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April 12, 2024
Two Generous Alumni Gifts Received to Support Smith Strategic Plan

Two Robert H. Smith School of Business alumni are giving back in support of the Smith School strategic plan to reimagine learning. 

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April 9, 2024
Smith’s Flex MBA Among Top 10 in Nation in U.S. News & World Report Rankings
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ascends to No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Graduate Schools for its Flex MBA program, spotlighting AI and leadership. Also noteworthy in Smith’s ranking is its Full-Time MBA, No. 41, with strong positions in Information Systems and Management.
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April 8, 2024
Experts Discuss Student Loan Forgiveness at FGCSS
Rising Tuition Sparks $1.65 Trillion Student Debt Debate" at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business explores solutions for growing student loan burdens. Experts discuss factors behind surging tuition, and loan forgiveness, and propose equitable strategies. The series aims to address economic challenges, attracting policymakers and scholars. Upcoming sessions feature prominent…
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April 5, 2024
The 31st Annual William D. Bradford Banquet Celebrates Diversity and Community at the Smith School
The Robert H. Smith School of Business recently held the 31st William D. Bradford Banquet, honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. Spirit of Excellence Awards were presented to outstanding students and faculty members, emphasizing their commitment to fostering excellence. Distinguished alumni stressed the importance of allyship and advocacy for career success.
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March 29, 2024
The High Five: March 2024
Discover groundbreaking research at Smith School's AI Symposium, showcasing the AI Maps project tracking job trends across the U.S. Explore finance through the Grand Challenges Speaker Series dissecting the federal budget. Uncover the innovative Mortgage Climate Risk Analyzer. Meet the new faculty shaping marketing, finance, and information technology.
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March 28, 2024
How to Succeed in Business With AI on Your Side

Artificial intelligence is transforming business and the way people work. To succeed in this new world, you’ll have to embrace AI. And that means everyone – not just those in tech jobs – will need to know how to work with AI.

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March 28, 2024
Smith MQF Team Excels in ‘Credit Risk Transfer’ Project for Freddie Mac
In a notable academic endeavor, students from Smith's Master of Quantitative Finance program undertook an experiential learning project, crafting a model for valuing credit risk transfer (CRT) securities for Freddie Mac. Led by Professor Clifford Rossi, their rigorous methodology and innovative approach signal advancements in mortgage finance.
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March 20, 2024
Smith’s Faulkender Addresses the ‘US Fiscal Situation’ in Congressional Hearing
Michael Faulkender, Dean's Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on "The Fiscal Situation of the United States." Faulkender, a former Treasury Department official, addressed economic recovery, inflation, and fiscal policies. He also hosts the Finance Grand Challenges Speaker Series,…
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March 14, 2024
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying
Stranded on a dark roadside, Oliver Schlake challenges students near Baltimore to survive with only a trash bag's contents. Through hands-on exercises like wilderness scavenging, Business, Society, and Economy students at the University of Maryland hone creative problem-solving skills with Professor Schlake's guidance. Discover more about their innovative approach.
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March 12, 2024
Smith’s Justice for Fraud Victims Offering Pro Bono Control Risk Assessment for Nonprofits, Small Firms
Justice for Fraud Victims (JFV) at UMD offers pro bono risk assessments for small businesses and nonprofits. Led by Samuel Handwerger, CPA-supervised assessments identify control weaknesses, providing pragmatic solutions without budget increases. Launched in 2023, JFV engages students in real fraud cases, supported by local law enforcement.
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