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Dec 01, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

A former energy industry executive at the Smith School says OPEC miscalculated two big factors when it voted to flood world markets with cheap oil in 2014, leading to Wednesday’s announcement of a course correction. “OPEC misread the situation in the United States and also in Russia,” Smith School professor Charles E. Olson says. Led by Saudi Arabia, OPEC had hoped to fend off U.S. and Russian threats through

Dec 01, 2016
Top News

“Competitive, not cutthroat;” high rankings for faculty quality and student-satisfaction; and a uniquely-advantageous geographical setting are some of the descriptors in a recent Poets and Quants-published snapshot of the full-time MBA Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dec 01, 2016
Community

Voting is now open for the Smith Photo Contest! We received more than 250 photo submissions to our contest and now it is up to you to decide which two photos you'd like to see hanging in Van Munching Hall, home of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. The two photos with the most Facebook "Likes" will win the "People's Choice" category.

Nov 30, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

David Kass, far left, Warren Buffett, center, during a visit with Smith School students.Some 66 years ago, MBA student Warren Buffett trekked from New York to Washington, D.C., seeking career wisdom. He arrived unannounced at Geico, drawn there because it was chaired by his former professor, investing guru Benjamin Graham. It was a Saturday, but Buffett encountered a Geico executive onsite and

Nov 30, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Online communities are helping patients find, share information and connect with each other at unprecedented levels. But can they also create social value by helping to bridge the disparities between rural and urban health care? As part of a recent study, smith School professors Ritu Agarwal and Guodong "Gordon" Gao, and former doctoral student Jie

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