Sherika Shaw Ekpo, MBA ’09, made her time count at Smith. She was the first in her class to secure an internship offer and the first to secure a job offer, and she did this while working 20 hours a week on campus. She also brought together students from the full-time, part-time and executive programs as president of the Smith Association of Women MBAs. By the time she graduated, she had competing job offers to consider.
The new standard of corporate sustainability goes way beyond recycling and energy efficiency. Today’s business leaders embed social and environmental impact into an organization’s value chain to drive performance and competitive advantage. In order to prepare students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland for the opportunities and challenges of corporate sustainability, the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) hosted its first ever Sustainability Roundtable Lunch & Learn last week.
This past summer, students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were granted a unique opportunity to put their knowledge into practice at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., as part of BMGT364: Managing People and Organizations.
Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, says companies will find ways around the Department of the Treasury's new measures to deter U.S. firms from relocating headquarters to countries with lower tax rates – the basis of a “corporate inversion.” Instead of focusing on this business strategy, he says, U.S. officials should target and lower the corporate tax rate.
It’s time to refresh the photo gallery that hangs in Van Munching Hall, home of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The school’s previous photo contest in 2012 boasted more than 500 entries. Do you have the next winning picture? Winning photos will be displayed in Van Munching Hall and featured in the spring 2015 issue of Smith Business magazine.
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.