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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 25, 2014) — Business schools nationwide have struggled to close the gender enrollment gap, but the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has found success with new programming options and personalized attention for part-time MBA students in Washington, D.C. Overall, about 45 percent of the 160 students who started evening or weekend programs this month in the nation’s capital are women — far above the industry average of 30 to 35 percent.
Unlocking the Potential at the Intersection of Diversity, Risk and Innovation
In this issue of the Smith Report, Chavuanne Wills, MBA Candidate 2015, tells us about working as a summer associate at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C.
Ten undergraduate Smith students accompanied by Smith faculty member, Professor Mary Harms, finished their finals in May and immediately headed to Sydney, Australia for the summer. The program began with an intensive 2-week global marketing course taught by Professor Harms and culminated with 8-week internships at companies such as PwC, Chubb, Otis, Nielsen, 3M, and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
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.