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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.
Greg Rafal, an undergraduate program manager for the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business writes about a global consulting project that Smith students worked on during spring 2018.
During the spring 2018 semester, seven undergraduate students worked on a consulting project for a joint venture between Maryland-based company, Murray Corporation, and China-based company, King Seal. The students were tasked with identifying potential market opportunities in China, India, and Sri Lanka under the...
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce welcomed the Chief Fintech Officer of Singapore’s Monetary Authority, Sopnendu Mohanty on April 23, 2018 to discuss trending issues in fintech and blockchain technologies while focusing on the U.S. approach to fintech opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region. The event was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. and hosted leading experts in fintech and blockchain,...
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce that Progyan Basu, a clinical professor in the accounting and information assurance department, received the third annual CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning. The award recognizes a Smith faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching for a global mindset, meaning an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets.
Smith School undergraduates have many opportunities to develop their global mindset, including through study abroad. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to expand their network, gain skills needed to compete in a global economy, and discover a new sense of adaptability. Applications for 2019 short-term and semester programs are open now.
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its second annual Export Management Bootcamp in Baltimore from April 20-21, 2018.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Global Business is pleased to announce that Viktoriya Zotova has been awarded $4,000 to support her research. Research Professor and Center for Global Business Academic Director Kislaya Prasad will present Zotova, a PhD candidate in the Department of Accounting and Information Assurance, with the award at the Smith PhD Annual Awards Banquet on May 16, 2018. The award is funded in part by CIBER, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
For much of the past two decades, the overarching economic theme in sub-Saharan Africa has been “Africa Rising.”
That’s still the case, though in 2016, growth in the region was “alarmingly poor,” dragged lower by a sharp slump in commodity prices, former Liberian finance minister Antoinette Monsio Sayeh said April 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
The region’s economies are rebounding, said Sayeh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. “But momentum has slowed.”
All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, clinical, Professor of the Practice, lecturer, adjunct, or PhD student) for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 16, 2018, and awards will be presented in May.
On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 10 teams from eight top MBA schools for the Fourth Annual Emerging Markets Case Competition. The quote: “Intelligence, ability and the willingness to work are evenly distributed around the world, but the opportunities are not,” was shared by Smith Schools’ Emerging Markets Association President Eileen Little as a hint to students on the type of challenge they would soon face.