Initiatives & Programs


The Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business immerses our students in complex and evolving marketplaces in which success depends on critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Currently companies put cutting-edge research into practice, driving innovation, entrepreneurship and excellence at their organizations.

Our Executive Education Program has created partnerships with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to create a Leadership Advancement Program to assist members to take their careers to the next level.

Another major initiative is the Professional Services Leadership Institute (PSLI) targeting global professional service firms which are leaders in their industry to partner with marketers to pursue excellence.

We develop and execute curricular and non-curricular programs that uniquely leverage Smith’s thought leadership, experiential learning and our network of practitioners to provide maximum resources to the our community.

Use the links to the left to find out more about our specific initiatives and programs.