Management & Organization

Smith is Rated #1 by Management Consulting Industry Recruiters in Latest Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Survey

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.

Senator Paul Sarbanes Talks Ethics with Graduating MBA Students

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.

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 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team Wins Regional Competitio

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.

The World Bank's Chief Economist for South Asia To Speak at Smith

The World Bank/Robert H. Smith School of Business Management & Leadership Forum Presents:

Eight Sizes Fit All: The Challenges of Public and PrivateDelivery of Services in the Global Marketplace

Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist forthe World Bank's South Asia Region

Friday, March 5, 2004, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Reception to Follow

Howard Frank Auditorium

Seniors Present Plans to Corporate Sponsors at 9th Annual QUEST Practicum

he Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Program held its 9th Annual QUEST Practicum Presentations on Friday, December 5, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Inside Van Munching Hall, clusters of purple and white balloons with a silver star on top decorated the lobby, while outside, the Washington, D.C. area enjoyed its first snowfall of the season.

Smith Community Discusses Current Trends in the Consulting Industry at Fifth Annual Consulting Forum

The consulting industry is changing. That's what more than 100 students, alumni, and corporate friends heard from keynote speakers and panelists at the Smith School's Fifth Annual Consulting Forum, Nov. 7, 2003. The event is organized and sponsored by students in the Smith MBA Consulting Club.

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