Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is located on 1,250-acre suburban
campus eight miles from Washington, D.C. and 35 miles from Baltimore.
Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region offers unparalleled professional
opportunities as well as a rich culture and recreational resources. This region
is home to numerous federal agencies, universities, global corporations, and
national and international nonprofit organizations. Robert H. Smith School of
Business is one of 13 schools and colleges at the University of Maryland - one
of the top-20 public research universities. This powerful combination makes
Smith the ideal place to pursue a business doctoral degree.
The primary mission of the Ph.D. Program of the Robert H. Smith School of
Business at the University of Maryland is to produce individuals who will
contribute to the discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge through
continued careers in research, publishing, and teaching at high quality
research-oriented universities and research-oriented non-academic institutions
throughout the world. In carrying out this mission, it is recognized that we
operate in a knowledge-based economy that is being transformed by information
What areas of concentration in research are offered?
The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers the Ph.D. in Business and
Administration with 8 areas of concentration:
The curriculum is designed to ensure students exposure to, and training in, high
quality research, research methods and requisite knowledge. This is a full-time,
research intensive doctoral program and takes 4-5 years to complete. A part-time
option is not available. For more information about the requirements of the
program click here.