Top News / February 7, 2024

Smith up to No. 11, Ascends Across Subcategories in US News & World Report’s 2024 Online MBA Rankings

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business moved up among renowned online MBA programs with a No. 11 overall ranking in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs for 2024.

The ranking follows Smith’s No. 12 ranking for 2023. Smith also moved up in three separate subcategories from last year: general management rose to No. 5 from No. 11; MBA in marketing edged up one spot to No. 5; and MBA for veterans increased to No. 9 from No. 10. Smith also placed No. 9 in the MBA-finance category and is No. 14, up from 16th, among non-MBA master's business programs.

These rankings reaffirm the Smith online MBA as “a thriving pathway for sharpening analytical skills, leadership wherewithal and developing high-level communication intelligence,” says Associate Dean of MBA Programs Rosellina Ferraro. “The curriculum focuses on modern, data-centric strategies and skills to create an educational experience with real-world value across the changing business landscape and to better address grand challenges.”

U.S. News rankings are based on factors including student engagement, faculty credentials, expert opinion of the program, student services and available technologies, and overall student excellence.

“We are proud that the Smith School has been recognized for the excellence of our online programs,” said Dean Prabhudev Konana. “We have been doing this for many years and continue to expand our online program offerings to help students develop their skills amid evolving global realignment and technological advancement in business and society.”

Smith’s online MBA, with “courses taught by world-renowned faculty, is rigorous yet flexible in meeting the needs of working professionals,” Ferraro says.

Read more in Maryland Today's UMD’s Online Graduate Programs Jump in U.S. News Rankings and go to Smith’s Online MBA website for more information about the 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.

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