At a glance: Who we are, what we do, how we rank
The Smith School
- One of 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.
How we rank
- No. 2 Master of Finance, U.S. (Financial Times, 2018)
- No. 7 Executive MBA, U.S. (The Economist, 2018)
- No. 8 Online MBA, U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
- No. 9 Full-Time MBA Student Satisfaction, U.S. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2016)
- No. 11 PhD Program, World (Financial Times, 2014)
- No. 15 Part-Time MBA, U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
- No. 16 Research, World (Financial Times, 2018)
- No. 17 Full-Time MBA, U.S. (THE/Wall Street Journal, 2018)
- No. 21 Undergraduate Program, U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
- No. 24 Americas 2018 Top 25 Business School Rankings (Financial Times, 2018)
Our academic departments
- Accounting and Information Assurance
- Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
- Logistics, Business and Public Policy (includes Supply Chain Management)
- Management and Organization
Faculty: 170 full-time, 30 part-time
Staff: 250 full-time
Students: 38% out-of-state, 52% in-state; from 33 states, 99 countries
- 2,980 undergraduate students
- 175 full-time MBA students
- 550 part-time MBA students
- 350 online MBA students
- 900 specialty master's students
- 90 PhD candidates
- 145 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
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Campbell Soup Company
- Computer Sciences Corporation
- Constellation Energy
- Lockheed Martin
Top industries for our new graduates
- Financial services
- General management
- Financial services
- Supply chain management
- 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.