This month, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business officially launches the Office of Diversity Initiatives to advance a culture of diversity throughout the Smith community. The office was established to provide advising, programming, coaching and services for students, faculty and staff to ensure inclusion for underrepresented minorities, women, active military and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, international populations, and people with disabilities.
Maryland Smith MBAs can all agree, the people set Smith apart from other MBA programs. On Nov. 14, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the annual one-day event, “Kaleidoscope: Advancing Diversity at Smith,” for prospective MBA students. Prospective students from around the country with a variety of professional backgrounds and cultures visited Van Munching Hall to immerse themselves in a typical day-in-the-life of a Smith student, beginning with a reception dinner.
College Park, Md. October 6, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA program is ranked No. 9 in the United States by the Princeton Review for offering the greatest opportunity for minority students. The ranking is part of the just-published 2007 guide, Best 282 Business Schools, which profiles schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity and career placement services.
Smith students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate International Education Week 2014, a week dedicated to sparking global conversations.
Working professionals must expand their definitions of diversity to include more than just race and gender, U.S. Office of Diversity & Inclusion Director Veronica Villalobos told faculty, staff and students on Oct. 31, 2014, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
12th Annual Minority Banquet Awards
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to welcome Veronica E. Villalobos, Esq., director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for our Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat: "Rising Tide: The New American Workplace."
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ralph J. Tyser Auditorium (Room 1212), Van Munching Hall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 25, 2014) — Business schools nationwide have struggled to close the gender enrollment gap, but the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has found success with new programming options and personalized attention for part-time MBA students in Washington, D.C. Overall, about 45 percent of the 160 students who started evening or weekend programs this month in the nation’s capital are women — far above the industry average of 30 to 35 percent.
The annual “Diversity at Smith” event was held at University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business on November 7, 2009. The main aim of the event was to provide prospective MBA candidates the opportunity to experience the Smith MBA. A large number of potential candidates turned up to benefit from the daylong event, where they could directly interact with Smith Admissions Team, alumni and current students.
Women are starting to catch up to their male counterparts in MBA programs as well as the business community. Getting an MBA is a crucial part in advancing your career to an executive level; especially for women. It is ever so important to inform women of their academic options as more and more women apply and enroll into business schools. Therefore, we have tailored a special event for women that are considering pursuing an MBA degree.
Robert H. Smith School of Business
2303 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742