College Park, Md. – June 11, 2014 – MBA students from the United States, China and Israel pitched their ideas for businesses in China, vying for $2,750 in cash prizes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Peking University in the 2014 China Business Model Competition.
Michael Fu, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, with UMD colleague Steven Marcus, has received a $340K grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision-making under uncertainty.
The Smith School experienced a record-setting increase of 30 percent in applications to its full time MBA program during the 2013-2014 recruiting cycle.
Select University of Maryland staff in College Park now have the opportunity to take part in the UMD-Smith Leadership Academy, a cutting-edge leadership development program delivered by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, in partnership with University Human Resources. The deadline for applications for the fall cohort is June 30, 2014 (or sooner for some offices).
Christine Beckman, associate professor of management and organization, earned her PhD from Stanford University. She focuses her research on organizational learning and change, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship (for-profit and education), social and interorganizational networks, organizational growth and survival, and technology and communication.