We will be a world leader in generating new
knowledge in the emerging global economic and business paradigm and providing
thought leadership to students, corporate executives and policy makers, so that
they can be agents of both economic prosperity and transformative social change.
We want to continue to be counted among the top business schools in this country and the
world. We want to be known for superb scholarship, excellent students and
flawless operations, not just among those who know us well, but everyone.
Our Core Values
Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit
Innovation with a purpose brings value, and creating value is at the heart of
the enterprise. At Smith, we value innovation as key to business education in
the modern world.
Integrity and accountability
–Integrity, accountability and
reputation management are essential to free markets and the conduct of global
business, and are cornerstones of the Smith community.
A global view embracing diversity
– The world is
increasingly more interconnected; this requires an understanding of and an
appreciation for cultures and people beyond the school’s walls. At Smith, we
value the rich contribution of people of many backgrounds and perspectives, and
recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity.
Taking Responsibility for the Future
. Smith will be at the forefront of understanding and exploiting the modern
world’s evolving business models. We will increase the strengths of our academic
programs on all fronts and faculty quality across all departments.
Growing Global Citizens
. Tomorrow’s business leaders need to grapple with emerging markets and the
growing integration of the world’s economies. We will immerse our students in
complex and evolving marketplaces where critical thinking, creativity and
entrepreneurship are at the core of the enterprise.
Social Value Creation
. We will lead in the University of Maryland’s efforts to address issues of
environmental sustainability and global citizenship. Smith is committed to
institutionalizing our social impact programs to better prepare students to lead
in a world that needs both economic prosperity and transformative social change.
Leading in the Nation’s Capital
. We will increase our engagement with the vast array of non-profit organizations,
governmental agencies and socially conscious for-profit companies in the
Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. We will be thought leaders in the newly
constituted financial world, and provide education and advice for productive and
effective public/private partnerships.