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Smith Business Close-Up

Apr 07, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

The digital age has changed education, including making it easier than ever to make content available to the masses through free online courses. These Massive Online Open Courses – MOOCs – are a growing trend in education and University of Maryland is part of the movement.

Mar 29, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 24, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

Travel abroad is important for future business leaders because it helps them better understand the economic landscape of other nations. University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business regularly offers students the chance to explore other countries and cultures, including four global studies course this past January.

Mar 10, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research
March 7 & 10, 2013

Maryland was the first state in the country to pass legislation allowing the formation of Benefit Corporations and LLCs, which provide companies with legal protection in pursuing “general public good” in addition to profits. Since its introduction in 2010, 10 other states and the District of Columbia have passed similar legislation, and Maryland remains the only state allowing for LLCs in addition to Corporations. But despite its status as a first mover, Maryland is falling behind other state programs in implementing the

Feb 24, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

Feb. 21, 2013; Feb. 24, 2013

American Airlines and US Airways are said to be ironing out the details of a merger that would create the world’s largest carrier. What could a deal mean for the industry, airports and passengers?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Mike Ball talks about the impacts of a mega merger in the airlines industry.

Jan 28, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

The global financial crisis has prompted some policymakers around the world to tighten economic controls, restricting currency and capital, capping interest rates, and imposing import/export licenses. Governments should be use caution when manipulating the free flow of currency and goods – history shows it can lead to an uptick in black market violence.


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.

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