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Dec 15, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

It's well known that women are underrepresented in the technology sector. They won't be for long, predicts Liz Sara, chair of the Board of Advisors for the Smith School's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. The number of women entrepreneurs across the globe is set to explode, she says. And there are three key reasons why. Read more...

Dec 15, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

How well could your organization handle a surprise vacancy in the C-suite? Perhaps not very well at all. A recent global survey from the ManpowerGroup found that 87 percent of organizations "have not identified future leaders to fill critical roles." Why? It's partly because Millennials largely are not interested in working in conventional management structures, says the multinational HR consulting firm. But

Dec 14, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Nov. 28, 2016, students in the Smith Hospitality Business Fellows (HBF) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were honored to host Kimo Kippen, vice president of Global Workforce Initiatives at Hilton.

Dec 14, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Professor Gary Cohen travels to China three times a year to speak to multinational companies. His latest trip, he says in an interview from Shanghai, has been a bit different. That’s because across China, in his meetings with leaders of global companies, all anyone wants to talk about is President-elect Donald Trump. "I'm hearing it every day from executives in China: 'What’s going to happen?' " says

Dec 14, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The QUEST Honors Program is one of the most prestigious and rigorous honors programs at the University of Maryland. It brings together the most talented students from the Smith School of Business, the Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences in order to provide a hands-on, multidisciplinary experience that focuses on process improvement, quality management, and system design.

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