News at Smith


Nov 20, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Here's good news if you're looking for discounts, bad news if you're in the retail industry: Third quarter 2015 was brutal for much of the retail sector. For analysts, the mystery is why few people used the windfall from low gas prices to splurge on themselves or their families. In expectation of such spending, retailers let their inventories rise, a decision some now regret.

Nov 20, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Martin Shkreli became the Internet villain of the fall (some publications used much harsher language) when his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, acquired the rights to Daraprim, which treats a condition called toxoplasmosis — and promptly raised the per-pill price from $13.50 to $750. The move was entirely legal, but a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee is looking into what one senator called "price gouging" in the industry.

Nov 20, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company, scale it up and sell it to investors. Jason Cohen ’96 has done it five times in 15 years.

Nov 19, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Seoungwoo LeeThe INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) has named marketing PhD student Seoungwoo Lee of the University of Marylands Robert H.

Nov 17, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On November 13, 2015, the Smith School's specialty masters students participated in a case competition in Van Munching Hall. The event was hosted by the Office of Career Services in collaboration with lead faculty judge Barney Corwin, Associate Clinical Professor & Senior Fellow, CHIDS.


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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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