March 30, 2007

U.S.News & World Report Ranks University of Maryland's MBA Programs Among Nations Best

College Park, Md. March 30, 2007 - The part-time MBA program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 11 and its full-time MBA program is ranked No. 25 in the latest edition of U.S.News & World Reports Americas Best Graduate Schools, published today.

U.S. News also ranked the Smith School among the nations best in numerous specialty areas, including its Information Systems program at No. 6. Here is the complete list of Smiths rankings:

  • No. 25 Full-time MBA Program
  • No. 11 Part-time MBA Program
  • No. 6 Information Systems
  • No. 12 Supply Chain/Logistics
  • No. 19 Entrepreneurship
  • No. 22 Management
  • No. 23 Productions/Operations
  • No. 25 Marketing

The U.S.News & World Report rankings follow the Financial Times MBA 2007 rankings, released in January, which place Smiths MBA program No. 17 among all U.S. MBA programs and No. 5 among all U.S. public business schools. The influentialFinancial Times rankings also place Smith No. 5 in the world for research, which is based on the number of faculty research articles published in worlds top academic journals.

The U.S.News & World Report rankings are based on an evaluation of the nations 407 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited masters programs in business. The overall rankings are based on surveys of deans, academic directors, and MBA recruiters; school-reported MBA job placement statistics; and school-reported student data, including GMAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and the proportion of applicants accepted by the school. The specialty rankings are based on ratings by educators at peer schools.

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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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