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Financial Times Ranks UMD Smith School No. 24

Jan 28, 2013
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College Park, Md. – January 28, 2013 – The MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 24 in the United States in the Financial Times MBA 2013 rankings, published today. The influential rankings place Smith No. 17 in the world for its PhD program, and No. 15 in the world for research, the seventh consecutive year in the top 15. The Smith School’s MBA program also comes in as the No. 7 program among public business schools in the United States in the Financial Times ranking. The program ranked No. 50 in the world.

The Smith School has consistently been recognized for the strength of its faculty, with BloombergBusinessWeek’s most recent ranking recognizing Smith as No. 2 for teaching. The rankings also placed Smith No. 2 for career services and student satisfaction, No. 4 for ethics, and No. 24 overall among U.S. MBA programs.

The Financial Times rankings are compiled from two surveys – one for the business schools and the other for the MBA class of 2009. The surveys take into account information including salaries earned by alumni and percentage increase after earning the MBA, career progress, and a program’s student body and faculty demographics. The research rating is calculated by number of faculty publications in 45 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is presently employed and adjustment is made for faculty size.

The complete rankings 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.