News at Smith

Apr 01, 2015

Psychology studies show that physically attractive people generally have an advantage. But new research from Smith School professor Marko Pitesa clarifies the mechanism through which attractiveness works as an advantage in one specific scenario -- job interviews. More intriguingly, the research also shows when beauty can work against you. “It’s not always an

Apr 01, 2015

It has become a beloved tradition in just two short years for the MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: the Charity Auction.

Mar 31, 2015

Personal and corporate income tax laws are complex and expensive. The collective cost of tax filing, record keeping and the like is least $170 billion a year, says Smith School professor Peter Morici. In a column today, Morici says other nations more efficiently rely on consumption

Mar 31, 2015

Soon, you won't have to be a multimillionaire VC “angel” to help get a hot new company off the ground: The SEC is allowing ordinary investors to put money into startups. The SEC last week unveiled rules that would allow companies to solicit up to $50 million annually from ordinary as well as wealthy “accredited”

Mar 26, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Organizations of all sizes need more of the entrepreneurial spirit that pervades the University of Maryland, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said March 25, 2015, during CEO@Smith at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “People often think that entrepreneurship is about the little guy, the garage tinkerer -- David going out to battle against Goliath,” Nooyi told a packed auditorium of about 400 faculty, staff and students. “I say 'no'. I think that view of entrepreneurship is incomplete.”


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