In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with David Kass, who explains why you should resist the impulse to guess where the market is headed.
As their first semester comes to a close, a case competition organized with Northrop Grumman during the final week of MBA orientation is paying dividends for the class of 2017 full-time MBA students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Many first-year MBA students cite the activity as a highlight of their Smith experience and great way to prepare for the rigors of a full-time program and job search.http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/full-time-mba
The proposed DuPont-Dow merger would temporarily combine two of the world’s chemical behemoths, followed by a three-way split. David B. Sicilia, a business historian, puts the development into the context of shifting trends in the chemical industry, and answers the key question: Is this a good idea? Read more ...
"All across the television landscape, viewers are changing how they watch TV," a host of NPR's Morning Edition recently noted. "Instead of taking in episodes of hit shows like 'The Big Bang Theory' once a week, people are stockpiling episodes to watch them later."
The Federal Reserve's anticipated move to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 has economists projecting a matter of time for rates to come back down. But in the near term, Smith School professor Peter Morici says raising the banks’ overnight borrowing rate “has the potential to push up the cost of mortgages, slow jobs creation and curb stock prices but not always.” 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.