For the third straight year, the Financial Times ranks the executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business as a top 10 program among U.S. schools.
Financial Times editors base their rankings on 16 criteria, including alumni salaries and the percentage of salary increase after graduation. Evaluators also consider faculty qualifications, student work experience, diversity and international focus.
The Smith School’s No. 10 ranking for 2017 among U.S.-only programs (those which are not joint international programs), follows 10th- and 7th-place rankings in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Globally, Smith is No. 52, up from No. 54 last year.
Smith School Dean Alexander J. Triantis, in an email, thanked executive MBA faculty and staff for “their hard work, dedication and commitment to the program.”
He also credited Smith’s EMBA alumni: “They are actively involved in shaping and improving the program for current and future students and are enthusiastic brand ambassadors for the program.”
View the full rankings report here: rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2017.
For more information about the Smith executive MBA program, go to www.rhsmith.umd.edu/emba.