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Sep 13, 2016

The Smith minor program is a major reason why the business school is such a unique academic establishment. While other highly acclaimed undergraduate business programs subscribe to an exclusive culture, Smith allows students from any school on campus to learn core business principles as a compliment to their primary major. Smith Minor programs do not subtract from the special experience Smith major students have, rather they open up the experience to other students who will inevitably benefit from developing a stronger business acumen for a successful

Sep 13, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Smith School finance professor Clifford Rossi says fraud allegations against Wells Fargo represent a failure across the board to identify and address a culture that emboldened "employees to elevate wrongdoing and risky activities without fear of retribution." Rather than facing discipline, some employees received bonuses after inflating sales numbers by secretly opening millions of fake accounts for customers

Sep 13, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Southwest Airlines eschews online travel agencies. But a trio of U.S. senators is pushing for a forced marriage of sorts between the industries in the name of consumer protection. The lawmakers recently issued a news release urging pressure on airlines to share fares and fees with online travel agencies. Smith School professors Martin Dresner and P.K. Kannan share insights.

Sep 12, 2016
Community

A well-known figure on Smith’s finance and accounting team, Lufandia Tong uses her know-how to handle accounts payable with style and flair. For more than 10 years, her positive attitude and smiling face have turned even the most tedious financial tasks into a pleasant experience.

Sep 12, 2016
Community

As a Cupid’s Cup winner, Adam VanWagner ’11 knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. Adam spent his days at Smith coaching startups to success, including the 2015 Cupid’s Cup champion, and is now taking his entrepreneurial energy to Amazon.

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