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Apr 12, 2013
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REAL660: Getting schooled in entrepreneurship

Webisode 1 -- Do you have what it takes?

The Smith School is committed to offering entrepreneurship courses and weaving innovative thinking throughout the curriculum for all students. Case in point: “REAL660,” (#Real660), an MBA course that has students creating and running real businesses in a seven-week class.

You can watch the drama unfold in a multi-part video series we’ll feature here for the next five weeks as part of our Innovation Fridays coverage.

REAL660 is short and...

Mar 12, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Smith School Business Summit 2013

Just before launching their real estate panel discussion, the moderator and panelists abruptly abandoned the stage and instructed the audience to encircle and join them on the main floor. An intimate, spirited discussion ensued as both experts and inquisitive MBAs delved into the state of Washington, D.C.’s commercial real estate industry and its broader...

Feb 26, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Leadership Under Fire

A blaze kills several workers at the Indonesia subsidiary of a multinational food company already facing a developing attack from a rainforest protection network.

The fictitious scenario (another involved a pharmaceutical company...

Feb 21, 2013
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MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business represented more than 16 countries and four continents as they celebrated the Fourth Annual International Night, Feb. 21, 2013.

The event kicked off with a splendid international food expo, where international students set up tables and showcased some of the best cuisines from their home countries. The first floor of Van Munching Hall was transformed into an exotic food court, packed with more than 300 Terps eagerly waiting in line for a taste of authentic foods from...

Jan 28, 2013
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College Park, Md. – January 28, 2013 – The MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked No. 24 in the United States in the Financial Times MBA 2013 rankings, published today. The influential rankings place Smith No. 17 in the world for its PhD program, and No. 15 in the world for research, the seventh consecutive year in the top 15. The Smith School’s MBA program also...

Jan 09, 2013
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Monte Carlo Night 2012Join the Smith School community for the largest social event of the year: Monte Carlo Night 2013. The annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 16. It is organized by current MBA students and brings together MBAs, alumni, faculty and staff for a night of socializing, dancing and gaming.

This year, the event will be held at the historic Andrew Mellon...

Dec 21, 2012
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On Thursday, December 20, 2012, thousands gathered in the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland at the commencement ceremony of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business to celebrate the achievements of students graduating with degrees at all levels in business (BS, MS, MBA, PhD).

Keynote Speaker Barry Gossett, Chairman, Acton Mobile Industries

Gossett encouraged graduates "... to find something that excites your business and intellectual passion, something to stir your inner thoughts,...

Dec 17, 2012
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The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business ranked as a top five b-school in ethics as part of the 2012 Best B-Schools ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek, published on December 17, 2012.

Last month, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Smith School as one of the best MBA programs at No. 24 (No. 9 among public universities) and No. 2 for the quality of its teachers, its career services and overall student satisfaction. (...

Nov 20, 2012
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In fall 2012, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business joined four other universities in an MBA initiative pilot curriculum called Public Relations for Business Leaders.  This project, in cooperation with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), aims to equip students with the professional communication skills that are essential to leaders today.

The course is led by Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS programs at the Smith School, who brings to the role a wealth of knowledge from his career in public...

Nov 15, 2012
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College Park, Md. – November 15, 2012 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business offers one of the best MBA programs in the nation and ranks No. 2 for the quality of its teachers, its career services and overall student satisfaction, according to a ranking published today by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The Smith School ranks No. 24 in the nation and No. 9 among public universities.

“We’re so pleased to see our commitment to our students and our investments in our programs recognized with this ranking...

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