News at Smith

Nov 11, 2015

A high IQ can get you a job. "However, a lot of smart people are not successful because they lack soft skills," says Smith School management professor Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services. In a new Investopedia article, Kudisch categorizes and describes five key soft skills that employees need.

Nov 11, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

The Office of Global Initiatives (OGI) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to celebrate our global diversity amongst our students, faculty and staff during next week’s International Education Week (IEW). OGI has partnered with several Smith centers and student groups and other departments at UMD to provide a wide array of events every day at Van Munching Hall, Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

Nov 10, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Janet Yellen, the Fed chairwoman, has said that raising interest rates before the end of the year is "a live possibility," given the relatively strong performance by the economy. Other Fed governors, however, have said that low levels of inflation mean that a rate hike would be premature. A division over interest-rate policy was also evident in a recent panel discussion among finance experts at the

Nov 10, 2015

A new creature has joined the entrepreneurial menagerie of gazelles (fast-growing firms), elephants (like Wal-Mart) and mice (corner barbershops). These are the unicorns — privately held startups such as Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat worth more than $1 billion each. With only 141 in existence, unicorns are the rarest creature of all. And Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is worried about their health.

Nov 06, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Venture Acceleration. The award was presented at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Florida, Oct. 29-31.

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