Lead Fearlessly

Welcome from Dean Prabhudev Konana

Welcome to the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland!  It is an exciting time to be part of the Maryland Smith community. Located just 7 miles from the White House, we are at the heart of both business and power, with multinational corporations, influential NGOs, massive Federal enterprises and a burgeoning innovation community right in our backyard.

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Fearless Ideas

Can Getting Emotional At Work Increase Innovation?

To Be More Creative, Teams Must Feel Free To Show Emotions, Study Finds

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Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing

How Nepotism and Cronyism Stagnated Italy’s Economy

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Smith Profiles

Ryan Hogan ’13

Alumni Profile

Ryan Hogan

Cracking the Case and Succeeding in Entrepreneurship

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Alumni Profile

Carla Tagliente

Front and Center on the Sidelines, a Career in Coaching

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Student Profile

Camila & Valeria Palacio

Twinning and Winning Together on a Career Path

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Student Profile

Goodness Ihekweme

Turning a Passion into a Brand

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Scott Nelson, MBA ’98

Alumni Profile

Scott Nelson

Nelson Writes His Next Chapter

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Alumni Profile

Chris Grant

How I Got Here: Blueprint for Making a Difference

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Tyrone Brooks, ’96

Alumni Profile

Tyrone Brooks

Going To Bat for Diversity in Baseball

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Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan, MS in Marketing Analytics

Student Profile

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan

Preparing to Make Big Impacts

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Laura Benkowski, Undergraduate ’11, MBA ’14

Alumni Profile

Laura Benkowski

Inspired to Shine: An Entrepreneurial Journey

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Blanka Thibaud , Flex MBA

Student Profile

Blanka Thibaud

Saying ‘Oui!’ To Amazon in Paris

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Events at Smith

SmithTeach Inclusive Instruction Intensive

August 2, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
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Info Session

Info Session: Maryland Smith Federal Risk Academy

August 11, 2021
3:00 pm EDT
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Info Session

Info Session: Maryland Smith Federal Risk Academy

August 23, 2021
12:00 pm EDT
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For the Stars Festival

September 2, 2021
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
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Info Session

Plus 1 Information Session

September 30, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
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Contact Us

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