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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a world of uncertainty, logistics firms must predict how many resources will be needed to achieve service objectives. According to the recent development of a statistical uncertainty model by Maryland Smith’s Ilya Ryzhov, predicting such costs is within reach.
When Groupon stormed onto the e-commerce scene in 2008 it sought to bring group buying to the U.S. But unlike in China, it never quite panned out as the company envisioned forcing it to pivot to coupons. Now, new research from Maryland Smith is examining why that happened and how companies can best implement the strategy.
Extreme weather that has increasingly hammered factories, rail lines, ports and highways is expected to intensify as the globe continues to warm. Across industries, leadership teams have awakened to the high degree of financial risk posed by this climate change.
Barring an unusually high bill, most of us pay our utility bills and don’t think much else of it. What many of us don’t know is utility companies, already low margin businesses, need to be highly efficient in reading our utility meters every billing cycle in order to avoid unnecessary costs.
Feeling comfortable enough to speak up and share your ideas and opinions at work is usually a good thing – that’s the environment most organizations should want to encourage. But some managers who solicit input might not give employees who do so enough credit, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Subra Tangirala.
Running into a one-way or no-left-turn street can be pretty frustrating as a driver. It’s an even bigger problem for vehicles responsible for mapping streets as well. But new research from Maryland Smith has a solution.
Imagine a world where your deliveries are always on time and your food is never cold. Restaurants are able to coordinate when to cook orders and apps are able to efficiently assign drivers multiple orders or even ask customers picking up an order if they would be willing to drop off an order with their neighbor on the way back.
Smith Faculty are in the top 2% of the most cited scholars worldwide.
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
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.
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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
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 knows what it means to be a game-changer. He transformed the world of sports apparel when he launched Under Armour in 1996.
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.
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?
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.
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