News at Smith

Aug 26, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Gabrielle Kuey, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as a senior associate intern at PWC in New York, NY.

Aug 25, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Hiring someone in the service industry? You’re likely focused on finding a competent provider with a successful track record, and it’s unlikely you’ll make extra time to seek character references. This setup stacks the odds against an upstart who wants the opportunity, but has no history of successful deals. But new Smith School research suggests ways to win as an underdog in the service industry — and in a presidential

Aug 24, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Investors fed up with a market “rigged” in favor of high-frequency traders, who use sophisticated software and algorithms to trade in and out of stocks in milliseconds, now have a place of their own, the Investor’s Exchange (IEX) Group. It went live on Aug. 19, 2016, as an alternative to NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and other SEC-approved exchanges. Proponents of the new exchange say their “speed bump” model, based on a 35

Aug 23, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Executives at pharmaceutical company Mylan have come under attack for giving themselves raises while boosting the price of a lifesaving injection device by more than 400 percent over the past nine years. Smith School finance professor David Kass compares the situation to a 2015 scandal, when hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli raised the price of the AIDS drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750

Aug 19, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Andres Gonzalez, MBA Candidate 2017, lets us in on what it's like to work as an intern at Laureate Education in Baltimore, MD.

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