I need more than an MBA. I need an edge.
Proven to be the best executive MBA program in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore region, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business wants to prepare you to lead fearlessly. With classes beginning in January, the Smith EMBA emphasizes personalized executive coaching to hone the leadership skills you need. Rise through the ranks, transition careers, or make a difference in the world — it all starts with a Smith EMBA.
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Hartwick knew little of the world outside El Salvador when she arrived in the United States at the start of a civil war that tore apart her country in the 1980s. She was 17, fresh out of high school and alone in a foreign place. "I had $200 in my pocket, and I didn't know any English," she says. "Needless to say, I experienced culture shock when I got to New York to study."
Conversation mixes with music as the lunch crowd fills Busboys and Poets on a recent weekday. Books by local authors fill store shelves near the entrance. Paintings by local artists cover the walls. On tap is a full lineup of weekend entertainment: A poetry slam on Friday, the DC Funk Parade on Saturday, and a screening of “Served Like a Girl” on Sunday with guests from the documentary about homeless women veterans.
Ryan D. McCarthy, an executive MBA alumnus at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, never thought he would be the chief executive officer of the U.S. Army. But his passion for the military’s mission and his mix of experience in service and industry prepared him to be a natural choice for the job of Secretary of the Army.
Wendy Sanhai, MBA ’09, has dedicated her entire 25+ year professional career to science, global health and public health, keeping the needs of patients as her true north star. Her career has spanned academia, private industry and Department of Health and Human Services. Two years ago, she added yet another title to her already impressive resume after her diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. “It became another part of my life-journey,” Sanhai says, “this time as a patient.”
When Dublin-native Liam Brown, EMBA ’05, travelled to the United States for a friend’s wedding in 1989, he intended to stay only a few days. But an unexpected job opportunity in the hotel business kept him stateside, and he spent the next three decades rising through the ranks at Marriott International. Eventually, he headed back across the pond – as president and managing director of Marriott International’s European division.
Custom, assessment-based executive coaching gives you the edge you need as a successful, dynamic leader.
Our alumni represent Fortune 500 companies, the highest levels of federal and state government, and many successful entrepreneurs.
EMBA Advisory Council
Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.