Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse. Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those corporate executives on the hot seat trying to navigate the rocky waters of a mid-crisis press conference in this year’
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The University of Maryland’s top-ranked Smith School welcomes graduating seniors to Masters @ Smith, an open house for the Smith School’s Master of Science (MS) in Business programs. Join us on March 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to:
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.