Message from the Associate Dean
Choosing the right MBA program can be challenging and time consuming. Thank
you for including the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of
Business in your MBA search.
If you’ve been examining graduate business programs for any length of time,
you know that most of the top schools (including the Smith School) often say the
same things to prospective students. They tell you about great faculty, a
supportive community, rankings, a global approach, financial aid, career
services and many other attributes and offerings. At some point, it all sounds
The fact is, the top programs are quite similar because the best graduate
business schools adopt best practices. While the similarities are numerous, the
differences are few but extremely significant.
The Smith School offers its students everything other high quality MBA
programs offer. That being said, I encourage you to examine the small, but very
important, differences here. It’s those differences that will lead you to the
right MBA program. “Fit” is incredibly important. For you to succeed in a top
MBA program, you need to feel comfortable and at home.
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If you think Smith is a good fit for you, I strongly encourage you to visit us
or to apply for admission.
Ken White, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, MBA & MS Programs