About the University of Maryland

About the University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university and the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. Established in 1856, UMD is the original land-grant institution in the state. It is one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the state’s primary center for research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise.

The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the state, the region, the nation and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural and technological strengths with businesses, government and other educational institutions. The University advances knowledge, provides outstanding and innovative instruction and nourishes a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary fields.

Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate degrees along with full-time, part-time MBA and online MBA, Executive MBA, Executive M.S., Ph.D. and Executive Education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community.

The Smith School is at the forefront of creating, understanding and leveraging the modern world’s evolving business models. Our world-class faculty and research centers work to bring game-changing research into the classroom and the boardroom for maximum impact. We immerse our students in complex and evolving marketplaces where critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship are at the core of the enterprise.

Read more about the Robert H. Smith School of Business.


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The AACSB accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB accreditation is internationally known as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

The University of Maryland, College Park, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).


The Robert H. Smith School of Business is top-ranked and internationally recognized. We strive to offer the best support, faculty and resources to our students, and these rankings indicate our level of dedication to the next generation of business leaders.

Smith School

Ranked #1 Faculty Quality in the U.S. by The Economist (2018)

#4 in Research in the World – Financial Times (2021)

#15 in Research in the World – UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2020)

#26 Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek (2019-20)

#44 Best Business Schools in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report (2021)

Online MBA

U.S. News & World Report (2023):

#6 Best Online MBA Programs in Marketing (U.S.)

#8 Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs (U.S.)

#10 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (U.S.)

#11 Best Online General Management MBA Programs (U.S.)

#12 Best Online MBA Programs