June 13, 2024

Dean’s Report: 2024

Taking Note of Smith’s Latest Accomplishments

It’s been another outstanding academic year here at the Smith School. We have a lot to be proud of, and we’re getting noticed for it.

Forbes recently introduced its list of the “New Ivies” – the 10 public and 10 private institutions turning out the best students and research, according to a survey of hiring managers. The University of Maryland is on the list, and we’re a big part of the reason why.

“We have truly exceptional students, world-class faculty and innovative programs—and we’re continuously building on these strengths for the future.”

Dean Prabhudev Konana

Our students are smart, driven and highly sought after by employers. Our faculty are prolific researchers and excellent teachers, and we’ve added 18 more this year. Our impressive alumni are more involved than ever. We’ve launched a new Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business. We offer five of the university’s top 10 fastest-growing majors. We have new cross-disciplinary programs with other UMD colleges and units that are attracting students from all over campus. We’re hosting important events on critical business topics with top industry and government leaders. We’re making big investments in our classrooms and technology to support learning for the future. And we’re delighted to receive big investments from some of our most successful alumni to support all that we’re doing and plan to do.

You can read more about our recent accomplishments in this Dean’s Report. We’re constantly striving to do more as we build for a strong future at Smith.

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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 flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, 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.

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