Commercial interest in Cuba has risen following the recent reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The move by President Obama ended more than 50 years without diplomatic relations between the countries, and trade delegates are cautiously exploring opportunities in anticipation of relaxed restrictions. But what are the international business prospects in the communist country, really? Two close observers of Cuba discussed the key...
Can you recall the last time you consumed a Hershey’s Kiss, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar? As you enjoyed it, did you stop to consider the achievements and failures of the entrepreneur who made it possible to buy those products?
On August 31, 2015 the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland's Robert H Smith School of business, hosted two business leaders and experts on Hong Kong for a lively lunch discussion with students, professors and local business leaders.
Several dozen MBA students visiting from China this summer toured a factory here in Maryland, participated in a case competition, studied finance, marketing and cross-cultural management, and learned about American baseball while cheering for both the Nationals and the Orioles (although not on the same nights).
Fourteen undergraduate students are in Australia this summer as part of a 10-week program led by Mary Harms, associate clinical professor of marketing. The first two weeks were spent in Melbourne, where the students earned three credits for an upper-level BMGT marketing course. Afterwards, Smith students began working at internships in and around Sydney.
Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. The daylong event, organized by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together business, policy and academic leaders to discuss entrepreneurship in a global marketplace. A U.S. Department of Education grant provided funding....
Teams from top U.S. MBA programs competed to provide the best set of recommendations to the Global Alliance for the Improvement of Nutrition (GAIN) in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business inaugural Emerging Markets Forum Case Competition, held April 10, 2015, at Smith’s Washington, D.C., campus.
Through a highly competitive application process, the Office of Global Initiatives, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for Social Value Creation, collaboratively selected three Smith MBA students, Patrick Gallice, Carlos Cedeno, and Hirokazu Masuoka, to join a consulting team that traveled to the Middle East over Spring Break, 2015.
The Central Tibetan Administration (AKA theTibetan Government-in-exile) aims to create a more self-reliant culture among Tibetan refugees by encouraging its people to become successful entrepreneurs. Spearheading this initiative, the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (TED) orchestrates entrepreneurial incubators, financing support, and inspires youth entrepreneurship. To learn more, come to the ChangeTheWorld.org Symposium on April 21, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., where the CTW Consultants will be presenting their final recommendations....