Finance

FDIC Chairman Powell Inspires Smith Students

On Wednesday, April 28, the Smith School proudly welcomed Donald E. Powell, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), to deliver an address to its business students.

Chairman Powell's speech, "Leadership, Ethics, and the Free Market," captivated the audience of Smith undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral finance students. Powell defined leadership with five common threads: a sense of purpose, good relationships, self-discipline, competitiveness, and passion.

Smith's Groundbreaking MBA Venture Capital Course Named Outstanding Entrepreneurship Course of the Year

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has won the 2003 national Outstanding Entrepreneurship Course of the Year award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) for its groundbreaking course in which MBA students work with the $20-million New Markets Growth Fund (NMGF). The course, New Markets Growth Fund Practicum, was unanimously selected as the winner at the 18th Annual USASBE Annual Conference in Dallas on Jan. 18, 2004.

Smith Undergrads Experience Barron’s Roundtable

For the past six years, undergraduate students from adjunct professor Joe Rinaldi’s Futures, Options and Derivatives class at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have attended the Barron’s Roundtable to meet some of the top investors in the country. This year, four students, led by Rinaldi, attended the conference titled “The Art Of Successful Investing” on Oct. 22, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

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