The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is tied for No. 24 in the newly released Americas 2018 Top 25 Business School Rankings from Financial Times. The report, which scores schools throughout North and South America, combines full-time MBA, executive MBA and executive education data. The Financial Times ranks Maryland Smith’s full-time MBA program No. 27 and its executive MBA program No. 23 in the Americas.
The combined ranking “reflects both quality and breadth of each program,” Financial Times reporter Jonathan Moules writes in his overview. "The winners are those that follow the business rules that it always helps to be alert to changes in a market and adapt to the inevitable shifts in consumer tastes.”
The Financial Times published its first Americas Top 25 list in 2017, and Maryland Smith is one of five new entrants in 2018. “This has been a bumper year for applications at many Canadian business schools," Moules writes. "However, only three make it onto our Americas ranking and none has moved up the order on this year’s list. It is notable that all the new entries on this year’s Americas ranking list are U.S. schools.”