Your friends say a lot about you — and can even determine whether you can get a loan. That’s the finding of new research from Siva Viswanathan, associate professor of decision, operations and information technologies.
Malcolm Gillian ’95, MBA ’00, has always been a snappy dresser. That’s what you’d expect of the CEO of Second Button, a bespoke shirt company headquartered in New York City.
When former banker Mike Geppi entered the Smith School’s executive MBA program in 2010, he had his sights set on starting a business. He was also looking for potential business partners. He never expected that he’d find four classmates to join him and trusted faculty advisors and a lawyer to help.
Chase Kaczmarek doesn’t just use his longboard (a skateboard variant) to get around the University of Maryland’s campus. The senior management major’s longboard also provided the impetus for his startup.
College Park, MD - December 3, 1996 - The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, part of the University of Maryland Business School, to manage Maryland's five regional Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). The move brings Maryland's SBDC network into a university-based system, which is in line with 80 percent of the SBDCs nationwide. In addition, the move will further enhance services to businesses in local