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Apr 12, 2012
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Gas prices are rising with no end in sight, which would seem to indicate bad timing for a proposed gas tax hike in Maryland. Even with more pain at the pump, a tax increase could be the needed catalyst for Americans to shift to alternative energy sources.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Charles Olson talks about how a gas tax increase in Maryland could help encourage the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel.

Apr 12, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Classes kicked off April 12 in Beijing for the Smith School’s new cohort of executive MBA students in China. The Smith School partners with China’s University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) to offer the joint 18-month degree program. The partnership began in 2003 and relaunches this year after a four-year hiatus. The program focuses on executive coaching, entrepreneurship and global perspectives.

Greg Hanifee, assistant dean of executive programs at the Smith School, greeted the new class in an opening ceremony during the program’s

Apr 07, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

TeamMBAApril is Team MBA month, and that means Smith School MBAs are getting down and dirty to help their community. From charity auctions to community clean up to clothing drives, members of Team MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business are participating in several events to better the lives of people living in and around College Park.

Apr 06, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Though it’s been in existence less than a decade, the Smith School’s executive MBA program has quickly gained ground as a top-ranked program in the U.S. With the recent U.S. News & World ranking placing the program at No. 23 in the nation, the Smith EMBA now has secured a top-25 recognition by all the major outlets that rank executive programs – the only program in the Washington region with that achievement.

Apr 05, 2012

BradfordBanquet2Guests at the 19th Annual William D. Bradford Minority Awards Banquet were encouraged to embrace their diversity last night.

“It is important to remember that your diversity adds value to your personal brand,” said Henry Hernandez, a diversity consultant and the event’s featured speaker. Hernandez has worked with some of the nation’s top organizations including SAIC, American Express, the CIA,


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