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Smith Business Close-Up

Aug 05, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Digital intelligence, the ability to understand and make use of the power of information technology to one’s advantage, is becoming a critical skill for survival and success in today’s economy. Information technology (IT) can make or break any type of organization – large or small. Most companies are just beginning to figure out how to integrate IT, and they’re hiring CEOs and top executives based on ability to navigate the digital future facing their industries.

Jul 08, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:30 a.m. 

As Generation Y enters the workforce, they are stirring things up and challenging the corporate culture. What power do these changemakers really have and how can you harness it?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Melissa Carrier talks about the emergence of internal changemakers in organizations.

Jun 24, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Companies must make an early move to either adopt a new business model, or morph the existing model to take advantage of disruptive innovation – or suffer the same death of one-time industry leaders Kodak, Blockbuster and Borders.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Henry Lucas talks how and why innovative technology can threaten the survival of many companies today.

Jun 10, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

With digital communications, writing skills for executives are more important than ever. How can you be sure you’re staying professional while getting your point across?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Ken White talks about writing for executives.

May 27, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Having a global perspective is critical to leading in today’s business world. At the Smith School, students take part in international experiences abroad and at home to shape their view of the world and give them the practical preparation needed to excel and lead.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Kislaya Prasad talks about the impact international experiences can have on perspective and

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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.

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