News at Smith

Jul 11, 2015

Arrests and resignations have kept Petrobras in the news while a criminal investigation unfolds, but don’t assume a gloomy forecast for Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. “My overall answer for Petrobras is, I’m very optimistic about the company,” says Smith School professor Paulo Prochno. He shares five keys for keeping the Brazilian telenovela in context.

Jul 10, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this issue of The Smith Report, Ambudhi Manchanda, MBA Candidate 2016, tells us about working as a Treasury Analyst at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

Jul 10, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

While interning “Down Under” in Melbourne, Australia, Sam Haugrud, a senior marketing major at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, celebrated the 4th of July with workplace mentors at NEAS.

Jul 10, 2015

You know you have a corruption problem when Brazilian prosecutors catch you with nearly $24 million in bribe money stashed in a hidden Monaco account. Such stories have become common at Petrobras, a state-controlled oil company engulfed in an 18-month investigation that already has led to 80 arrests and put previously untouchable powerbrokers on alert. Even Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff remains vulnerable. But beneath the

Jul 09, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

After you buy a car, do you really own it? Automakers are appealing to the U.S. Copyright Office for intellectual property protection of software regulating emissions, steering and other aspects of vehicle performance. Such a broad interpretation of copyright law would require car owners and third-party mechanics to use manufacturer-approved diagnostic equipment to analyze and fix problems. Smith School professor William

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