“You can market and create good at the same time,” Elysa Hammond said to an attentive crowd at the Smith School’s fifth annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 1, 2013. “Business has been part of the problems we are facing today, and business needs to be part of the solution.”
This summer, Smith joined the ranks of other LEADing business schools.
From July 14 to Aug. 1, the Smith School hosted the first Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program, bringing 30 minority students from across the nation to Van Munching Hall to learn more about business. The program was designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who graduate with a business degree.
Wellford Dillard, MBA ’97, has a track record of turning around struggling companies. Today he’s using his financial expertise in a company that helps sick people get well.
“Calculating the gains associated with increased security is problematic given that cybersecurity is a cost-saving, rather than revenue-generating, project. If you do the job right, you don’t see the benefits.” — Lawrence Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting in a Financial Times article, “Maryland Professors Weigh up Cyber Risks” / May 20, 2013