A Silicon Valley startup called the Minerva Project has put traditional colleges and universities on notice. Minerva students live together in rental housing and engage in experiential learning, but they don’t go to lectures or take final exams. “Higher education doesn’t work well anymore,” the system’s founder says. However, an initiative at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that established institutions can adapt and similarly innovate.
ChemChina’s $43 billion bid to take over Swiss seed and pesticide maker Syngenta and similar deals "should be rejected" until “China genuinely opens itself to foreign investment,” says Smith School economist Peter Morici. Syngenta generates about a quarter of its revenue from North America. Read more...
Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.
A feminine care brand sponsoring a football telecast might seem odd. But the Proctor and Gamble Always "Like A Girl" commercial that aired during the 2015 Super Bowl illustrated the crossover potential of advertising’s biggest stage. Smith Marketing professor Hank Boyd looks at 50 years of Super Bowl ads and identifies 10 winning themes.
How does one tactfully communicate in the workplace with a grieving colleague? "The mistake most people make is ignoring it as if it didn’t occur," Joyce E. A. Russell, the Smith School's Senior Associate Dean, tells Mashable. "We are afraid we are going to say the wrong thing or set them off into this tailspin of crying." Read more...
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.