Finance

Smith School Hosts First Undergraduate M&A Competition

On Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first annual Undergraduate Mergers and Acquisitions case competition. This event was the idea of finance students John Chukundah, who organized the competition, along with Anna Mayr, president of the student club Finance Banking and Investment Society (FBIS). Elinda Kiss, Tyser Teaching Fellow of finance and faculty advisor to FBIS, and Rachel Loock, Director of Undergraduate Programming in the Office of Career Services, assisted Mayr and Chukundah with resources and the coordination of logistical details. Susan White, distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow of finance, wrote the case that was analyzed by the students.

Chief Risk Officer Lecture Series Features CapitalOne’s Peter Schnall

Peter A. Schnall, chief risk officer and executive vice president at Capital One, spoke at the CRO Lecture Series on Oct. 11, 2011 about "Risk Management in Action: How Risk and Business Managers Drive Strategy and Control Risk" to an enthusiastic group of practitioners and graduate students at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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.

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