News at Smith


Nov 10, 2015

A new creature has joined the entrepreneurial menagerie of gazelles (fast-growing firms), elephants (like Wal-Mart) and mice (corner barbershops). These are the unicorns — privately held startups such as Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat worth more than $1 billion each. With only 141 in existence, unicorns are the rarest creature of all. And Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is worried about their health.

Nov 06, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Venture Acceleration. The award was presented at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Florida, Oct. 29-31.

Nov 05, 2015

Two massive drug companies, New York-based Pfizer and Dublin-based Allergan (maker of Botox), are discussing a merger that could end up being the biggest in a year of blockbuster combinations. The merger also reignites debate over the corporate tax rate in the U.S., given that Pfizer's CEO has made it clear that a chief goal of the plan is to cut Pfizer's tax rate. Smith School finance professor Michael Faulkender

Nov 04, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

For the seventh consecutive year, students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business joined some of Wall Street’s smartest investors for a Barron’s Roundtable.

Nov 04, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Gaming as a customer engagement tool has been around since the invention of dice and playing cards. But Smith School professor Oliver Schlake says people who put Pong and its modern successors in the same leisure category underestimate the power of digital interaction to motivate behavior and drive business results. 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.

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