On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs.
As part of a multi-disciplinary, international consulting practicum offered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, ten graduate students ventured to Sri Lanka in May 2014 to spend three weeks consulting with small business owners and government agencies.
College Park, Md. – June 11, 2014 – MBA students from the United States, China and Israel pitched their ideas for businesses in China, vying for $2,750 in cash prizes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Peking University in the 2014 China Business Model Competition.
Arab uprisings that started in 2010 will continue to reshape the region, even if political reform does not come quickly, a University of Maryland researcher said April 25, 2014, at the Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C.
For spring break (March 2014), 156 MBA and undergraduate students traveled to Brazil, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and the United Arab Emirates for a variety of study abroad experiences offered by the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Nearly 70 MBA students studied abroad in Europe and Latin America while nearly 90 undergraduates participated in courses in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Pratik Dixit BS ’13 (finance, information systems) could have chosen a glamorous study-abroad locale such as Amsterdam, Dubai or Paris. Instead, he jumped at a 12-day consulting opportunity in rural Nicaragua.
4th Annual Emerging Markets Forum
Negotiating History, Culture and Institutions in Emerging Markets
Friday, April 25, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has awarded two PhD candidates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business $4,000 each to support international business-related research focused on Chile and China.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catharin Dalpino spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on February 26, 2014 as the fifth speaker in the Office of Global Initiative’s six-part series: “Challenges to Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” Her lecture was entitled “Political and Economic Challenges to Doing Business in Southeast Asia” and it focused primarily on Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.