After 21 months of intense study, 16 students graduated from the first cohort of the Smith Online MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Sept. 19, 2015, at a commencement ceremony held in College Park, Md.
Companies in which employees feel empowered to solve problems on their own, rather than simply follow rules, outperform peers where that doesn't happen — and employees at such companies feel a sense of self-mastery, which improves morale. But can you create such a culture — and, if so, how? There are at least two paths to building a company of self-starters, suggests new research by Smith School professor Hui Liao.
The big winner of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate — at least in the Twitterverse — wasn't even on the stage. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gained 60,000 followers with his live tweets during the event. But does it matter? Smith School professor Wendy W. Moe and a colleague from the University of Maryland journalism school are developing a tool to help make sense of social media data.
Robert H. Smith ’50 came to the University of Maryland as an undergraduate student with passion for real estate development and quest for adventure. “The person who is afraid to take risks and make mistakes will never achieve everything of which he or she is capable,” he said more than 60 years later during a 2008 commencement address at his alma mater.
Women on the Terrapins Final Four team aren’t the only ones with basketball skills at UMD. On Feb. 27, 2015, more than 350 fans filled Ritchie Coliseum for Smith’s inaugural Court Classic, a tournament of student, alumni and faculty/staff teams.