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Oct 11, 2013
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Avid sports fans Derek Shewmon, MBA ’09, and Federico Campbell, MBA ’09, had often found themselves watching games from the “nosebleed section,” and wondering why so many great seats remained empty throughout the game. They were classmates in Smith’s part-time MBA program in Washington in 2009 when that simple observation turned into a business idea.

The duo developed LetsMoveDown, a mobile app that lets fans purchase empty seats closer to the action at sporting events after the game has started. The app...

Oct 08, 2013
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It's a Masked Affair!

The PTMBA and FTMBA Associations of the Robert H. Smith School are hosting the 2013 Annual Fall Ball on Saturday November 2, 2013. 

New Dean Alex Triantis will be the keynote speaker this year. Grab a mask, and join us for a masquerade night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing as we celebrate the Smith Community!

  • When: Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Speaker: Dean Alex Triantis
  • Location: JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20004
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Oct 03, 2013
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Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, discusses recent rankings, the new Smith School website, summer renovations to Rudy's Cafe, and the school's new online MBA program in his fall 2013 video message.

Oct 03, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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A group of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to New York City to attend the 5th Annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference and Career Exposition Forum, September 19 – 21, 2013, at the Hilton NYC.

The Asian MBA Conference attracted over 2,500 top Asian students (both undergrad and graduate level), professionals, and Fortune 500 employers such as IBM, GE, P&G, Facebook, Wells Fargo, and Kimberley-Clark.

In addition, the Smith School’s Asian MBA Association organized an NYC Alumni Mixer...

Oct 03, 2013
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was a sponsor of the National Black MBA Association’s 35th Annual NBMBAA Conference and Career Exposition, September 10 - 14, 2013, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

As one of the nation's largest business and professional conferences and expositions, the conference attracted more than 100 corporate and academic partners and thousands of MBA candidates and recent graduates across the country, offering professional advancement opportunities for some of the...

Oct 01, 2013
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Welcome to the Smith MBA Report, the monthly podcast that features the events, news and newsmakers of the the full time and part time MBA programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 27, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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If all goes to plan, six Smith School of Business MBA students will have helped create 290 full-time jobs in northern and eastern Sri Lanka – the regions most devastated by a 25 year civil war. And it only took them three weeks. 

In May, the students traveled 9,000 miles from College Park to put their business skills into practice and engage in hands-on consulting for three different Sri Lankan organizations. The three pairs of students each assisted a local organization refine its accounting systems, enhance management and workflow structures,...

Sep 25, 2013
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International Smith Experience Opportunity: Sri Lanka 2014

BUSI758-O: Building Capacity in Sri Lanka

The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), in collaboration with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC)’s USAID funded

Facilitating Economic Growth in Sri Lanka program, is pleased to announce a 3-credit Smith Experience (Full-Time...

Sep 18, 2013
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Public Relations Society of America is rolling out an MBA-Level Strategic Communications Course and credits the Robert H. Smith School of Business for supporting the launch. 

A PRSA white paper highlights Smith, along with four other leading business schools, for “best practice”...

Sep 18, 2013
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Forty-five second-year MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to Maple Tree Campground in Rohrersville, Md., for a weekend of camping and team-building activities, Sept. 6-8, 2013.

The students were joined by Smith faculty members Shreevardhan Lele, assistant dean of academic affairs for MBA programs and Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Business Administration, and Oliver Schlake, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow.

Second-year MBA Eric Markley, vice president of marketing...

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