News at Smith

Mar 10, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business research cutting-edge technologies from the U.S. federal lab system in the DC I-Corps (soon to be renamed Fed Tech) course. Students who participate in this prestigious entrepreneurship program work under the instruction of entrepreneurs, regional investors and instructors with the primary goal of identifying and penetrating potential markets for a new technology.

Mar 10, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

In some places, they're called 1099'ers, after the tax form on which their income is reported: People who do work for a corporation but are classified as independent contractors. Companies don't have to pay the employer share of Social Security taxes to contractors, who are also denied the right to unionize. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board and the IRS have been cracking down on companies that

Mar 10, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have traveled near and far throughout the 2015-16 academic year. From Vietnam to Brazil and numerous countries in between, they are broadening their global mindset, embracing cultural diversity and improving their knowledge of global business practices.

Mar 09, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

One theory of advertising holds that display ads need a degree of nuance or visual complexity in order to capture the viewer's attention. But that fails to take into account the increasingly cluttered and hectic context in which ads are viewed today, according to Michel Wedel, distinguished university professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science at the Smith School. In many cases, Wedel argues, simple is better

Mar 09, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A recent post at ShareAmerica, a blog hosted by the U.S. Department of State, points to a time when Warren Buffett — as a 19-year-old whiz kid — needed to gather himself after receiving a rejection letter. The piece shares three tips from Washington Post Career Coach columnist and Smith School Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell for how anyone, including future billionaire investors, can bounce back

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