Welcome to the Smith School

Leaders for a Technology-Enabled World

Welcome to a learning community that embraces the complexities of the modern world while preparing to overcome the grand challenges of tomorrow. Our world-renowned faculty and forward-looking curriculum will help you define your path, discover your passion and engage the future with purpose.

Undergraduate Program

Secure an internship that could lead to your dream job. Join a club, or join five. Study abroad. Find a specialty in our Fellows Program. And don’t miss the annual Smith in the City trip to New York. There’s nothing you can’t do as a Maryland Smith undergrad.


Among Public Institutions

U.S. News, 2022


Land Full-time Positions

U.S. News, 2021

I knew Maryland Smith was the right place to polish my skills and establish expertise. The school provided me with the right tools to achieve my goals and succeed in the professional world.

Zoha Tariq ’19

Senior Technology Risk Consultant


New Opportunities for Undergrads

Maryland Smith is launching two new undergraduate programs that will give our highest-achieving students a big-picture view of business and industry in the changing workplace. The Interdisciplinary Business Honors Living-Learning Program and the Smith Business Leadership Fellows Program are each designed to enrich the college experience for the highest-achieving undergraduate applicants and further nurture their intellectual curiosity.

MBA Programs

Ready to take on grand challenges? With a Maryland Smith MBA, you’ll be ready to adapt, innovate and lead fearlessly in a constantly evolving world.


Full-Time MBA

Fortune, 2021


Faculty (U.S.)

Economist, 2021


Executive MBA, U.S

Financial Times, 2022


Online MBA

U.S. News, 2021

The career coaching that I received at Smith was unmatched. The connections I made and continue to make are invaluable, whether it's connecting me with someone I need to meet, or connecting someone looking for guidance with me.

Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Business Master's Programs

Maryland Smith’s Business Master’s degree programs teach you to analyze data and think critically to solve business problems. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of a specialized business area, helping you stand out to employers and make a real impact in the workplace.

The OMSBA opened new paths and taught me the fundamental skills I needed for the workforce. I interviewed with incredibly competitive companies that would have been out of reach previously. This program has been extremely beneficial for my career — it’s been everything I wanted.

Dan Waldman, MSBA ’22

eCommerce analyst


Doctoral Programs

Shaping the future of business scholarship by inspiring contributions to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge through exciting careers in research and teaching at top universities around the world. 

Executive Education

Our broad range of expertise – from leadership training and executive coaching to data analytics and finance – empowers current and future leaders to reach their fullest potential and transform their organizations.

Learn from Global Thought Leaders

Our one-of-a-kind faculty create a vibrant intellectual community where you’ll be challenged to learn and grow. Our highly regarded research faculty are shaping the practice of business around the world.

Current Research Articles

The Simple Act That Can Make You a Better Leader at Work and Happier at Home

Being a leader is about more than a title; it’s a mindset. And it fluctuates – people may feel more “leader-like” on some days than others. Feeling capable and confident can make leaders more successful for their organizations, so helping them feel the part every day is critical.

How Companies Can Capitalize on Free Outside Knowledge

New enterprise software investments can lead to big benefits for firms by enabling business process innovations, but implementation is notoriously difficult. Having IT professionals with the right combination of both technical and business process knowledge is critical to a quick and successful adoption.

Why Outsourcing Sales Could Be the Key to Surviving a Hit to Demand

How do companies fare when demand for their products suddenly drops off? It’s a question many industries could face this year, as inflation continues in a tight labor market. Looking at a past demand shock has some answers, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

When the Award Goes to … Someone Else

In new research in the Academy of Management Journal, Hui Liao and her co-authors look at how the experience of almost winning impacts the performance of nominees, specifically their collaboration with others.

Study Helps Retailers Figure Out What Consumers Want Next

Retailers are constantly trying to figure out not just how to sell their current inventory, but also what to offer to consumers for the next season. Thanks to new research from a University of Maryland marketing professor, predicting what consumers want could get easier.

How COVID-19 Showed the Cost of Doing Business Globally

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, multinational companies didn’t have to think twice about increasingly moving toward firm globalization. But the crisis amplified the vulnerabilities of doing business across borders. And now, new research from Maryland Smith is contextualizing the numbers to show the potential dark side of globalization.

What Today’s Retailers Can Learn from the H.H.Gregg Bankruptcy

Location, location, location. It’s the #1 rule in real estate and very important in the retail landscape we’ve been dealing with since 2010, when the retail apocalypse began. H.H. Gregg’s story is a cautionary tale that can teach us much about how stores can survive if they are in a mall that suffers the closure of a retail giant.

Why In-store Pickup Isn’t As Seamless As It Seems for Retailers

Buying online and picking up in-store has provided consumers with a new way to shop hassle-free. For retailers, it’s created new operational challenges toward fulfillment scheduling.

Under Sanction or Not: Female Doctors Face Bias in Online Reviews

Many people use online reviews when looking for a doctor, and since the pandemic began it’s become an even more popular way to find medical care. Margrét Bjarnadóttir and her co-authors have examined the link between online patient reviews and quality of care.

Design AI Poses a Threat to Human Designers’ Jobs

Technology has been replacing people on the job for years, and many displaced workers have done what they had to do - find other employment. Artificial Intelligence is the latest threat to human labor.

The Venture Capital Landscape Is Changing, and Perhaps Not for the Better

Startup companies have traditionally looked for the most experienced venture capitalists they could find to get their businesses off the ground and support their growth. That’s not always the case anymore, according to a study by Smith's Rich Mathews and co-author Naveen Khanna.

Creativity Plays a Role in Reducing Rudeness on the Job

Rudeness on the job is the worst. We now use the phrase “hostile work environment” to describe deliberate discourteousness or impoliteness that negatively affects an employee’s ability to do their job. Experiencing this at work has driven many workers to become part of the Great Resignation.


Smith Faculty are in the top 2% of the most cited scholars worldwide.

Launch Extraordinary Careers

Smith’s deep connections to the business community open unmatched opportunities. Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.


Employers that recruited Smith students last year — a number that has grown by 30% since 2019.


Active recruiting partners ready to help you find the perfect next step in your career.

As I moved along the interview ladder, I worked with my career coach to sharpen my responses. My last round of interviews went so well that Amazon offered me a more senior role than I originally applied for

Blanka Thibaud, MBA ’21

Real Estate Transactions Manager


Join Our Diverse, Successful Community

Your success depends on an environment that is as supportive as it is challenging. You’ll feel that support from faculty, staff and your classmates.


African American Students Retention


Female Student Retention


Latinx Student Retention

Diversity means being exposed to different perspectives. If you surround yourself with people who think like you, then you are selling yourself short.

Marc Marshall ’23

Strategy Consultant


Experience the Power of the Smith Network

The Smith community extends far beyond the walls of Van Munching Hall. With more than 66,000 alumni globally, and partnerships with prestigious companies, organizations and foundations, you’re never without a connection.

Kevin Plank

Kevin Plank knows what it means to be a game-changer. He transformed the world of sports apparel when he launched Under Armour in 1996.

Read the profile: Following a Vision, Becoming a Game-Changer

Robert G. Hisaoka

Robert G. Hisaoka ’79 believes building a strong business begins with building a strong team through great communication and measuring performance. Over the span of his career, he’s done just that. 

Read the profile: From Autos to Philanthropy, Driven To Make a Difference

Carly Fiorina

When Carly Fiorina, MBA ’80, looks back over the arc of her career, what stands out for her isn’t a single achievement or experience. That’s not what defines her. So what does stand out for her as she looks back?

Read the profile: From Student to CEO, Solving Problems

Welcome from Dean Prabhudev Konana

Welcome to the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland!  It is an exciting time to be part of the Maryland Smith community. Located just 7 miles from the White House, we are at the heart of both business and power, with multinational corporations, influential NGOs, massive Federal enterprises and a burgeoning innovation community right in our backyard.

Read the Dean's Welcome

Events at Smith

Admissions, Info Session

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:30 PM EDT
View Event Executive MBA Virtual Information Session

Ed Snider: The Last Sports Mogul

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
7:00 PM EDT
View Event Ed Snider: The Last Sports Mogul

Dingman Advising

Thursday, March 30, 2023
4:00 PM EDT
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