Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.
Michigan State University CIBER has completed the 2016 Nationwide Benchmarking Report on International Business at Community Colleges following a nationwide benchmarking study. The report utilizes an IBEX (International Business Education Index) score to make benchmarks available for community colleges. The score is calculated based on five pillars: funding, organizational infrastructure, program offerings, investment in faculty and strategic commitment.
Haier Group’s recent $5.4 billion purchase of General Electric’s appliance unit is expected expand the China-based manufacturer’s market share and distribution channels and potentially boost its credibility among U.S. consumers. The move more broadly represents a case study of an emerging marketing company going global, says Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno....
Headlines have been gloomy for Brazil in recent weeks: “Worst Recession Since 1901.” “Rio Olympics Face Deep Cuts.” “Pain to Deepen in 2016.” Even the samba has turned sober for the Carnival that will start on Feb. 5. Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno sees three fronts converging into a perfect storm. Read more......
The Maryland Department of Commerce just launched a new international initiative to boost exporting by Maryland companies and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School is partnering with the agency to help.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business kicked off International Education Week, a joint initiative of the national Departments of State and Education, with a session on Global Competence in Business. The panel discussion featured the expertise of global executives as well as Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary of international and foreign language education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Meeting current customer demands won’t be enough in 2025, keynote speaker Calvin G. Butler Jr. said on Nov. 13, 2015, at the fourth annual Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore.
Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, each MSEC student has the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to understand, educate and develop solutions to social problems in their host countries. Each student begins the nine-credit program with classes in the spring, learning the key skills and context for their travels and work ahead. After that, they’re off to spend two months abroad over the summer on their projects, working closely with each other and the local communities. When they return in the fall, they must complete a follow-up...
A dispute among U.S. and Gulf carriers over international routes might come down to differences in accounting practices, an Emirates Airlines official said Oct. 14, 2015, during a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) forum in College Park, Md.
On Oct. 6, 2015, undergraduates and alumni of the global fellows program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, along with other Terps and local students, joined for a movie screening of ALIVE INSIDE and a discussion on ageing and managing four generations in the workplace. The event was presented in partnership with Helping Our Communities Honor Ageing (HOCHA) and the Alive Inside Foundation.