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Smith Ranks 20th in Social Impact in Net Impact’s “Business as UNusual” Rankings
According to Net Impact’s recently released 2014 “Business as UNusual” rankings, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ranks 20th in Social Impact and 30th in Sustainability among MBA programs.

First MBA Impact Fellows Wraps Up
The Center for Social Value Creation partnered with the Office of Career Services to launch the first ever MBA Impact Fellows program this summer. The first cohort included four MBA students who worked in a variety of impact sectors, including international development, impact investing, and alternative energy, and took on roles in finance, operations, human capital management, and development. Their pay was supplemented by the Smith School to be par with competitive MBA intern wages. 

Facilitating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka, International Student Consulting
Through a collaboration between the Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER), the office of Global Initiatives (OGI), and the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC), ten graduate students ventured to Sri Lanka in May 2014 to spend three weeks consulting with small business owners and government agencies. Teams composed of MBA, MPP, and MSIS students worked on high impact projects with key stakeholders in the local communities.