Bank executives sometimes viewed Smith professor Cliff Rossi as a killjoy during the buildup to the 2008 global economic meltdown. As chief risk officer at several of the largest U.S. financial institutions, Rossi faced the task of raising unwelcome concerns when banks started setting aside traditional safeguards and packaging subprime loans.
The Smith School is introducing a set of 15-credit minors to equip University of Maryland students with business skills and entrepreneurial savvy.
Few companies can match the recent global expansion of the Tata Group, which owns brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Taj Hotels and Good Earth Teas. Since 1991, annual revenue for the Indian conglomerate has exploded from $4 billion to more than $100 billion.
Incoming undergraduates at Smith got a taste of what’s looming in job and internship interviews during Critical Thinking Night, a new Welcome Week workshop added to meet employer demand.
Frontline workers making minimum wage sometimes get angry when they discover how much more their CEO earns. Yet if the goal is to motivate performance, new research from shows that rank-and-file employees care more about the pay divide between them and middle managers.