Everything that is global at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was on colorful display outside of Van Munching Hall on May 7, 2015, for the first Smith Global Showcase organized by the Office of Global Initiatives (OGI). Hundreds of students, staff and faculty gathered around the table displays to share stories from their undergraduate study abroad experiences this past year, while dozens more detailed the global learning they enjoyed here in College Park.
Smith is proud to be a founding member of a newly established Global Business Consulting (GBC) consortium. The GBC consortia member business schools are the University of Maryland, the University of Miami, San Diego State University, and George Washington University.
“You don’t need to leave the United States to develop a global mindset,” said sophomore supply chain management and international business major Stefanie Kilyk after attending Smith’s Global Mindset Colloquium Celebration on Dec. 5, 2014.
Smith students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate International Education Week 2014, a week dedicated to sparking global conversations.
On June 12-13, 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the first in-person meeting of the Executive Roundtable on business school global initiatives, a by-invitation-only group of heads of international education offices at top-tiered business schools. The group shared best practices in global business education, examined assessment tools typically used to measure global competencies, and envisioned the “next generation” of global programs.
Each year, more than a hundred Smith MBA and Executive MBA students travel around the world on short-term study abroad courses.
Smith builds a global component into all of its Executive MBA programs including the chance for business managers to interact with other Smith EMBA program participants in their home countries in Europe, Asia and North America.
Smith School Partners with Indias Management Development Institute and China's University of International Business and Economics to Offer Students Insight and Entrepreneurial Experience Within the U.S., India and China
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 America, and the Middle East.
International Smith Experience Opportunity: Sri Lanka 2014
BUSI758-O: Building Capacity in Sri Lanka
The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), in collaboration with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC)’s USAID funded