Black Friday in 2015 is increasingly symbolic. “While the day after Thanksgiving still holds special significance in the U.S. retailing industry, retailers are increasingly drawing shoppers to other options in terms of time and venue for deep discounts,” Smith School professor Jie Zhang says. Read more...
Frozen desserts, spicy sauces and burrito-sized sushi rolls added flavor to a food entrepreneurship conference organized by undergraduate students on Nov. 16, 2015, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Executive MBA students took turns in the “Terp Tank,” pitching their businesses to seasoned investors like on TV’s “Shark Tank.” The panel of five investors was impressed with the business ideas from the 16 teams and some of the pitches may lead to investments.
The Smith Master Student Association (SMSA) hosted a festive Diwali celebration in Van Munching Hall on the evening of November 12, 2015. With more than 200 Specialty Masters students in attendance, the event featured choreographed dancers, and traditional Indian food and dress.
The American Bankers Association and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have collaborated to deliver two new executive education programs addressing anti-money laundering and fraud management. The programs, announced today at the ABA/American Bar Association Money Laundering Enforcement Conference in Washington, are the first of their kind and will help experienced financial crimes professionals further cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement and monitor effective AML and fraud programs.