In the first decade of its existence, the Robert H. Smith School of Business quadrupled in size and switched names twice. Today, the school has found a strong name and a good size and upholds a number of academic strengths, including supply chain management, entrepreneurship and information systems (in fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked the information systems program No. 6 in 2008). Smith operates a number of master's degrees and joint master's degrees, including full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs, MS programs in finance and accounting, and the following dual degrees: MBA/JD, MBA/MS in finance or business, MBA/MPP and MPA/MSW.
Based around the school's foundation of 'globalization, entrepreneurship, and technology,' the MBA curriculum is composed of a traditional core supplemented by classes selected from a menu of required areas. Students can choose electives from areas such as finance, e-service and electronic commerce, or enroll in classes at local schools that are members of the Washington, D.C. Consortium.
The D.C. Consortium also reinforces Smith's ties to Washington, D.C., and the school attracts many Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area recruiters. Outside the area, the school's reputation in technology-related business also opens doors for graduates.