UM business school rises to 20th nationally

Maryland Watch

September 07, 1996

Resume polishers, get ready to rub: If you went to business school at the University of Maryland, your alma mater is now ranked 20th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The College of Business and Management jumped this year from 25th place on the influential list of undergraduate programs, past business schools at Arizona State, Emory University, Georgia Tech, the University of Florida and the University of Pittsburgh.

"Of course, we're very, very happy about it," said business school spokeswoman Anne Moultrie. "We've been working the last few years to enhance our undergraduate program."

Several new initiatives probably led to the boost, most of them aimed at getting the school's 2,000 undergraduate business majors more involved with actual business situations.

A new mentor program pairs students with real-life business people, and a new career management service helps match individuals with recruiters and internships.

Also, the school has new programs on workplace issues such as total quality management and cultural diversity training.

Pub Date: 9/07/96

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