The newest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for undergraduate programs are out, with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business No. 13 among U.S. business schools at public institutions.
"We are delighted to be ranked among the best business schools in the nation," says Dean Prabhudev C. Konana. "The rankings reflect the outstanding student profile, thought leadership, experiential learning, career outcomes, and reputation of the school. But we won't rest on our laurels. Looking forward, we have a bold new strategic plan that will further bring exceptional value to our students and stakeholders.”
Smith, ranked 23rd overall, also has five specialties in the top 25 among publics with four of those in the top 25 overall:
- Management: No. 24 overall, No. 16 among publics
- Management Information Systems: No. 8 overall, No. 6 among publics
- Marketing: No. 17 overall, No. 12 among publics
- Supply chain management/logistics: No. 18 overall, No. 15 among publics
- Accounting: No. 50 overall, No. 22 among publics
“I consider it a privilege to work alongside a community of dedicated faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners,” says Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins. “While we celebrate this year’s ranking, we remain steadfast, continuing to expand on this exceptional Smith undergraduate journey. I’m so proud to be a Smith Terp.”
More broadly, UMD climbed a spot to No. 19 among the nation’s top public schools and is No. 55 among all U.S. universities.
The rankings, which many prospective students rely on to narrow their college searches, are based on factors including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, faculty and financial resources, and alumni giving rate.
Read more about Smith’s Undergraduate Program.
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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.