Quick Facts

Who We Are, What We Do

Maryland Smith

  • A premier, global business school.
  • The flagship home of business education in Maryland.
  • A recognized leader in education and research.
  • With a rich mix of innovative programs.
  • Serving students, employers, alumni, business, government, nonprofits.

Where We Are

  • Campuses: In Maryland, in College Park, Baltimore and Rockville; in Washington, D.C., and in Beijing, China.
  • 10 minutes from Washington, D.C., the seat of the U.S. government and home to international consulting firms, global advocacy and nonprofit firms, financial institutions, hospitality headquarters and technology businesses. There’s no better place to be.

What Distinguishes Us

  • Our analytics-focused curriculum;
  • Our world-renowned faculty; and
  • Our thriving and diverse community.

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: 177 faculty members

Staff: 221 staffers

Students: 47% out-of-state, 53% in-state; from 38 states, 86 countries

  • 2,898 undergraduate students
  • 139 full-time MBA students
  • 492 part-time MBA students
  • 345 online MBA students
  • 764 specialty master's students
  • 80 PhD candidates
  • 39 executive MBA students

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

Our Notable Alumni

  • Robert H. Smith ’50, prolific real estate developer and the visionary behind the interconnected underground Crystal City complex in Arlington, Va. The namesake of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • 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, former chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers
  • William Mayer ’66, MBA ’67, founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners and former CEO of First Boston Corporation, now Credit Suisse
  • Gary Williams '68, Former Head Coach of University of Maryland Men's Basketball
  • Robert "Bob" Basham ’70, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse
  • Michael J. Ward '72, former chairman, president and CEO of CSX Corporation
  • Eric Billings ’77Chairman/Founder of FBR Capital Markets, Chairman and CEO of Arlington Asset Investment Corp
  • Carly Fiorina, MBA '80, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Rob McGovern '83, founder of CareerBuilder.com
  • Brenda Freeman, ’87, MBA ’91, CEO of Arteza
  • Andrea Brody ’87, CMO at Riskonnect
  • Richard Dickson ’90, president/COO of Mattel
  • Beatriz Perez '91, SVP, chief communications, public affairs, sustainability and marketing assets officer at Coca-Cola
  • Marguerita M. Cheng ’93, founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth
  • Lisa Anders, MBA ’95, vice president of business development at MCN Build
  • Kristen Welch ’90, MBA ’96, Chief Financial Officer at Illustrative Mathematics
  • Kevin Plank '96, founder and executive chairman of Under Armour
  • Roy Schwartz '98, MBA '01, Axios co-founder
  • Jigar Shah, MBA ’01, President and Co-Founder of Generate Capital, founder and former CEO of SunEdison
  • David Quattrone, MBA ’05, co-founder and CTO of Cvent Inc.
  • Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09, global diversity and inclusion lead at Google AI
  • Donna Blackman, MBA ’10, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer for K12

Our Top Recruiting Partners


  • Deloitte
  • Citi
  • IBM
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Amazon.com
  • PepsiCo

Specialty Master’s

  • PwC
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Capital One
  • Amazon Web Services


  • Accenture
  • Capital One
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PwC

Top Industries for Our New Graduates


  • Technology
  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Packaged Goods

Specialty Master’s

  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Consulting


  • Professional Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Consulting

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.
  • 1999: Leo Van Munching Jr. ’50 donates $6 million to help finance the expansion and renovation of Van Munching Hall, which will give Smith the most advanced information technology infrastructure and learning environment in the nation.
  • 1999: The Smith School launches a Baltimore-based, part-time evening MBA program
  • 2000: The Smith School launches a part-time, evening MBA program in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003: The 18-month executive MBA (EMBA) program is launched.
  • 2005: Smith launches the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS).
  • 2005: Smith launches its Undergraduate Fellows Program.
  • 2006: In response to a critical shortage of auditors after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Smith launches its Master of Business in Accounting program. It will become the first of several new MS programs.
  • 2006: A $1.4 million grant from the Department of Education allows the Smith School to launch the Center for International Business Education and Research. It would later be called the Center for Global Business.
  • 2009: The Smith School launches the Center for Social Value Creation
  • 2009: The Center for Financial Policy is launched.
  • 2010: The Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change is launched.
  • 2013: The school’s first online degree program, the online MBA, is launched
Robert H. Smith School of Business
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University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742