The most recent “Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest MBAs” listing features two recent graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Tiffany Chang and Allison Davern are profiled among 100 of the best MBAs in the Class of 2016, globally.
Smith School professor P.K. Kannan acquiesced, like a typical parent and consumer, each time one of his daughters learned to ride a bicycle and requested her own pink model. Similar bikes of other colors were lower priced, but try explaining that to a child. "When you shop for a special design or a pink color, you signal to the manufacturer a willingness to pay more," Kannan says. "So they take advantage."
Since the global financial crisis, “active” fund managers — stock pickers looking to beat the market — have lost ground to their “passive“ counterparts, as investors shun stock pickers amid concerns over bad performance and high fees. Smith School finance professor Russell Wermers compares the situation to the shark-prey relationship. "We need both in the water to make the world go round properly," he says.
On May 6, 2016, full-time MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the sixth annual “Smith’s Got Talent” variety show. Over the years, the show has become a highlight of the spring semester for Smith Terps. Some years there is more talent than others, but everyone always has a great time. The event perfectly showcases the tight-knit community of Smith MBA students at UMD.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is back from a weeklong visit to India, which the company hopes will be its next major growth center, now that China is cooling. But the company, which has only about 2 percent of the Indian smartphone market today, faces a host of challenges, explains Smith School professor Gary A. Cohen. These range from a lower-income consumer base than exists in China, to regulatory hurdles, to a host of