Jared Watson was pumping gas at a Costco near Seattle when he read the email that he gotten into the PhD program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “I almost fainted,” he recalls. Watson’s dream of becoming a marketing professor was about to begin. He moved to the East Coast to begin the fall 2013 semester with Smith’s new cohort of 18 PhD students.
Leveraging a unique educational approach that moves beyond classroom lectures, 26 undergraduate business students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are participating in a unique course that yields insights into how real-life companies have turned management strategies into sustained competitive advantages.
Welcome to The Smith Report, a short audio podcast that will help keep you informed about current news and events at the Smith School. The podcast is less than 10 minutes long and is produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.
Smith MBAs take on a variety of challenging internships over the summer to build their skills and make professional connections.
In this issue of the Smith Report, Jessica Galimore, MBA Candidate 2014, tells us about working as a Summer Associate at Deloitte Consulting in Rosslyn, VA.
College Park, Md. – August 12, 2013 – The University of Maryland has appointed Alexander J. Triantis as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Triantis has been with the Smith School for 17 years and is currently a professor of finance. He succeeds G. “Anand” Anandalingam and assumes his new role Sept. 1, 2013.
Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives hosted 75 Chinese MBA students from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing – one of China’s premiere business schools – for two weeks last month in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting.
The two groups were on campus from July 7 to 19 and attended special courses with Smith faculty Rosallina Ferraro, Xiaohui Gao, Brent Goldfarb, Mary Harms, Sunil Mithas, Janet Wagner, Liu
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, MS in business, 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.