Smith’s Michael Barbalace Among World’s Best & Brightest Online MBAs

Michael Barbalace, an account director at Savills, Inc., represents the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business in Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class Of 2024. His online MBA experience enhanced his remote work and leadership skills.

Smith up to No. 11, Ascends Across Subcategories in US News & World Report’s 2024 Online MBA Rankings

Climbing the ranks, the Smith School makes waves in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, securing the No. 11 spot in the renowned Best Online MBA Programs for 2024. This ascent is accompanied by notable advancements in key categories, with general management and marketing programs now standing at No. 5, while the MBA for veterans program reaches No. 9.

Smith School Students Start Semester and Launch Careers at 2023 Career Events

Palpable optimism and endless opportunity filled the halls of the College Park Marriott Conference Center as undergraduate and graduate students participated in career events at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Hosted by Smith’s Office of Career Services as a two-day affair, the Smith School’s Undergraduate Career Fair and Graduate Career Expo united students, alumni and industry professionals under one roof where they explored employment opportunities and jump-started careers.

UMD Ranked Nation’s No. 1 College for LGBTQ+ Students

The University of Maryland was named the top college in the nation for LGBTQ+ students by  Campus Pride and BestColleges. It leads the list of 2023’s Top 25 LGBTQ+-Friendly Colleges, recognizing educational institutions that foster inclusive and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students. Maryland was No. 1 in 2020 and appeared among the top 25 in 2021 and 2022.

New Faculty Hire Brings Expertise in Contextual Artificial Intelligence to Bolster MS and MBA Programs

University of Maryland's Smith School enhances AI and machine learning curricula, hiring Balaji Padmanabhan as full professor. With 25 years of expertise and a focus on AI ethics and implications, Padmanabhan strengthens programs, including STEM-designated MBAs. His arrival reflects Smith's commitment to AI-driven leadership in business education.

Smith Pair Among Poets & Quants’ Class of 2023 Best and Brightest Online MBAs

McGeady Bushnell and Wing Pokrywka represent the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business among Poets & Quants “Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class Of 2023.” The pair, according to P&Q, are among 52 students from the “world’s top-ranked programs” who excel in criteria including academic performance, classroom contributions and professional achievements.

Maryland Smith Welcomes New Flex MBA, OMBA Students

Maryland Smith welcomed 85 new students into its Flex MBA and Online MBA programs this January. The new students spent a weekend participating in Smith’s opening residency program, Jan. 14-15, at Van Munching Hall in College Park, Md.

Smith School MBA Programs Now STEM-Designated

The Smith School’s MBA programs are now STEM-designated, recognizing the analytical, data-informed nature of the curriculum. The STEM designation acknowledges the value of the degree for those seeking to work in business analytics and technology-driven enterprise.

The OMBA Career Night brings together top employers and talented Smith undergraduate students over exciting career opportunities in operations management and business analytics. 

The event is open to undergraduates with a background in the field.




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Smith Grads Among Poets & Quants’ Class of 2022 Best and Brightest Online MBAs

New Maryland Smith graduates Anthony Duellman and Lynze Hagan are among Poets & Quants “Best & Brightest Online MBAs: Class Of 2022.”

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