Inaugurated in 1807 and located just outside Washington DC, the University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university. It is home to a vibrant community of more than 41000 students, 1400 faculty and staff and 33000 alumni who are committed to research, entrepreneurship and innovations in professional teamwork.
The University of Maryland’s proud past stretches back to 1856, when the tiny Maryland Agricultural College was carved from part of Charles Benedict Calvert’s plantation along a dirt road now called U.S Route 1. From its start with 34 students, the institution slowly grew to include engineering and the liberal arts, and to add athletics, women and minorities. It survived the Great Fire of 1912, re-emerged as a public college, and boomed following World War II. Today, the university is a national powerhouse in research and academics, even as it embraces its roots as a land-grant institution.
One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland in College Park, the Robert H Smith School of Business is plugged into the business, government, non-profit and professional networks of the Washington, D.C., metropolis. The School was named after alumnus Robert H Smith [Accounting 1950] and is one of world’s premier business schools, recognized as a leader in management education and research.
With a faculty strength of over 200 base, Robert H Smith School of Business offers a rich mix of innovative programmes that are designed to prepare working professionals to hit the ground running in a world economy that is in flux, with technology and global competition accelerating the pace of change. Smith School of Business community of scholars and practitioners is deeply supportive of learning while equipping students to succeed in an often contentious marketplace. Smith School of Business has an alumni base of over 66,000 spread across 99 nationalities.
The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellent teaching, research, and service. The University educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world. The University is committed to being a preeminent national center for research and for graduate education, and the institution of choice for Maryland’s undergraduates of exceptional ability and promise.
Supply Chain Management
A STEM designated specialty Master's degree from Smith School of Business can help GMP students become better prepared for a new and constantly evolving business landscape. The School’s strengths in both academics and research are reflected in its rankings and other accolades. Participants also get the exposure to Graduate Assistantship during their studies that can help them meet their out-of-pocket expenses. It has an FT rank # 24 for graduate programmes and an FT rank # 2 in Finance.