August 20, 2004

U.S. News Places Smith's Undergraduate Program Among Nation's Best,

The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked among the nations top business schools by U.S. News & World Report in its America's Best Colleges 2005 report, released Friday, August 20. The Smith School, which is ranked #20 overall, also earned top-20 rankings in six specialty categories.

These top specialty rankings are:

  • #7 Management Information Systems
  • #8 Supply Chain Management/Logistics
  • #12 Entrepreneurship
  • #13 Management
  • #15 Production/Operations Management
  • #18 Finance

The U.S. News rankings are based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The rankings are based solely on this survey. Of those who were invited to participate, 46 percent responded. The complete Americas Best Colleges 2005 rankings can be found online. "We're pleased to see the Smith School once again recognized as having the very best undergraduate business program in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region", said Howard Frank, dean of the Smith School. The schools top marks in six specialty areas further illustrate Smiths strengths, and these rankings place us among an elite group of business schools nationwide.

Other Recent Rankings:

Top Entrepreneurial School - Entrepreneur magazine, 2004

  • #1 By Alumni

#18 MBA Program, U.S. -- Financial Times, 2004

  • #1 Value for Money (In Top 25 U.S.)
  • #4 Public B-School (U.S.)
  • #10 N. American Salary Increase
  • #26 Doctoral Rating
  • #27 MBA Program (World)

Graduate Business Specialties - U.S. News & World Report, 2004

  • #7 MIS
  • #13 Supply Chain/Logistics
  • #16 Entrepreneurship
  • #22 Management
  • #17 Part-time MBA Program

#19 MBA Program - The Wall Street Journal, 2003

  • #6 Information Technology
  • #7 Top Public School
  • #8 Top School in the East
  • #9 Small School (500)

#25 MBA Program - Business Week, 2002

  • #7 Faculty Quality by Grads
  • #15 Graduate Poll
  • #21 Intellectual Capital
  • "A" Curriculum, Ethics

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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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