News at Smith

Aug 17, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A recent tax court overruling of the Internal Revenue Service marks "a big win for all MBA students" — according to a Wall Street Journal source. But Smith School accounting professor Samuel Handwerger says not so fast. "MBA students should not automatically expect the IRS to back off on its scrutiny over tuition deductions," he says. "The case represents the latest in a history of cases where the IRS looks at the MBA

Aug 16, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

As investing icons Carl Icahn, George Soros and Leon Cooperman have exited Apple and its lagging stock, Warren Buffett has reasserted a value-investor approach by upping his stake in the tech giant. SEC filings on Monday revealed Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30 increased its Apple stake by 55 percent, or about $500 million. Smith School professor David Kass shares insights.

Aug 12, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Amelia Dougherty, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as a brand management intern at Hershey's in Hershey, PA.

Aug 11, 2016

Facebook might know more about you than Big Brother, which makes it easy for the social media giant to steer advertisers toward likely customers. But Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest advertising spender, isn’t sure the targeted approach works for all of its household and personal care products. The owner of Crest, Gillette, Downy and other popular brands announced plans this week to move away from narrowly focused ads on

Aug 10, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Foreign firms doing business in India are “entering essentially 29 different countries,” Smith School professor Kislaya Prasad says. That’s because tax systems differ state to state in a market otherwise inherently attractive to foreign investment. But a revamping looms. India’s parliament advanced a goods and services tax on Monday that would reduce the complexity of doing business in India.


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