Two incoming Smith School MBA students have received book fellowships through the memorial fund created to honor two Smith MBA students killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
The chance to make a real impact on the community attracted six Smith School MBA students to choose the Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) for their MBA Consulting project. The students, all members of the schools Net Impact club, were recognized this month for their exemplary work with the PTTC.
The Smith School first offered its part-time MBA program in Washington, D.C., only 18 months ago, but its success has made the program grow by leaps and bounds. The school launched the evening component in fall 2000 with 98 students. The weekend component followed in fall 2001. Today, the Washington location in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center boasts 239 part-time MBA students on evenings and weekends.
The Smith School received national attention January 23 when members of the school's Mayer Fund appeared on CNBC's Power Lunch. The MBA students, who manage the fund to gain "real world" experience, were interviewed on the nationally televised program during a two-day field trip to New York City. Students Suzanne Pardue, one of the fund's three portfolio managers, and Will Thorpe, a technology analyst, spoke for the group during the live, six-minute interview, while the other fund members appeared behind them.
The campus, the professors, the technology 40 MBA and undergraduate business students from Australia and Poland are impressed by it all. Coming from 110-degree temperatures in Australia, through heightened security (even shoe checks), 31 students from RMIT University (the former Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and nine students from the Polish-American Center at the University of Lodz arrived in the United States in January for a two-week academic study program at the Smith School.
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.