College Park, Md. – September 10, 2013 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business jumped to No. 18 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published today. The Smith School placed 8th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Logistics programs are listed among the nation’s top 10, and a total of seven areas are listed among the nation’s top 25.
The Smith School’s specialty rankings are:
No. 6 – Management Information Systems
No. 7 – Supply Chain Management/Logistics
No. 12 – Entrepreneurship
No. 15 – Management
No. 16 – Marketing
No. 25 – Finance
No. 25 – International Business
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based solely on a spring 2013 survey of deans and senior faculty at all undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they are familiar and 36 percent of those surveyed responded. As part of the survey, deans and faculty were asked to nominate the 10 best programs in a number of specialty areas, from which the specialty rankings are derived. Those receiving the most mentions in each area appear are ranked in descending order as long as the school/program received seven or more nominations in that specialty area.
The U.S. News program rankings are published in the “Best College 2014” guide and can be found at colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/business.