College Park, Md. - March 11, 2008 - Firms in the United States value IT professionals MBA degrees much more than IT experience, according to new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. An IT professional with an MBA degree earns 46 percent more than a counterpart with only a bachelors degree and 37 percent more than one with any other masters degree, according to the study, published in this months Management Science journal.
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
College Park, Md. - January 28, 2008 - New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business finds that consumers save billions of dollars annually by buying goods through the online auction site eBay more than $7 billion in 2003, according to researchers. The study marks the first time this benefit to the overall economy has been quantified. The flip side of these benefits, however, is that sellers are leaving billions on the table that they could have charged buyers by setting higher prices.
Michael Fu, professor of management science, and Lawrence Bodin, professor emeritus of management science, have been named as fellows for 2008 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). This singular honor, awarded to about 2 percent of the organizations 11,000 members, has now been held by six members of the Smith Schools decision and information technologies department. In addition to Fu and Bodin, Saul Gass, professor emeritus of management science; Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science; Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Chair in Management Science; and Dean Howard Frank are past INFORMS fellows.
College Park, Md. Sept. 13, 2007 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced 16 outstanding faculty members have joined the school from leading universities to start the 2007-2008 academic year.
College Park, MD July 27, 2007 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that Arjang Assad has been appointed Deans Professor for Extraordinary Service. Assad is the first member of the Smith School to be honored with this title.
For more than 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Krowe Teaching Award committee, comprised of faculty Smith School faculty members Galit Shmueli, Charley Olson, Mary Harms, and Jeff Kudisch, has announced the following winners and finalists for the 2006-2007 Krowe Teaching Awards and the Legg Mason Award. Nominations were received from students, alumni, deans, department chairs, directors and administrators.
College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.
College Park, Md. December 4, 2006 For smokers who count kicking the habit as their top 2007 New Years resolution, going online might offer the key to success, according to new research released today from the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Japanese and American business people met at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on November 20 to discuss IT trends and investment opportunities in Japan. The luncheon was part of the State of Maryland's sister state program with the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. Kanagawa is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Honshū, Japan. The capital is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Officials from both governments attended the luncheon.
The Smith School is pleased to announce the Top 15 % Teaching Award recipients for 2005-06. The Top 15% Teaching Awards are based on faculty performance during the previous academic year, consisting of fall semester, winter semester, spring semester, and summer semester sessions I and II, in that order.