Smith Business Close-Up: Berkshire Hathaway - Students Headed to Annual Meeting

Conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway is one of the world’s most respected companies, run by legendary investor Warren Buffett. Holders of the New York Stock Exchange’s priciest stock will make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska next week for the company’s annual shareholder meeting – and a group of lucky undergraduates will go along for the ride to learn about the company, its impact on the economy, and hear words of wisdom from the “Oracle of Omaha” himself.

Five Students Win Wikler Case Competition

A group of five students won the 2011 Wikler Case Competition on Friday, April 15, 2011, after weeks of preparing to compete against six other peer groups. The groups argued a case titled, “Valuation of AirThread Connections” to judges earlier in the day. The case, which came from Harvard Business Publishing, involved the acquisition of AirThread Connections, a large regional cellular provider, by American Cable Communications.

Finance Field Day

More than 200 high school juniors and seniors and their teachers from eight Prince George's County public schools gathered at the Smith School on April 15 for Finance Field Day. Finance Field Day activities helped the crowd of mostly African-American and Latino students learn how to position themselves for careers in the fields of accounting or finance. The students were all participants in their high school’s Academy of Finance, a nationally accredited program that prepares students for careers in the financial service industry through coursework and work experience.

New Report: "Knowledge Representation and Information Management for Financial Risk Management"

Sen. Jack Reed Highlights the Smith School and Pew Financial Reform Project at Reception

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Pew Charitable Trusts sponsored a public reception Nov. 29, 2010, marking the establishment of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) and the release of the National Science Foundation Workshop Report, Knowledge Representation and Information Management for Financial Risk Management.

Focus on Risk Management

The Smith School's academic departments and research-focused centers of excellence combine leading scholars and industry veterans who truly understand the importance of risk management. Smith faculty and practitioners explore issues related to how risk impacts financial decisions, supply chains and the broader global economy.

Study Examines Industry Risk Management Practices That Contributed to Housing Crisis

New York, NY (May 26, 2010) – Multiple factors including poor data, incomplete performance metrics, and, short-term focus and unrealistic optimism among senior business managers contributed to the collapse in the US housing and mortgage markets, according to a study released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).


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