Quick Facts & Rankings

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. 11 executive MBA program, U.S. (Financial Times, 2014)
  • 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)

See full list of rankings.

Our academic departments

  • Accounting and Information Assurance
  • Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
  • Finance
  • Logistics, Business and Public Policy
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing

Our people

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

MBA

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Constellation Energy
  • Deloitte
  • IBM

Undergraduate

  • BB&T
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Top industries for our new graduates

MBA

  • Consulting
  • Financial services
  • General management
  • Marketing

Undergraduate

  • Accounting
  • Financial services
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain management

Our history

  • 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.