Univ. of Maryland's Smith School of Business EMBA Program Ranks No. 15 in the U.S.

Oct 25, 2010, 14:43 ET from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

Financial Times Executive Education Ranking Places Smith School No. 1 in Corporate Strategy Worldwide; No. 9  for Faculty Research, Entrepreneurship

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The executive MBA program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 15 in the United States and No. 36 in world, according to the 2010 Financial Times executive education rankings published today. The influential rankings place the Smith Schools' EMBA No. 1 in the world for corporate strategy and No. 9 globally for entrepreneurship and for faculty research, an area of strength for which the school is consistently recognized as a leader.

"We are proud to be the No. 1 program in the world for corporate strategy – a recognition we've worked hard to achieve since starting our EMBA program less than 10 years ago," said G. "Anand" Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. "We are the highest ranked program in the Baltimore-Washington region, following a previous great ranking by the Wall Street Journal. This ranking is a testament to the strength of our faculty and the real-world leadership development and applied research they bring into the classroom. With our emphasis on action learning and entrepreneurial problem solving, our students emerge as leaders and innovators in their organizations."

Smith's EMBA program was ranked No. 22 in the world by the Wall Street Journal in September 2010, which also ranked Smith No. 15 for how well it imparts management skills to students and No. 16 according to alumni rating. In addition to the EMBA degree program, Smith's top faculty share their expertise through the school's several non-degree programs. Executives can take part in the recently launched miniMBA 2.0 certificate program, which emphasizes practical skills development and professional networking for the increasingly technology- and analysis-focused business environment.

The Financial Times rankings are compiled from two questionnaires – one that focuses on business school and program information, the other that focuses on alumni achievement three years after graduation for the EMBA class of 2007. The corporate strategy and entrepreneurship program rankings are based on the alumni survey. The research ranking is calculated according to the number of faculty publications in 45 international academic and practitioner journals. Points are accrued by the business school at which the author is currently employed and the total is weighted for faculty size.

About the Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research for the global economy. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS in business, PhD, and non-degree executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its programs in learning locations in North America and Asia. More information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business can be found at www.rhsmith.umd.edu.


Carrie Handwerker



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