PhD Program at Smith

Baltimore/Washington Area

Location matters: Studying business in the center of global change

If you want to connect to the forces that are transforming the way the world does business, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is your gateway.

Located in College Park, Md., eight miles from The White House, The Smith School is plugged into a metroplex that is wired to the circuitry of government, corporate and international power.

The region is rich in unparalleled professional opportunity, smart people and jobs, and diverse cultural and recreational resources.

One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, The Smith School is a short drive or metro ride to the nerve center of leaders and policymakers who shape the national economy and drive the global marketplace.

Our region is a hub of opportunity for networking, experiential learning, internships and jobs.

It is home to federal agencies, corporate headquarters, world-class think tanks, and national and international nonprofits. It is an engine of innovation and explosive growth in digital technology and biosciences.

And it is a popular center for professional conferences and entrepreneur events.

With 30,000 of our 57,000 alumni living in the metroplex that includes Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., our location gives you easy access to the region's largest alumni network of business leaders.

The D.C. metroplex also is a cultural and recreational mecca.

The nation's capital is endowed with museums, national landmarks, parks, restaurants, shops and professional sports teams. The renaissance city of Baltimore and the beaches of coastal Maryland and Virginia are within easy driving distance. And celebrations like the National Cherry Blossom Festival in April, and Independence Day fireworks on the Mall, are stunning reminders of the region's rich heritage and cultural vibrancy.

To learn more about how you can live, learn and thrive in a cultural capital at the center of global change, email masters@rhsmith.umd.edu.