College Park, Md. – October 26, 2009 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the winners of its third annual Mergers & Acquisitions Competition, held October 22-23. The event, organized by Smith’s MBA Finance Association, challenged 10 teams of MBA students from leading business schools to craft and present M&A pitches to a panel of executive and faculty judges. The student team from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University won the $5,000 first prize.
Robert H. Smith School of Business Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam joined Seth Goldman, CEO and founder of Honest Tea, as guests on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM, Wednesday, Oct. 21. The conversation focused on business ethics and the bottom line and the questions many have raised regarding the business world’s moral compass in the wake of last year’s collapse.
The trend of businesses going online forming more and more services is nothing new, but the number of online marketplace is increasing at a rapid pace, even in the current economic downturn. These marketplace Websites can help businesses accomplish tasks as varied as outsourcing work, recruiting employees, finding service providers and buying supplies. Although this trend has pre-bubble origins, the current recession has seen an increase in marketplace sites that power these marketplace and increased business adoption.
College Park, Md. – October 19, 2009 – The Executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business places No. 21 among EMBA programs in the United States in the 2009Financial Times executive education rankings, published today. In addition, the Smith School was ranked No. 50 in the world and No. 9 globally for faculty research, an area of strength for which the school is consistently recognized as a leader.
Much of advertising is visual—TV commercials, print and Web site ads, billboards. So what draws consumer attention—when they’re shopping, Web surfing or just out on the town? Does that attention-grabber build or destroy brand value?