College Park, Md. – January 25, 2010 – The MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 20 in the United States in the Financial Times MBA 2010 rankings, published today. The influential rankings place Smith No. 14 in the world for research, the fourth consecutive year in the top 15.
“We are honored to be ranked among the top business schools in the United States,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “Our faculty continue to be recognized for their impressive world-leading research, which they translate to our students in the classroom. It is our goal that our students leave here with the real-world knowledge to have lasting impact as leaders no matter what they pursue.”
The Smith School’s MBA program also comes in as the No. 5 program among public
business schools in the United States in the Financial Times ranking. The program ranked No. 43 globally.
The Smith School has consistently been recognized for the strength of its faculty research, coming in at No. 3 in the United States in BusinessWeek’s most recent ranking on a measure of “intellectual capital” for the number of faculty articles published in top academic journals.
The Financial Times rankings are compiled from two surveys – one for the business schools and the other for the MBA class of 2006. The surveys take into account information including salaries earned by alumni and percentage increase after earning the MBA, career progress, and a program’s student body and faculty demographics. The research rating is calculated by number of faculty publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is presently employed and adjustment is made for faculty size.