Quick Facts

At a glance: Who we are, what we do

The Smith School

  • One of the world's premier business schools.
  • Recognized leader in management education and research.
  • Rich mix of innovative programs.
  • Serving students, employers, alumni, business, government, nonprofits.

Where we are

  • Campuses: College Park, Baltimore and Rockville, Md.; Washington, D.C., Beijing, China.
  • At global center of government, corporate and international power.

What distinguishes us

  • World-class faculty and research.
  • Experiential, reality-based learning.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Learning community that is determined, supportive, analytical, inspired.

Our academic departments

  • Accounting and Information Assurance
  • Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
  • Finance
  • Logistics, Business and Public Policy (includes Supply Chain Management) 
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing

Our people

Faculty: 165 full-time, 40 part-time
Staff: 197 full-time
Students: 38% out-of-state, 52% in-state; from 33 states, 99 countries

  • 3,010 undergraduate students
  • 120 full-time MBA students
  • 465 part-time MBA students
  • 335 online MBA students
  • 900 specialty master's students
  • 80 PhD candidates
  • 150 executive MBA students

Alumni: 66,000+ worldwide, 35,000+ alumni in metro D.C.

Our notable alumni

  • Robert H. Smith ’50, University of Maryland’s single greatest benefactor
  • Leo Van Munching '50, former CEO of Heineken, North America
  • Allen J. Krowe '54, former CFO, EVP of IBM; former CFO, Vice-Chairman of Texaco
  • Ed Snider '55, chairman of Comcast-Spectator and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers
  • William Mayer ’66, MBA ’67, chair of Park Avenue Equity Partners and former CEO of First Boston Corporation, now Credit Suisse
  • Michael J. Ward '72, chairman, president and CEO of CSX Corporation
  • Carly Fiorina, MBA '80, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Rob McGovern '83, founder of CareerBuilder.com
  • Beatriz Perez '91, chief sustainability officer at Coca-Cola
  • Kevin Plank '96, founder and CEO of Under Armour

Our top recruiting partners

MBA

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Constellation Energy
  • Deloitte
  • IBM

Undergraduate

  • BB&T
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Top industries for our new graduates

MBA

  • Consulting
  • Financial services
  • General management
  • Marketing

Undergraduate

  • Accounting
  • Financial services
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain management

Our history

  • 1921: Business curriculum launched by Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maryland.
  • 1938: Department becomes College of Commerce.
  • 1942: College renamed College of Business and Public Administration.
  • 1966: Doctoral program established.
  • 1973: College's business administration department becomes College of Business and Management.
  • 1995: College becomes Maryland Business School.
  • 1998: Robert H. Smith, '50, pledges $15 million; school renamed Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Map of Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742