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 14, 2021
Traveling Virtually, As Global Consulting Fellows

Students in the Robert H. Smith School of Business's Global Consulting Fellows program "traveled" virtually to Italy recently to connect with their corporate clients – Garmont, a recreational footwear company; D.B.

Read News Story : Traveling Virtually, As Global Consulting Fellows
May 14, 2021
Center for Global Business Closes Out the Virtual Academic Year 2020-21

The Center for Global Business (CGB) successfully closed out a fully virtual 2020-21 academic year delivering programming that continued to support its mission of being the driving force behind global learning at Maryland Smith.

Read News Story : Center for Global Business Closes Out the Virtual Academic Year 2020-21
May 14, 2021
SEC Chair Kicks Off Annual Conference on Financial Regulation

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler is looking to the future – one oriented around the intersection of finance and technology, climate change and human capital.

Read News Story : SEC Chair Kicks Off Annual Conference on Financial Regulation
May 14, 2021
Undergrads Excel in ‘Renewable Energy’ Datathon

Industry Experts Help Coach, Evaluate Maryland Smith Students Through 2-Week Analytics Competition

A team of Maryland Smith undergraduates from an "Introduction to Optimization" class earned first place in the annual Datathon organized by the Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) with support from Deloitte.

Read News Story : Undergrads Excel in ‘Renewable Energy’ Datathon
May 7, 2021
FlyWheel Digital Hosts Virtual Site Visit with Maryland Smith Students

The Center for Global Business organized a virtual site visit with FlyWheel Digital for ten Maryland Smith students as part of the second International Business (IB) Trek in Maryland on Friday, April 30, 2021.

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May 6, 2021
Maryland Smith to Host Maryland Business Adapts Roundtable on June 3

Company Leaders, Exporting Experts to Discuss Best Practices in Global Business Perseverance Through COVID Disruption

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May 5, 2021
The Dingman Center Announces Its Virtual Terp Startup Accelerator 2021 Cohort

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 16 University of Maryland student teams into its Terp Startup Accelerator summer program. This is now the program's seventh consecutive year, with the largest cohort to date.

Read News Story : The Dingman Center Announces Its Virtual Terp Startup Accelerator 2021 Cohort
May 5, 2021
Winning Team Soars With Drones at 2021 Pitch Dingman Competition

From Food to Tutoring to Technica (or Online Events), Student Entrepreneurs Take Home More Than $70K in Seed Funding

Drones helped two University of Maryland undergrads fly away with the grand prize at last night’s 2021 Pitch Dingman competition.

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May 3, 2021
How Being LGBTQ+ Can Be A Superpower When Going Abroad

Pride Month Event Encourages LGBTQ+ Students To Have Global Experiences

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April 29, 2021
Center for Global Business Awards 2021 PhD International Research Award

The Center for Global Business announces that Roxanne Jaffe, a doctoral candidate in the department of management and organization, has received the 2021 PhD International Research Award. The award is funded by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S.

Read News Story : Center for Global Business Awards 2021 PhD International Research Award
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