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Nov 11, 2015

The Forté Foundation this week reports women’s full-time enrollment in MBA programs is 35 percent and higher in fall 2015 at “16 elite business schools.” This includes the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where women comprised 38 percent of the enrollment, up from 34 percent the previous year.

Nov 11, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

For a second consecutive time, Anil K. Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been named to Thinkers50 -- widely recognized as the first, and definitive, compilation of the world’s 50 foremost business thinkers.

Nov 10, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Janet Yellen, the Fed chairwoman, has said that raising interest rates before the end of the year is "a live possibility," given the relatively strong performance by the economy. Other Fed governors, however, have said that low levels of inflation mean that a rate hike would be premature. A division over interest-rate policy was also evident in a recent panel discussion among finance experts at the

Nov 10, 2015

A new creature has joined the entrepreneurial menagerie of gazelles (fast-growing firms), elephants (like Wal-Mart) and mice (corner barbershops). These are the unicorns — privately held startups such as Uber, Airbnb and Snapchat worth more than $1 billion each. With only 141 in existence, unicorns are the rarest creature of all. And Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is worried about their health.

Nov 06, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Venture Acceleration. The award was presented at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Florida, Oct. 29-31.

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