Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

University of Maryland Ranks No. 16 in the World for Business, Economics Faculty and Research

College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty and quality of research in business and economics in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social sciences, which includes business and economics.

Smith School's 10th Annual CIO Forum Features Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Chief information officers and business professionals from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the use of the Internet and how it affects different businesses at the 10th Annual CIO Forum sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This was the first time the forum was held at the school’s Washington campus. More than 200 people were in attendance.

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty Members

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
  • Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France


Smith School Undergraduate IT Program Listed Among U.S. Top 10 TechRepublic Special Report Cites Student Preparedness for Leadership Roles

The Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate information technology (IT) program was listed among the U.S. Top 10 in a special report released by the business technology news network TechRepublic on Nov. 3, 2008. The school was cited as among the nation’s best for students seeking leadership and managerial roles in the IT field, as well as for recruiters seeking the best talent.

According to Jason Hiner, editor-in-chief of TechRepublic, in the introduction to the report, “A degree from one of these 10 programs will provide a great foundation for a successful IT career.”

Smith School Makes Significant Contributions at Informs 2008 Annual Meeting

College Park, MD – October 13, 2008 – This year’s annual conference from the Institute for Operations Research and The Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), is significantly influenced by contributions from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith School to Co-sponsor Fifth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity on May 29

The information revolution has not only introduced new technologies, but has changed the way business is conducted. Economic transactions increasingly take place via digital electronic activities focused primarily on the interconnectivity obtained via the Internet. A critical part of this interconnectivity is the way organizations have integrated their accounting and financial management systems with Internet–based applications. The importance of the Internet to private and public organizations is well known.

University of Maryland Business School Wraps Educational Mission into New Documentary

College Park, Md. - April 18, 2008 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is bringing technology themes from its leading programs and research to students and general audiences with a new documentary, now airing nationwide on public television stations. Smith will freely share the program - which explores information technology-enabled transformations - with schools and educators to help teach how firms, markets and industries are rapidly evolving with technological innovations. The Transformation Age: Surviving a Technology Revolution with Robert X.

Smith MBA Students Take Top Honors at Supply Chain and Logistics Competitions

Smith’s newly elected MBA Supply Chain Club (SCC) leaders are entering office with not one but two major victories under their belts. Two teams of first- and second-year MBA students placed first and second at the FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition and Purdue University's Global Supply Chain Case Competition, respectively. Teams were sponsored by Smith’s logistics, business, and public policy department and faculty representative Hugh Turner, Tyser Teaching Fellow.


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