Smith School finance professor Clifford Rossi says fraud allegations against Wells Fargo represent a failure across the board to identify and address a culture that emboldened "employees to elevate wrongdoing and risky activities without fear of retribution." Rather than facing discipline, some employees received bonuses after inflating sales numbers by secretly opening millions of fake accounts for customers
Southwest Airlines eschews online travel agencies. But a trio of U.S. senators is pushing for a forced marriage of sorts between the industries in the name of consumer protection. The lawmakers recently issued a news release urging pressure on airlines to share fares and fees with online travel agencies. Smith School professors Martin Dresner and P.K. Kannan share insights.
A well-known figure on Smith’s finance and accounting team, Lufandia Tong uses her know-how to handle accounts payable with style and flair. For more than 10 years, her positive attitude and smiling face have turned even the most tedious financial tasks into a pleasant experience.
As a Cupid’s Cup winner, Adam VanWagner ’11 knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. Adam spent his days at Smith coaching startups to success, including the 2015 Cupid’s Cup champion, and is now taking his entrepreneurial energy to Amazon.
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Smith Senior Luke Newquist '17 to discuss how he is “embracing his experience” during his Smith Journey. Luke is in the process of earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Luke’s internship experience includes Pleasants Construction, Inc. (2014-2016) and RSM US LLP (2016-present). Upon graduation, Luke will continue into the Finance 4+1 Program, and prepare for the CPA.