Maryland Smith To Host ‘Being Black’ Speaker Series

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will celebrate Black History Month 2019 with a series of events featuring African American business leaders and entrepreneurs. Each week in February, Victor Mullins, Maryland Smith’s associate dean of undergraduate programs and Chief Diversity Officer, will sit down with featured guests to talk about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced and their advice on making it in the business world.

UMD-Smith Launches Office of Diversity Initiatives

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.

Prospective MBAs Attend Annual Kaleidoscope Event

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.

Princeton Review Ranks Smith School in Top 10 for Minority Students

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.

Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat, Oct 31

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

UMD’s Smith School Closes MBA Gender Gap in D.C.

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.

Smith School Holds Annual Diversity Event

diversity1The 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.


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