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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...

Oct 25, 2013
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Seth Goldman, Founder and 'TEO' of Honest Tea, spoke to students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business on October 15, 2013. 

Goldman signed copies of his new book and talked about the challenges of growing a company, and the satisfaction of creating a successful and socially responsible brand.  The event was hosted by the Smith School’s Center for Social Value Creation and the...

Oct 16, 2013
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CEOs, politicians, religious leaders and generals can do less with their power today than they could in the past.  This is the central thesis of Moises Naim’s new book, The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battles and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be, and it was the focal point of his remarks at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on October 8, 2013.

Naim, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former Venezuelan Trade and...

Oct 11, 2013
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Annual event highlights logistics, supply chain career opportunities for students

College Park, Md. – October 11, 2013 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today honored Chris Sultemeier, executive vice president of logistics for Walmart U.S., as the 2013 “Person of the Year” in the supply chain and logistics industry. Students and faculty recognized him at Smith’s 21st annual Industry Day, a career and networking event that highlights the school’s top-ranked...

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.

Sep 10, 2013
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College Park, Md. – September 10, 2013 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business jumped to No. 18 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published today. The Smith School placed 8th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain...

Sep 09, 2013
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Enthusiastic cheering was a feature of the morning as 398 brand-new freshmen began their Welcome Week at Smith with a Saturday morning Leadership Institute, held at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center. The event set the tone for the challenging, exciting college experience that awaits them. 

Victor Mullins, associate dean of undergraduate programs, welcomed students and delivered a keynote address. From the beginning of their college experience, he said, students should be thinking about the outcomes they want to achieve. 

"You're here to...

Sep 06, 2013
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Welcome back! Thank goodness it’s “Innovation Fridays.”

Last spring, we got on board with the University of Maryland’s “Innovation Fridays,” introducing weekly coverage to highlight some of the exciting happenings around innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. This fall, we continue that semester-long commitment.

We’re building a community of entrepreneurs here at the Smith School, helping students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community think more like...

Sep 04, 2013
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This summer 105 students traveled to Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, and Spain for short-term abroad courses offered by the Smith School’s Office of Global Initiatives. More than 80 graduate students participated in three courses while 19 undergraduates traveled to Germany and Italy for a course on entrepreneurship.

The Emerging Global Companies course to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, led by Paulo Prochno, proved so popular the Smith School...

Sep 04, 2013
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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...

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