When Everything Went Online, Smith Was Ready

Online MBAs laud the program’s collaboration tools and ‘rich interactions’ Back in March, when schools and universities closed their doors and shifted learning online, there were skeptics. How could students learn effectively from laptops? What about those essential interactions between students and instructors? What about student collaboration and teamwork? Actually, all of that is available with a well-executed online program. And no one knows that better than Maryland Smith’s Online MBA students.

Maryland Smith Welcomes UMD President Pines

Darryll J. Pines officially takes the helm of the state of Maryland’s flagship university on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, becoming the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park, and continuing a career of leadership and excellence. At the Robert H. Smith School of Business, his appointment to the university’s top job, back in February 2020, was met with cheers. Understandably – Pines previously served as dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the Smith School and the Clark School have a long, strong history of partnership.

Maryland Smith Grads Among Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest Online MBAs

Leland Nislow and Vi Zenone Credit Maryland Smith’s Online Learning Community, Infrastructure New Maryland Smith graduates Leland Nislow and Vi Zenone are featured by Poets & Quants in its recently published “Best and Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2020.”

Maryland Smith Bids Farewell to President Loh

When appointed as the University of Maryland president in 2010, Wallace Loh inspired the greater Maryland community with his challenge to “Lead Fearlessly.” Now, 10 years later, Loh is stepping down as president and entrusting future generations of Terps to continue the work he began.


For the hundreds of students poised to graduate this spring from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, commencement day is nearly here. And while the event will be virtual, our pride in and excitement for these graduates is very real.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Very rapidly, the virus has been detected in numerous countries including the United States.

Pines Named Next UMD President

USM Ends Search, Calling Clark School Dean ‘Precisely the Right Person’ for Role By Maryland Today Staff  The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents yesterday appointed Darryll J. Pines, dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, as the 34th president of the University of Maryland, effective July 1.

Maryland Smith Management Researchers Among Tops in U.S.

With 65 publications over the past five years in elite management journals, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is fifth among U.S. business schools in the latest Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings (TAMUGA) of Management Department Research Productivity.

Maryland Smith’s Online MBA Program Ranks Among Top 10

The Online MBA Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 10 in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Online MBA Programs, published today.

International Education Week 2019 at the Smith School

Santiago Luna, coordinator for the Center for Global Business writes about International Education Week 2019.

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