Management & Organization
The Robert H. Smith School of Business kicks off an exciting new year in 2005, with the start of its fourth Executive MBA class in College Park, new Executive MBA programs in China and a host of campus activities planned for the spring semester.
Showcasing their business savvy for more than a dozen high-powered companies, 74 freshman College Park Scholars (CPS) students studied and made strategic recommendations for real-world companies. Each team illustrated its recommended strategy on a display board, which was evaluated by a team of judges, including a representative from the company.
The M.B.A. program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business was ranked #1 by management consulting industry recruiters in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Guide to Business Schools, published September 22. The survey also shows the Smith School is the #3 pick of corporate recruiters in the technology, telecommunications and Internet industry. Corporate recruiters from all industries rated Smith the worlds #7 school for information technology and the #10 school for entrepreneurship.
James R. Novick, president of Allegis Group Services, was the keynote speaker at the forum.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new PhD candidates in fall 2004, bringing the total number of students in the doctoral program to 115. This years students come to Smith from the United States as well as India, Turkey, China, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan.
The Smith School's thought leaders, under the helm of Stephen Loeb, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, just wrapped up their annual MBA experiential ethics course with a field trip to prison to meet inmates convicted of white-collar crimes. On Friday, May 7, just days after the prison visits, almost two hundred second-year MBA students listened even more intently as Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland) spoke about business ethics, corporate governance, and the progress made since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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.
Twenty-six undergraduate business students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE-UMCP) organization, a newly recognized student organization on campus, recently earned the title of Regional Champion. "In just one semester, SIFE-UMCP has proven itself to be a tremendously focused and passionate team of students who have worked very effectively together to promote business learning and access to business education both in our community and on campus," says Patricia Cleveland, assistant dean of undergraduate studies at Smith.