Smith Business Close-Up
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of
Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management,
and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of
the school’s community of business leaders.
Massive Online Open Courses
The digital age has changed education, including making it easier than ever
to make content available to the masses through free online courses. These
Massive Online Open Courses – MOOCs – are a growing trend in education and
University of Maryland is part of the movement.
International Experiences: Thailand
Travel abroad is important for future business leaders because it helps them
better understand the economic landscape of other nations. University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business regularly offers students the
chance to explore other countries and cultures, including four global studies
course this past January.
Benefit Corporations in Maryland
Melissa Carrier talks about the state of Maryland’s benefit corporation
legislation and a recent study by a group of MBAs of how companies in the state
American Airlines and US Airways are said to be ironing out the details of a
merger that would create the world’s largest carrier. What could a deal mean for
the industry, airports and passengers?
Economic Controls and
The global financial crisis has prompted some policymakers around the
world to tighten economic controls, restricting currency and capital,
capping interest rates, and imposing import/export licenses. Governments
should be use caution when manipulating the free flow of currency and
goods – history shows it can lead to an uptick in black market violence.
New Year’s Resolutions for
New year, new career? 2013 could be the year you get that new job, big promotion
or develop as a professional. Set your goals now.
Where to watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public
Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C.,
metropolitan region, including: