Office of Transformational Learning

The Office of Transformational Learning (OTL) serves as a strategic partner with Smith faculty and leadership to support high quality instruction and create innovative learning opportunities for our students. At our core, we create courses and curricula that challenge students to assess complex business problems and deliver innovative solutions.

We partner with large and small firms, as well as non-profits to co-create experiential learning opportunities for students. We support the Smith school's premier faculty in designing next-generation courses and curricula. We also facilitate the school's assurance of learning efforts, oversee a robust and rigorous internship program, and teach a series of management consulting courses.

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Behavioral Laboratory

The Smith Behavioral Laboratory and the adjacent Eye Tracking & Team Processes Lab provide Smith School faculty and PhD experimenters with resources to conduct research on human behavior.

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Financial Markets Laboratory

In a global marketplace driven by complex and often interconnected forces, and by rapid and continual technological change, financial markets can shift in a keystroke.

At the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, we give students hands-on training in the cutting-edge software and data products they will need to track, understand and trade in the global financial markets.

Two pioneering Financial Markets Labs at the Smith School are equipped with real-time and historical data and econometric analytical tools provided by leading industry vendors. The labs also feature data on equity, fixed income and commodity markets that are displayed on four electronic boards and two electronic stock tickers.

Our Financial Markets Teaching Theater, equipped with 32 personal-computer terminals and 64 seats, is used mainly for teaching classes.

Our Financial Markets Data Center, equipped with 16 PC terminals and 32 seats, is an open lab that lets students use real-time and historical financial accounting data, and macro- and micro-economic data, to conduct research and complete projects and assignments. They also can build and test investment portfolios using professional software packages.

In our Financial Markets Labs, students learn where to find information, and how to use best-of-class products to retrieve that information, increasing their understanding of financial instruments and markets.

At the Smith School, our students are wired into the technology they need to navigate the global financial markets.

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