Finance

UMD BUSINESS FACULTY AVAILABLE TO EXPLAIN ISSUES SURROUNDING DEBT CEILING DEBATE

MEDIA ALERT: July 28, 2011

UMD BUSINESS FACULTY AVAILABLE TO EXPLAIN ISSUES SURROUNDING DEBT CEILING DEBATE

Finance and economics faculty experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on the federal debt ceiling debate. They can help explain the implications for the global economy should a deal not be reached, and they can provide perspective on why the political fight has been raging in Washington.

Business Lessons Could Hold Clues to How Bin Laden’s Death Will Impact Al Qaeda, Economy

MEDIA ALERT: May 3, 2011

Business Lessons Could Hold Clues to How Bin Laden’s Death Will Impact Al Qaeda, Economy

UMD’s Smith School of Business Experts Offer Insights

With the 10-year U.S. manhunt for Osama Bin Laden ending in the terrorist leader’s death, the world is watching for the impacts. Lessons from business could hold clues to how the loss of the leader might impact the Al Qaeda organization and the global economic climate.

Organizational Effects

Professor Paul Tesluk weighs in on how Bin Laden’s death may affect the Al Qaeda organization.

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.

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