO of CSX Corporation.
- Carly Fiorina, MBA '80, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
- Rob McGovern '83, founder of CareerBuilder.com.
- Beatriz Perez '91, chief sustainability officer at Coca-Cola.
- Kevin Plank '96, founder and CEO of Under Armour.
Our top recruiting partners
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Campbell Soup Company
- Computer Sciences Corporation
- Constellation Energy
- Lockheed Martin
Top industries for our new graduates
- Financial services
- General management
- Financial services
- Supply chain management
- 1921: Business curriculum launched by Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maryland.
- 1938: Department becomes College of Commerce.
- 1942: College renamed College of Business and Public Administration.
- 1966: Doctoral program established.
- 1973: College's business administration department becomes College of Business and Management.
- 1995: College becomes Maryland Business School.
- 1998: Robert H. Smith, '50, pledges $15 million; school renamed Robert H. Smith School of Business.