News at Smith

Nov 01, 2011
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Smith is the place for entrepreneurs, whether you’re planning to start your business in the U.S. or abroad. The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is continuously pushing the boundaries of teaching and learning with its focus on practical entrepreneurship, global innovation and international classroom experiences. And over the past ten years it has increasingly built an impressive portfolio of global opportunities for Maryland students.

Nov 01, 2011
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Smith MBAs Fernanda Lopez, Lacey Nguyen, and Stephen Huie won first prize in the Hitachi Pioneer Employer Curriculum Change Competition and Second Prize in the Hitachi Pioneer Employer Case Competition. The Smith team reached the final round, held at the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, OR, in late October, after passing the first rounds last spring. The competition involved a case competition and curriculum change component, both focusing on the strategic human capital management of low-wage workers at the bottom of the ladder.

Nov 01, 2011
Top News

When Mariya Golotyuk ’10 moved to the United States from Ukraine, she never expected that less than a decade later she would be recognized as the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Cadet of the Year. Golotyuk, who anticipates graduating with her MBA in 2012, also captured the top spot on the Order of Merit List, which ranks all Army ROTC seniors across the nation.

Nov 01, 2011

Freshman get a crash course in the art of networking—from MBAs.

Networking is an essential skill in the professional’s arsenal, and you can’t get started too early. On Thursday, November 10, the Smith School’s Freshman Fellows learned how to work a room from an unusual source—Smith MBA students. The freshman got a quick presentation on tips and best practices, and then split into small groups to practice networking and present their personal elevator pitch for review.

Nov 01, 2011

Research by Vojislav Maksimovic

Innovative firms are more victimized than other firms in emerging economies.


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