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.
Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business take dozens of courses in business, but there is usually ‘that one class’ that stands out as a game changer, making a profound and lasting impact. We asked our students and alumni via Facebook to tell us about their favorite courses at Smith.
In keeping with the College of Behavior and Social Sciences’ focus on interdisciplinary research and activity, its partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to launch the Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC) has generated new ideas and information at the intersection of theory, policy and practice that serves as a resource for business leaders, policymakers and practitioners.
Chinese expatriate Stella Liu, MS ’13, had the full support of her parents when she arrived in the United States to study business at the Smith School. “My parents seldom hinder my decisions,” she said. “There was no one standing in my way.” That is not always the case in Asian cultures, where obligations to the family, community and country can take priority over individual preferences. “Some kids have their future planned or guided by their parents,” said Liu, a financial analyst at GroupM in New York.
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.