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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 part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty 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.

Apr 18, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research


Going to Harvard? You might be taught by a Smith School alumnus.

Smith’s PhD program ranks No. 11 in the world (Financial Times, 2014), and the school ranks No. 6 in the world for research (University of Texas, Dallas, 2013).

"My time at Smith taught me how to be both rigorous and collaborative in my research,” said Seth Carnahan, PhD ’13, who was placed at the University of Michigan upon graduating. “These two traits do not often go hand-in-hand in academia, and it is a tribute to Smith’s unique environment that I was able to pick up both of these skills during my time there.”

Carnahan is just one of Smith’s PhD students with an impressive placement. You can find Smith PhDs teaching all across the globe, including at:

  • Michigan State University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Michigan
  • Duke University
  • University of Connecticut
  • George Mason University
  • Indian School of Business
  • Instituto Empressa (Madrid)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Warwick (U.K.)