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University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Sep 14, 2012


Information Systems, Supply Chain Management recognized in Top 10

College Park, Md. – September 13, 2012 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ranks No. 21 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published yesterday. The Smith School placed 11th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Logistics programs are listed among the nation’s top 10 and a total of eight areas listed among the nation’s top 25.

The Smith School’s specialty rankings are:

  • No. 6 – Management Information Systems
  • No. 8 – Supply Chain Management/Logistics
  • No. 11 – Quantitative Analysis
  • No. 12 – Entrepreneurship
  • No. 13 – Management
  • No. 15 – Marketing
  • No. 17 – Finance
  • No. 25 – International Business

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based solely on a spring 2012 survey of deans and senior faculty at all undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they are familiar and 40 percent of those surveyed responded. As part of the survey, deans and faculty were asked to nominate the 10 best programs in a number of specialty areas, from which the specialty rankings are derived.

The U.S. News program rankings are published in the “Best College 2013” guide and can be found at


About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.