Financial Times Ranks the
Executive MBA Among Nation’s Best
Smith Ranks No. 6 in the World for Research
The executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s
Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 13 in the United States and No.
51 in the world, according to the 2012 Financial Times executive
education rankings published October 15, 2012. The influential EMBA rankings
place the Smith School No. 6 globally for faculty research, an area of strength
for which the school is consistently recognized as a leader.
The Smith School’s EMBA program has been recognized among the top 15 in the
nation since first becoming eligible for the ranking three years ago. Though
it’s been in existence less than a decade, the program has secured a top-25
recognition by all the major outlets that rank executive programs – the only
program in the Washington region with that achievement.
First launched in January 2003, Smith’s 19-month EMBA program incorporates a
strong foundation in the critical business disciplines covered in traditional
MBA programs. It also includes mastery sessions to understand how to integrate
core business principles into organizations; personalized leadership development
and one-on-one executive coaching; and action-learning projects that have
students building new ventures, consulting for businesses, and leading change
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
2009. The research ranking is calculated by the number of faculty publications
in 45 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by
the business where the author is employed and the total is weighted for faculty
The full 2012 Financial Times EMBA rankings can be found at
Financial Times website.
About the 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 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.