News at Smith

Jun 24, 2015

Improvisation and contingency planning are fundamental to business survival because challenges can appear at any turn ­— like in a zombie apocalypse, Smith School professor Oliver Schlake says.

Jun 24, 2015

Shareholders will vote Wednesday on the formation of Kraft Heinz, which would emerge as the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company pending legal hurdles. The merger would bring popular brands such as Oscar Mayer, Planters, Kool-Aid, Ore-Ida, Bagel Bites and Classico under the same roof. While most consumers won’t notice any difference at the supermarket, the blockbuster deal will stir interest in an industry that many

Jun 23, 2015

Are companies being too picky in hiring workers? One factor slowing the recovery might be the growing length of time it's taking companies to fill open positions. As of April, the average vacancy took 23.7 days to fill, nearly double the 15.3 days of mid-2009. Jeff Kudisch, a Smith School professor and managing director of the Office of Career Services, thinks it's sensible that companies appear to be embracing the

Jun 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some faculty-favorite books in the “12th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders” for 2015, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators.

Jun 22, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Lindsey Santola, MBA Candidate 2016, tells us about working as a supply chain intern at General Electric Aviation in Lynn, Massachusetts.


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