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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expanding understanding of business analytics and relevant careers, the Robert H. Smith School of Business runs the Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC). A partnership between industry and Smith’s diverse, inclusive community, the Consortium serves as a central hub for networking, thought leadership, experiential learning, co-curricular activities and collaboration opportunities enhancing the Smith student experience and giving back to the business community.

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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

October 31, 2003
Smith Logistics Students Present 'Person of the Year' Award at Industry Day

The Smith School's Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management Society (LTSCM Society) and the Supply Chain Club (SCC) named Linda Morgan as their 2003 "Person of the Year." The award was presented by Allison Healy, co-president of LTSCM, at the Sixth Annual Industry Day on October 31, 2003.

Read News Story : Smith Logistics Students Present 'Person of the Year' Award at Industry Day
October 30, 2003
Twelfth Annual Frontiers in Services Conference Attracts Marketing Professionals from 24 Countries

The Twelfth Annual Frontiers in Services Conference attracted 163 marketing professionals and academics from 24 countries to the Washington, D.C., area October 23-26, 2003. The conference was held at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda.

Read News Story : Twelfth Annual Frontiers in Services Conference Attracts Marketing Professionals from 24 Countries
June 16, 2003
Smith School Hosts INFORMS 25th Annual Marketing Science Conference

More than 500 marketing experts from around the world attended the INFORMS 25th Annual Marketing Science Conference hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business, June 12-15, 2003. With 12 concurrent sessions and more than 400 presentations, the conference was the largest ever held at the school, and the largest Marketing Science Conference ever organized.

Read News Story : Smith School Hosts INFORMS 25th Annual Marketing Science Conference
April 25, 2003
Smith Schools HCIT Center Opens The Knowledge Exchange

You access a stock exchange to buy stock, the futures exchange to trade grain, but where do you go to trade in that rarest of commodities, good ideas?

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November 30, 2002
Gannon Receives Landmark Award

"To be a top-class business school you must have a top-class international component," said Martin Gannon, professor of management and founding director of the Smith School's Center for Global Business, as he received the university's prestigious Landmark Award.

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October 31, 2002
A World of Business at Smith

Brian Wallace is American, studying for an MBA at the Smith School of Business, and spending the fall semester at a business school in Germany. Norma Athamary is Peruvian, studying for an MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, now spending a semester abroad in the U.S. at Smith.

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January 31, 2002
Students from Australia and Poland Visit Smith School

The campus, the professors, the technology - 40 MBA and undergraduate business students from Australia and Poland are impressed by it all.

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March 31, 2001
Smith Students Place Second in Venture Capital Competition

A team of five talented Smith School MBA students won second place at the fourth annual Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC ). The competition was held at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (March 29-31, 2001).

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