Washington, D.C. and Baltimore were both recently named among the top 10 best cities to launch a business (No. 6 and No. 10, respectively) by Fortune Small Business magazine and the Kauffman Foundation. With the Baltimore-Washington region so ripe for startups, it’s no wonder the state of Maryland is supporting technology transfer initiatives to get commercialize research innovations discovered at universities and federal laboratories.
College Park, Md. – Nov. 23, 2009 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that university President C.D. Mote has appointed J. Gerald Suarez, associate dean of external strategy, to Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design.
Chief information officers and business professionals from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the use of the Internet and how it affects different businesses at the 10th Annual CIO Forum sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This was the first time the forum was held at the school’s Washington campus. More than 200 people were in attendance.
The part-time MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was ranked No. 30 in the nation by BusinessWeek in the magazine’s 2009 ranking released Nov. 5. Smith’s program for working professionals is offered evenings and weekends at Smith campuses in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Shady Grove (Rockville, Md.).