Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

University of Maryland Business School Wraps Educational Mission into New Documentary

College Park, Md. - April 18, 2008 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is bringing technology themes from its leading programs and research to students and general audiences with a new documentary, now airing nationwide on public television stations. Smith will freely share the program - which explores information technology-enabled transformations - with schools and educators to help teach how firms, markets and industries are rapidly evolving with technological innovations. The Transformation Age: Surviving a Technology Revolution with Robert X.

Smith MBA Students Take Top Honors at Supply Chain and Logistics Competitions

Smith’s newly elected MBA Supply Chain Club (SCC) leaders are entering office with not one but two major victories under their belts. Two teams of first- and second-year MBA students placed first and second at the FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition and Purdue University's Global Supply Chain Case Competition, respectively. Teams were sponsored by Smith’s logistics, business, and public policy department and faculty representative Hugh Turner, Tyser Teaching Fellow.

MBA Leads to Higher Salaries for IT Professionals

College Park, Md. - March 11, 2008 - Firms in the United States value IT professionals MBA degrees much more than IT experience, according to new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. An IT professional with an MBA degree earns 46 percent more than a counterpart with only a bachelors degree and 37 percent more than one with any other masters degree, according to the study, published in this months Management Science journal.

New Research Finds Consumers Save More Than $7B by Shopping on eBay

College Park, Md. - January 28, 2008 - New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business finds that consumers save billions of dollars annually by buying goods through the online auction site eBay more than $7 billion in 2003, according to researchers. The study marks the first time this benefit to the overall economy has been quantified. The flip side of these benefits, however, is that sellers are leaving billions on the table that they could have charged buyers by setting higher prices.

Smith Boasts Six INFORMS Fellows

Michael Fu, professor of management science, and Lawrence Bodin, professor emeritus of management science, have been named as fellows for 2008 by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). This singular honor, awarded to about 2 percent of the organizations 11,000 members, has now been held by six members of the Smith Schools decision and information technologies department. In addition to Fu and Bodin, Saul Gass, professor emeritus of management science; Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science; Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Chair in Management Science; and Dean Howard Frank are past INFORMS fellows.

Smith School Honors Outstanding Teachers with Krowe/Legg Mason Awards

For more than 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Krowe Teaching Award committee, comprised of faculty Smith School faculty members Galit Shmueli, Charley Olson, Mary Harms, and Jeff Kudisch, has announced the following winners and finalists for the 2006-2007 Krowe Teaching Awards and the Legg Mason Award. Nominations were received from students, alumni, deans, department chairs, directors and administrators.

Deadline Closing On Call for Nominations for Robert H. Smith School of Business 2007 Leadership and Excellence Awards

College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.


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