Message from the Dean

Alex Triantis

Choosing the right graduate business program can be challenging and time consuming. Thank you for including the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in your search.

If you’ve been examining graduate business programs for any length of time, you know that most of the top schools (including the Smith School) often say the same things to prospective students. They tell you about great faculty, a supportive community, rankings, a global approach, financial aid, career services and many other attributes and offerings. At some point, it all sounds the same.

The fact is, the top programs are quite similar because the best graduate business schools adopt best practices. While the similarities are numerous, the differences are few but extremely significant.

The Smith School offers its students everything other high quality business programs offer. That being said, I encourage you to examine the small, but very important, differences here. It’s those differences that will lead you to the right program. “Fit” is incredibly important. For you to succeed in a top program, you need to feel comfortable and at home.

Find out more about our program -- browse our website and follow us on social media. If you think Smith is a good fit for you, I strongly encourage you to visit us or to apply for admission.

Best wishes,

Alexander Triantis
Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland