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UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive MBA Program Ranked #17 in World by Bloomberg Businessweek

Nov 05, 2011
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The executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked #17 in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Businessweek rankings are based on surveys completed by recent alumni and EMBA program directors across the world. The Smith School received the following grades: Entrepreneurship A; Finance A; International Business C; Marketing A+; Strategy A+; and Sustainability A. To see the full rankings, click here.

“We are honored to be recognized in this influential ranking,” said Greg Hanifee, assistant dean of executive programs at the Smith School. "The Smith School boasts the highest ranked program in the Baltimore-Washington region and the ranking is a true testament to the design of our program and the strength of the school’s faculty in delivering real-world leadership development, and their ability to translate research into practical application in the classroom.”

Earlier this year, Financial Times ranked the Smith EMBA program #23 in the U.S. and #5 for faculty research, an area of strength for which the school is consistently recognized as a leader. The latestWall Street Journal ranking has the Smith School #22 in the world and #15 for how well it imparts management skills to students; it places Smith #16 by alumni score.

The Smith EMBA program is a 19-month-long executive development experience. With an emphasis on action learning and entrepreneurial problem solving, Smith EMBA students emerge as leaders and innovators in their organizations. The University of Maryland's Smith School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

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 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, 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.