News & Events

There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School. Use this page to check out our latest news, featured stories and upcoming events for the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department at Smith.

Upcoming Event: Supply Chain Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event held by the Supply Chain Management Society (SCMS), which is an undergraduate student club, and the logistics, business and public policy department to promote the major and foster relations between our students and employers.

Recent News

Apr 16, 2014
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business has expanded its reputation as a research and knowledge hub with top-25 showings in three recent worldwide rankings.

The University of Texas at Dallas, which tracks business school research contributions during five-year cycles, ranks Smith No. 6 in a report updated April 3, 2014. In a separate ranking published March 26, 2014, CEOWORLD magazine puts Smith at...

Apr 10, 2014
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On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit.  This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.

The Summit is hosted by the school’s...

Mar 14, 2014
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Congratulations to the Top Graduating Seniors in each major for 2013-14! We will honor these seniors at our 14th Annual Robert H. Smith School of Business Undergraduate Awards Dinner later this semester.

Dean's Leadership Award: Stephanie Graf

Accounting: Kristen Ballou

Finance: Hrach Kelejian

Information Systems: Miles Dickinson

International Business: Claire Moriarty

Management: Sara Ali

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Mar 12, 2014
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Successful businesses thrive on innovation. It’s the key to a competitive advantage and should be part of every business strategy and strategic vision. 

Discover ways to jumpstart your innovation strategy in 2014 and beyond. Join us for the third annual Smith School Business Summit, presented by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Friday, March 28 at the Marriott North Bethesda. 

The Smith School...

Mar 11, 2014
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Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catharin Dalpino spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on February 26, 2014 as the fifth speaker in the Office of Global Initiative’s six-part series: “Challenges to Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” Her lecture was entitled “Political and Economic Challenges to Doing Business in Southeast Asia” and it focused primarily on Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Dalpino highlighted four main challenges to doing business in the region: political instability; ethnic, religious, and...

Feb 13, 2014
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The PhD program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, is No. 11 in the world and No. 8 in the U.S., according to new rankings by The Financial Times. 

The rankings are based off data collected in 2013 and can be found in the fields of the Global MBA Ranking on the Financial Times business education website

The Smith School's ranking, up from No. 17 last year, marks a 24-...

Feb 03, 2014
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, Tyser Teaching Fellow, lecturer, adjunct, or Ph.D. student) for one of several Krowe Teaching Awards in areas of general excellence. 

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 26 and winners will be...

Jan 29, 2014
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Hot Topic Alert: Jan. 29, 2014

Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to expand on his comments, below, about the executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address, the increase, $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, affects workers under new federal contracts....

Jan 28, 2014
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1.  Be Entertained

Monte Carlo Night

MBA Monte Carlo Night
February 22, 2014
Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.

2. Be Inspired

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Nov 18, 2013
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Gender equity at the top of U.S. companies is falling, partly because female executives aren’t mentoring the next generation of female leaders, according to researchers at the Smith School and Columbia Business School.

Women comprise 13 percent of C-level professionals in chief officer roles for human resources, finance, accounting and others. The figure peaked at 15 percent about four years ago and is even lower in firms with a female CEO, says Cristian Dezso, assistant...

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