A Silicon Valley startup called the Minerva Project has put traditional colleges and universities on notice. Minerva students live together in rental housing and engage in experiential learning, but they don’t go to lectures or take final exams. “Higher education doesn’t work well anymore,” the system’s founder says. However, an initiative at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that established institutions can adapt and similarly innovate.
Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.
The Ed Snider Center is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year grant from the Kauffman Foundation to support the Julian Simon Forum.
On Jan. 15-16, 2016, undergraduate students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business competed in the 5th Annual Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition and came away as champions of their competition bracket and competition finalists, ranking top 5 of 35.
How do government bailouts of bankrupt companies affect the average citizen? What effect will a raise in interest rates have on children in America? Many college students are interested in going beyond the classroom to better understand the intersection of business and society.
It’s the most dreaded, vilified, and painful week of the semester. No, not Shark Week. Finals Week. Students at the University of Maryland know too well when it’s Finals Week; sleep becomes a forgone luxury, and eating either a temporary solution to avoid work or the only break you get from studying. Of course, fun, becomes but a forgotten fairytale, obliterated by the reality of final exams. But for one night, this is not the case.
Undergraduates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business: Here are seven ways to get ready for the spring semester!
The Do Good Challenge is excited to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Accelerator and Ladies First awardees.
Some of the University of Maryland’s top undergraduates impressed a crowd of hundreds of business professionals, faculty, alumni, peers, and family members at the annual QUEST Conference on Dec. 9, 2015, at the Riggs Alumni Center. The 10 teams of students – all seniors in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program – delivered polished presentations of the results of their capstone consulting projects.
François de Zamaróczy, Smith MBA candidate 2017, writes about the Pitch Dingman semifinals event last week. Pitch Dingman is the University of Maryland’s only business competition exclusively for Terps.