The Smith Consulting Forum is the MBA Consulting Club’s signature annual event that facilitates discussion among professional consultants, students, and faculty members on various topics in management consulting. Through panel discussions, a keynote address, and networking reception, forum participants are given the opportunity to learn about evolving trends in the Management Consulting industry. The 2010 Smith Consulting Forum will feature a keynote address by Vivian E. Riefberg, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company's Washington D.C. office. Panel discussions will be facilitated by managers from the following consulting firms:
The theme of this year's forum is "Consulting in an Unpredictable Marketplace" as the industry adapts to today's constantly changing economic and business environment. It is imperative that future consultants understand the evolving dynamics of the industry as they craft their skills for a challenging and exiting career in management consulting.
|1:30 - 2:00||Registration|
|2:00 - 2:30||
Dr. G. "Anand" Anandalingam, Dean, Smith School of Business
Dr. Hugh Courtney, Vice Dean, Smith School of Business
|2:30 - 3:30||
Vivian E. Riefberg, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
|3:30 - 3:45||Break|
|3:45 - 4:45||
Break-Out Panel Discussions
Panel 1 - Assisting clients with emerging from the "Great Recession"
Panel 2 - Consulting skills needed in times of change
|5:00 - 6:30||Networking Reception|
Panel Topic Descriptions
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
The Smith Consulting Forum is open to all MBA students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Individual invitations have been distributed to MCC members and the Smith MBA community. The cost to attend the forum is $10 for MCC members and $20 for non-members, payable online via credit card.