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Feb 08, 2017

A cannabis plant.Pot may be tantalizing investors, but investing in cannabis companies remains risky. States legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational use have been multiplying. Sales are projected to rise to just under $23 billion by 2020, from $6.7 billion last year. But regulation remains the big uncertainty, Smith School grad Evan Qiu and two co-analysts write in a recent white paper. Read more...

Feb 08, 2017
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business launched a pilot simulation to engage with the global partners of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) (of which the school is an executive board member). This is the first time the Smith School and GBSN are working together on this initiative. The simulation, which began on February 1, 2017, provides an opportunity for students from five universities across the globe to test their skills in a global exercise. Our Terps are excited to participate and

Feb 08, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

When Smith School lecturer Jonathan Aberman thinks about Snap Inc. going public, the image that springs to mind is a queue of airplanes, waiting for takeoff, with the parent of the popular Snapchat photo app first on the tarmac. It's because Snap is the first in a line of so-called unicorns – privately held tech companies with an estimated valuation of $1 billion or more – that are

Feb 07, 2017
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Social Enterprise Symposium (SES), hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is less than a month away, on March 3, 2017. If you’re someone who likes to push the envelope, explore big ideas and wants to create a better world, SES is definitely for you.

Feb 07, 2017
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Full-time MBA students will race yachts, practice wilderness survival and match wits with historical Gettysburg commanders in a new semester-long leadership development program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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