The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention.
On Sept. 12, 2014, current undergraduate students and their parents came to campus for a special “Jazz & Desserts” reception at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Grabielismo Productions Jazz Trio entertained the crowd and nearly 120 families enjoyed a relaxing evening mingling with deans, faculty and staff in Van Munching Hall’s Pownall Grand Atrium.
Fifteen current and former players, as well as a couple of spouses, participated. In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Hank Boyd talks about the program.
Chinese expatriate Stella Liu, MS ’13, had the full support of her parents when she arrived in the United States to study business at the Smith School. “My parents seldom hinder my decisions,” she said. “There was no one standing in my way.” That is not always the case in Asian cultures, where obligations to the family, community and country can take priority over individual preferences. “Some kids have their future planned or guided by their parents,” said Liu, a financial analyst at GroupM in New York.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is proud to welcome 22 new PhD students this fall. There are 89 total students in Smith's doctoral program, which is ranked No. 11 in the world by Financial Times (2014).
Here are some fun facts about this year’s incoming PhD students: