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Smith Business Close-Up: International Experiences: Thailand

Mar 29, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 24, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

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.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Guillermo Olivos talks about a recent study trip he led to Thailand and what students learn by traveling abroad.

Olivos is assistant director of programming and social entrepreneurship for the Center for Social Value Creation at the Smith School. The center helps to prepare students to tackle global issues and create innovative business solutions. It offers field experiences, coursework, research and career-planning to help students create and enhance organizations by using business skills as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

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.

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:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

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.