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A team of first-year MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to Columbus, Ohio, last week for the 23rd Ohio State University Fisher Invitational Case Competition. Expectations for Maryland were high and the Smith team did not disappoint, coming in second place for the second year in a row.
On Friday, April 10, and Friday, April 17, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship will host Pitch Dingman walk-in sessions aboard the Terp Ride bus as part of UMD's 30 Days of Entrepreneurship celebration (#30DaysUMD). Entrepreneurs-in-residence will be on the bus ready to give actionable feedback on business ideas from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terp Ride will be parked in the bus terminal outside of Stamp Student Union.
When faced with a problem, Dan Cowens, EMBA ’14 takes matters into his own hands. After a frustrating visit to a marina while on vacation, he decided he could operate a marina better than current industry standards. He and a team of four other Executive MBA students launched their entrepreneurial venture, Oasis Marinas, during a Smith School project in 2014.
Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Organizations of all sizes need more of the entrepreneurial spirit that pervades the University of Maryland, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said March 25, 2015, during CEO@Smith at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “People often think that entrepreneurship is about the little guy, the garage tinkerer -- David going out to battle against Goliath,” Nooyi told a packed auditorium of about 400 faculty, staff and students. “I say 'no'. I think that view of entrepreneurship is incomplete.”
Registration for the 10th Annual Cupid's Cup is open. Students who register to attend Cupid's Cup before 11:59 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 24) are eligible to win either an Under Armour duffle bag or a Smith-branded Under Armour SackPack. One of each will be raffled off, and the winners will be notified by email by Friday, March 27.
Women need advocacy and support at each stage of their careers. While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men. That’s why the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts Women Leading Women, celebrating an inspirational female trailblazer in the business world.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the Tata group of companies presented the “Tata Dialogue on Innovation” on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. R. “Gopal” Gopalakrishnan, director of Tata Sons, talked with students during a conversation that was moderated by the Smith School’s Vice Dean Joyce Russell. Students from across campus attended the event, which was held Van Munching Hall.
Mixing business with a social mission takes practice, TOMS director of social impact Shira Shafir said Feb. 27, 2015, at the seventh annual Social Enterprise Symposium.