News at Smith

Nov 13, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In the Snider Research Scholars program, undergraduate students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will complete a semester-long research project on a topic of their choice. Through this program, scholars will gain marketable research skills, learn from faculty mentors, and create a publication and presentation for the UMD community.

Nov 13, 2015

Nonbank mortgage lender LoanDepot cited "market conditions" for postponing an initial public offering of as much as $540 million of stock. "It begs the question of whether this a rewind to the (2008 subprime mortgage) precrisis period," says Smith School finance professor Cliff Rossi. Read more...

Nov 11, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures

Nov 11, 2015
Community

Today, members of the community at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business express their gratitude to members of our military, past and present, and their families. Approximately 150 current students at the Smith School are active duty military and veterans, and there are thousands of Terps who have served.

Nov 11, 2015

A high IQ can get you a job. "However, a lot of smart people are not successful because they lack soft skills," says Smith School management professor Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services. In a new Investopedia article, Kudisch categorizes and describes five key soft skills that employees need.

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