Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, UMD ’10, and 14 other NFL players gathered in Baltimore for offseason training — but not for the gridiron. Instead, they worked on their business skills during a program designed by Smith’s Office of Executive Programs and NFL Player Engagement.
Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, says companies will find ways around the Department of the Treasury's new measures to deter U.S. firms from relocating headquarters to countries with lower tax rates – the basis of a “corporate inversion.” Instead of focusing on this business strategy, he says, U.S. officials should target and lower the corporate tax rate.
This past summer, students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were granted a unique opportunity to put their knowledge into practice at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., as part of BMGT364: Managing People and Organizations.
Women at Smith will have access to new scholarships, events and career opportunities through an alliance with the Forté Foundation, a consortium of corporations, business schools and nonprofit organizations that empowers women in the workplace.
Smith will take center stage Oc. 9-11, 2014, when female business leaders and students from around the world gather for the MBA Women International Conference and Career Fair in Washington, D.C.