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Dec 21, 2016
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On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus.

You can watch the entire ceremony online.

Dec 14, 2016
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Professor Gary Cohen travels to China three times a year to speak to multinational companies. His latest trip, he says in an interview from Shanghai, has been a bit different. That’s because across China, in his meetings with leaders of global companies, all anyone wants to talk about is President-elect Donald Trump. "I'm hearing it every day from executives in China: 'What’s going to happen?' " says...

Dec 08, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade and outsourcing might never fully translate to policy, but it can help accelerate a shift that's already begun in global manufacturing, says Smith School professor Sandor Boyson. Already, he says, enterprise globalization is beginning to be redefined by localized, end-to-end production and distribution in a single region where a product is in high...

Dec 07, 2016
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Business leaders with global aspirations can learn cross-border trade strategies in a five-part workshop series from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dec 01, 2016
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A 500-rupee banknote. What's it like when 86 percent of the banknotes in circulation in a country are rendered worthless overnight? That's what India has been finding out. On the evening of Nov. 9, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, by morning, all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes would no longer be legal tender. The controversial move has sparked protests and criticism of a change too sudden and...

Nov 22, 2016
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United Airlines is the latest major U.S. airline to unveil a new price point for budget travelers – basic economy – a flight with so few perks its critics have dubbed it the "misery class." You’ll pay a reduced fare – basic economy is aimed at helping United steal back share from low-cost competitors – but, in exchange, you’ll be the last passengers to board, you’ll agree to whatever automated seat assignment you’...

Nov 11, 2016
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Launched this fall, the University of Maryland Research Data Center (UMDRDC) is the newest facility of the national Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.

Nov 10, 2016
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To what extent will president-elect Donald Trump and Congress deliver on a campaign pledge to rebuild U.S. infrastructure? Smith School professor Peter Morici told BBC News on Wednesday that tightening certain entitlement programs could offset long-term projects like improving the passenger railway system. Trump in his presidential election acceptance speech pledged to fix U.S. inner cities and rebuild highways...

Nov 09, 2016
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Smith School students had the opportunity to take a field trip unlike any other when they visited the Under Armour Distribution Center and Total Distribution Services Inc. (TDSI), a CSX subsidiary, on Oct. 7, 2016.

Nov 01, 2016
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Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.

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