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Apr 24, 2014
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5 Master of Finance students and 3 MBA students from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are in Bangladesh April 16-26, 2014 on a one-week mission with the World Bank to explore the possibility of expanding rural electrification through solar energy micro-grids. 

Yesterday, students met with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Center. 

"We were all very excited to meet Dr. Yunus. It is a precious experience for us to meet the most celebrated personnel in Bangladesh," said Tao Wang, a 2014 MFin candidate...

Apr 22, 2014
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For spring break (March 2014), 156 MBA and undergraduate students traveled to Brazil, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and the United Arab Emirates for a variety of study abroad experiences offered by the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Nearly 70 MBA students studied abroad in Europe and Latin America while nearly 90 undergraduates participated in courses in Europe, Latin...

Apr 18, 2014
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Consulting in Latin America

Pratik Dixit BS ’13 (finance, information systems) could have chosen a glamorous study-abroad locale such as Amsterdam, Dubai or Paris. Instead, he jumped at a 12-day consulting opportunity in rural Nicaragua.

Calling it a “perfect blend of service and business,” Dixit says, “Having this experience on my resume helped me say I’ve done real consulting work. …...

Apr 16, 2014
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Meet Doug Wink, renaissance man. Maryland National Guardsman. Smith Global Equity Fund analyst. Tailor. Human trafficking researcher. Epic proposal planner. Drug-busting prosecutor. And most of all, world traveler. 

If Smith gave an award for most traveled student, Doug Wink would surely be a leading contender for the title. With 65 countries under his belt, Wink, MBA/MS ’14, UMD ’03 is one of Smith’s most intrepid adventurers. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and most points in between. 

He was...

Apr 14, 2014
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4th Annual Emerging Markets Forum

Negotiating History, Culture and Institutions in Emerging Markets
Friday, April 25, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

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Please join us for the fourth annual ...

Mar 24, 2014
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The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has awarded two PhD candidates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business $4,000 each to support international business-related research focused on Chile and China.

Jorge Mejia is working toward a PhD in information systems in the...

Mar 11, 2014
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Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catharin Dalpino spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on February 26, 2014 as the fifth speaker in the Office of Global Initiative’s six-part series: “Challenges to Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” Her lecture was entitled “Political and Economic Challenges to Doing Business in Southeast Asia” and it focused primarily on Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Dalpino highlighted four main challenges to doing business in the region: political instability; ethnic, religious, and...

Jan 29, 2014
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The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 50 Australian EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students from RMIT University in Melbourne – one of Australia’s most highly-ranked business schools – from Jan. 4-18, 2014, in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting and immerse themselves in U....

Oct 28, 2013
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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...

Oct 28, 2013
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As part of the Global Fellows Program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, three groups of undergraduate students got the unique opportunity to play the role of professional consultants last week, pitching real-life business solutions to an international non-profit organization. The experience is part of a course for Global Fellows – BMGT 468P “Practicum in Global Consulting” – that offers students the chance to partner directly with a global organization in an effort to develop effective and executable new business...

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