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Dec 02, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research
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Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.

Nov 22, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has helped power UMD to sustaining high placements in the 2017 “Best Schools for Entrepreneurship” rankings by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship Magazine.

Nov 21, 2016
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What can a Trump administration do to help startups?What can a Trump administration do to improve the business landscape for startups? Quite a bit, says Liz Sara, chair of the Board of Advisors for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith School. But the No. 1 thing is not cutting the corporate tax rate, reducing onerous federal regulations or...

Nov 01, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research
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Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.

Oct 27, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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This week, the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship launches Ladies First, a concentrated effort to increase the number of women involved in entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 26, 2016
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Following 11 years at the University of Maryland, the Cupid’s Cup entrepreneurship competition will expand its reach to other U.S. campuses starting in March 2017. The first host outside Maryland will be Northwestern University in Chicago, starting a rotation that will give aspiring entrepreneurs around the country greater opportunities to compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes each year.

Oct 18, 2016
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What's next for Twitter? Just a few weeks ago, Twitter had a multitude of potential suitors, with Google, Disney and Salesforce all said to be considering bids to acquire the mainstay social media platform. Then, one by one, the suitors walked away. Liz Sara, chair of the Board of Advisors for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith School, breaks down what Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey...

Oct 12, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland has elected Liz Sara as Chair of its Board of Advisors for the 2016-18 academic years. She becomes the first female chair in its 30-year history. She officially took the helm at the Oct. 5, 2016, board meeting. She will lead the current board of 14 members in advising the Dingman Center’s managing director on initiatives, development and growth strategies. She succeeds prior Chairman Mark Walsh, who currently runs Investment and Innovation for the Small Business Administration....

Oct 07, 2016
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What does the first presidential debate have in common with the famed “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman? They both set a perfect template for a strategic management course. Read more...

Sep 29, 2016
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A nighttime view on Wall Street. There's a sort of perfect storm that's battering initial public offerings this year, with cheap debt, market volatility, alternative capital providers and a more "millennial" entrepreneur all dampening the market for stock debuts. 

U.S. companies completed just 68 IPOs this year, as of mid-September, compared to 135 by the same point in 2015 and well behind 2014’s pace and total of 263...

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