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. The IB Trek in Maryland provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate Maryland Smith students to learn from Maryland-headquartered companies about how they do business across borders and their industry and business culture, all while highlighting international business originating from Maryland.
In a year like no other for the markets, a team of Maryland Smith undergraduates showed that they can succeed no matter what the circumstances.
Over the span of a year, beginning in April 2020, 10 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business led the Lemma Senbet Fund to outperform the S&P 500 by 12%, growing it to just above $1.5 million.
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It’s been a tough year to make predictions in financial markets, but Maryland Smith MBA students have been up to the challenge. In the 12 months beginning April 2020, Maryland Smith’s team of Mayer Fund full-time MBA students helped the fund outperform the S&P 500 by 14.79% and grow it to roughly $7 million through appreciation and investment decisions.
As the first “Do Good” campus in the United States, the University of Maryland encourages its students and alumni to work to make a lasting, positive impact wherever they go. Few alumni “do good” better than L. Seth Statler, MBA ’87, who has dedicated a 30-year career to honoring fallen firefighters and helping their families.