Univ. of Maryland’s Smith School
EMBA Program Ranks No. 15 in the U.S.
Executive Education Ranking Places Smith School No. 1 in Corporate Strategy
Worldwide; No. 9 for Faculty Research, Entrepreneurship
Park, Md. – October 25, 2010 – The executive
MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School
of Business is ranked No. 15 in the United States and No. 36 in world,
according to the 2010 Financial Times executive education
rankings published today. The influential rankings place the Smith
School's EMBA No. 1 in the world for corporate strategy and No. 9
globally for entrepreneurship and for faculty research, an area of
strength for which the school is consistently recognized as a leader.
“We are proud to be the No. 1 program in the world for corporate
strategy – a recognition we’ve worked hard to achieve since starting our
EMBA program less than 10 years ago,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean
of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “We are the highest ranked
program in the Baltimore-Washington region, following a previous great
ranking by the Wall Street Journal. This ranking is a testament
to the strength of our faculty and the real-world leadership development
and applied research they bring into the classroom. With our emphasis on
action learning and entrepreneurial problem solving, our students emerge
as leaders and innovators in their organizations.”
Smith’s EMBA program was ranked No. 22 in the
world by the Wall Street Journal in September 2010, which
also ranked Smith No. 15 for how well it imparts management skills to
students and No. 16 according to alumni rating. In addition to the EMBA
degree program, Smith’s top faculty share their expertise through the
school’s several non-degree programs. Executives can take part in the
recently launched miniMBA2.0 certificate program, which
emphasizes practical skills development and professional networking for
the increasingly technology- and analysis-focused business environment.
The Financial Times rankings are compiled from two
questionnaires – one that focuses on business school and program
information, the other that focuses on alumni achievement three years
after graduation for the EMBA class of 2007. The corporate strategy and
entrepreneurship program rankings are based on the alumni survey. The
research ranking is calculated according to the number of faculty
publications in 45 international academic and practitioner journals.
Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is
currently employed and the total is weighted for faculty size.
About the Robert H. Smith School of
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 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 in North America and Asia.