Public Relations Associate
Financial Times Ranks Smith School Among World’s Top Business Schools
College Park, Md. – January 26, 2009 – 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 2009 rankings, published today. The influential rankings place
Smith No. 12 in the world for research, the third consecutive year in the top 15.
The Smith School has been recognized for the strength of its faculty research,
recently ranking an impressive No. 3 in the United States by BusinessWeek
on a measure
of “intellectual capital” for the number of faculty articles published in top academic
The Smith School’s MBA program also comes in at No. 6 program among public business schools in the United States in the Financial Times rankings.
The Financial Times rankings are compiled from two questionnaires – one for the
business schools and the other for the MBA class of 2006. The value for the money
criterion is calculated using the salary earned by alumni three years after graduation
and course costs. 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.
About the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 13 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations on three continents — North America, Europe and Asia.