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Feb 02, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

University of Maryland student entrepreneurs will vie for more than $30,000 to fund their startups at the Feb. 16 Pitch Dingman Competition final event at Stamp Student Union. Entrepreneurs heading up five businesses will take to the stage to pitch to a panel of seven judges and an audience of more than 200 students, business leaders, faculty, staff and guests.

Feb 01, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

U.S corporations are sitting on some $3 trillion in cash, which some commentators view as an economic mystery. Why aren't they investing that money productively — in factories or in R & D? And would the economy see a positive bump if they did? Michael Faulkender, a professor of finance at the Smith School thinks much of the answer has to do with tax-avoidance strategies.

Jan 29, 2016
Top News

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 29, 2016) — A new ranking by the Financial Times, released Monday, recognizes the full-time MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business as No. 22 in the nation and No. 51 in the world.

Jan 29, 2016

Haier Group’s recent $5.4 billion purchase of General Electric’s appliance unit is expected expand the China-based manufacturer’s market share and distribution channels and potentially boost its credibility among U.S. consumers. The move more broadly represents a case study of an emerging marketing company going global, says Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno.

Jan 28, 2016

Designing a good presidential poll can be tricky. Just ask Gallup, which missed the mark in 2012. Smith School economist David Kass takes a different approach. Rather than worrying about things like sample selection and response bias, he simply follows the money on prediction markets. Read more...

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