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Smith School Moves Up in Bloomberg Rankings

By Maryland Today Staff

The Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA program climbed to No. 26 (from 35th in 2018) in Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019–20.

The ranking of the top 30 U.S. programs, which will be highlighted in today’s print issue of the magazine, marks the third consecutive rise for Maryland Smith. It’s based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school.

Maryland Smith ascended across the subcategories: Compensation (32nd from 37th), Learning (6th from 30th), Networking (22nd from 38th) and Entrepreneurship (5th from 16th).

The overall ranking, especially as illustrated through the subcategories, affirms the high value of a Maryland Smith MBA degree, said Associate Dean of Master’s Programs Wendy Moe.

“High-caliber faculty deliver a mix of foundational courses focused on evergreen theories and frameworks, such as in marketing, strategy and finance, and skills courses focused on technical skills,” she said. “Subsequently, our graduates can hit the ground running at their first post-MBA job but also continue to evolve and adapt in a business environment that is not standing still.”

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