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There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School.

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Feb 13, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research
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“Dreaming with responsibility” and “dreaming in a pragmatic way” are among Gerald Suarez’s descriptors for students processing his forthcoming course, “Create the Future Through Systems Thinking and Design.”

Launching in fall 2014 and open to University of Maryland undergrads of any major, the class will provide tools and a framework for exploring and translating “audacious ideas to action and action into marketable goods and services,” said Suarez, Professor of the Practice in...

Dec 23, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Students in the University of Maryland’s Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program are used to making an impact. As part of QUEST’s highly selective, reality-based learning program, they participate in courses focused on quality management, process improvement, and system design.

Thirteen consulting projects were featured at the 2013 QUEST Senior Conference, held on Thursday, December 12, 2013. More than...

Oct 28, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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For the second year in a row, undergraduates from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business took top honors at the University of Connecticut’s Case Challenge, hosted by Connecticut’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) from October 9-13, 2013 in Storrs, Connecticut. 

Raaheela Ahmed, a junior finance and economics double major; Ben Hsieh, a junior accounting major; and Ningwei Li, a junior finance, economics, and mathematics triple major; represented Smith...

Sep 04, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Eighty-eight students joined the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program this year, kicking off the semester with an orientation to their new program. 

QUEST is a multidisciplinary, reality- centered program for University of Maryland undergraduates from three participating schools. Students participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on innovation, quality systems management and teamwork and co-curricular...

Dec 06, 2012
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QUEST Senior Conference

Students in the University of Maryland’s Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program are used to making an impact. As part of QUEST’s highly selective, reality-based learning program, they participate in courses focused on cross-...