Centers & Initiatives

Pioneering business research can prepare students to be transformational business leaders, and equip companies to transform themselves and their markets.

At Maryland Smith we have created a cluster of Centers of Excellence that serve as the intersection of scholarship and the marketplace, putting breakthrough research at the service of students and companies. Each of our centers immerses our students in complex and evolving marketplaces in which success depends on critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship. 

We have also added exciting new Initiatives to further augment the learning experience, align with industry and government trends, and chart the future of business.

Centers

Center for Excellence in Service
Center for Excellence in Service

The Center for Excellence in Service (CES) is an academic research center with a network of Smith faculty members who are thought leaders in service marketing and management. 

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Center for Financial Policy
Center for Financial Policy

The Center for Financial Policy leverages the Smith School’s world-renowned faculty, leading research, and proximity to Washington, D.C. to promote a collaborative exchange of ideas on the key issues that affect financial markets.

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Center for Global Business
Center for Global Business

The Center for Global Business (CGB) is the driver of internationalization and global mindset education at the Smith School and a preferred partner for international commerce in the state of Maryland, specifically in regard to training and supporting students, companies, and current and future business leaders to engage successfully in global business.

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Center for Health Information & Decision Systems
Center for Health Information & Decision Systems

The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) works in collaboration with industry, clinical and government partners to develop solutions to the challenges surrounding the design, adoption and integration of information technologies into the healthcare system.  

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Center for Social Value Creation
Center for Social Value Creation

The Center for Social Value Creation embodies a passionate mission: to educate, engage and empower the Smith community and the world through thought-provoking dialogue, thought leadership, and hands-on experience.

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Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime
Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime

The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime (C-BERC) at the University of Maryland is the first of its kind to formally link Business with Criminology in an effort to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate, and develop best practices in areas related to the center.

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Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

At the Dingman Center, we create an inclusive environment where we educate, empower and equip students with the business skills needed to be an entrepreneur and the resources necessary to make their business ideas a reality.

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Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets

The guiding principle for the Ed Snider Center is that social progress is born of free and creative individuals who, driven by self-motivation, passion, and a positive approach to trading value for value, make the world a better place. 

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Supply Chain Management Center
Supply Chain Management Center

The Supply Chain Management Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is dedicated to conducting research and education designed to further the discipline of supply chain management.

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Initiatives

Smith Analytics Consortium
Smith Analytics Consortium

The mission of the Smith Analytics Consortium is to inspire and facilitate innovation in analytics among students, faculty, and the larger business community by providing opportunities for networking, thought leadership, and collaboration.

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Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership
Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership

Promoting veterans as strategic assets for a united economy.

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Future of Government Management Initiative

The imperatives facing America's government and market leaders have rarely overlapped with the complexity they do today. At Maryland Smith, we aim to help with new programs and partnerships to promote the future of U.S. public-private talent, training, and research.

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News

May 2, 2022
Crypto for a Cause
For Thomas ’07 and Harry Alford ’08, the University of Maryland fostered a sense of community both on the lacrosse field, where they won two ACC championships, and in the classroom, where they delved into their heritage in African American studies courses. Now, the twins are helping others experience that brotherhood by paying it forward—in a fearlessly modern way.
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April 29, 2022
Mental Health Resource App Goes From Win to Win at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition
While health care worker burnout intensifies as a public health crisis during the COVID pandemic, a potential tech-based antidote helped two Terps walk away with the $30,000 grand prize at the 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition on Tuesday—just five days after winning the University of Maryland’s 2022 Do Good Challenge with the same app.
Read News Story : Mental Health Resource App Goes From Win to Win at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition
April 28, 2022
Center for Global Business Awards 2022 PhD International Research Award

The Center for Global Business (CGB) announces that Ariel Rava, a PhD Candidate in the department of accounting and information assurance, has been awarded the 2022 PhD International Research Award. This award is made available by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S.

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April 19, 2022
Author Offers Insights to Resilience During CGB Annual Forum

How can we, as a society, better endure crises of all varieties?

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April 13, 2022
Looking at Ethics Through a Political Lens

Ethics and politics aren’t terms that we often associate with each other. However, Congressman Jamie Raskin, US Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, is optimistic that, through constitutional patriotism and going back to our democratic roots, we can change that.

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April 11, 2022
Six UMD Student Startups Named Finalists at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition Semifinals

On April 8, 2022, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at Maryland Smith hosted the semifinals round of Pitch Dingman Competition in the Tyser Auditorium of Van Munching Hall.

Read News Story : Six UMD Student Startups Named Finalists at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition Semifinals
April 7, 2022
Why I Give: A Gift of Time, Expertise and Financial Support
After 17 years in venture capital, Jennifer Hsin ’98 knows a thing or two about good investments. And she has her sights set on a new one: Maryland Smith students and entrepreneurs. 
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March 29, 2022
The Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator Announces Its Inaugural Spring 2022 Cohort

The Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator is pleased to announce that it has accepted eight ventures into its inaugural Spring 2022 cohort.

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March 23, 2022
CHITA 2022: Using AI to Improve Healthcare Without Introducing New Biases
Healthcare is in the midst of an AI-driven transformation, but a lot of work is needed to realize AI’s potential work in real world settings while simultaneously minimizing undesirable outcomes. From March 4-5, 2022, over 100 researchers attended the 12th annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) in Washington D.C., hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (…
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March 4, 2022
Maryland Smith’s Rossi Selected for FDA Committee

Maryland Smith finance professor Clifford Rossi has been selected by the Food and Drug Administration to serve on its Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacol

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