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Maryland Smith Online MBA No. 8 in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Maryland Smith has advanced in the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs.

The new, No. 8 ranking for 2019 is up from No. 9 last year and places Maryland Smith sixth among public schools. It further “reaffirms the program’s reputation, especially in terms of student engagement” – one of five ranking methodology subcategories where Smith has excelled, says Assistant Dean of Online Programs Judy Frels at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

How I Got Here: Online MBA, Fannie Mae And A Baby On The Way

Project manager Chau Hegg, OMBA ’15, knew her Smith School program would be challenging. But she got an extra surprise during the first week of classes. “Right after the opening residency, I came home and discovered I was pregnant,” says Hegg, who also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial engineering. “Suddenly it made sense why I was so hungry when they fed us steak.” She already had three children at home, plus a new job at Fannie Mae in Reston, Va. But the working mother didn’t panic. Instead, she sat down with her husband and figured out a path forward. By the time she graduated in September 2015, she had a 1-year-old daughter and a new position lined up at Fannie Mae managing software testing for a high-profile initiative. “I had kids, but I still kept going,” Hegg says. She shares four keys that have guided her career to this point.

Online MBA Climbs Fast in Rankings

Less than one year after its January 2014 launch, the Online MBA at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has earned a top-five ranking from a national publication. The blended program, which caters to working professionals, debuted at No. 4 in “The Definitive Guide to Online MBAs,” published by Poets & Quants in August 2014.

University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business Launches Online MBA Program

College Park, Md. – June 17, 2013 – The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will offer an online MBA program beginning in January 2014. Designed to accommodate working professionals, the flexible online program allows students to earn an MBA degree largely on their own time with minimal on-campus requirements. The program courses are taught by the same top faculty and adhere to the academic rigor of the Smith School’s other top MBA programs.

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