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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 master's, 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.

Jun 04, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research


Christine Beckman, associate professor of management and organization, earned her PhD from Stanford University. She focuses her research on organizational learning and change, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship (for-profit and education), social and interorganizational networks, organizational growth and survival, and technology and communication. 

Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance, earned his PhD from Yale. His research interests include corporate finance, security issuance, payout policy, industrial organization, and empirical asset pricing. 

Nagpurnanand Prabhala, associate professor of finance, earned his PhD from New York University. His research interests include empirical corporate finance and financial econometrics. He has written on several topics including self-selection, event studies, payout policy, executive compensation, financial fraud, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and IPOs. 

Michael Kimbrough, associate professor of accounting and information assurance, earned his PhD from Indiana University in Bloomington. His research focuses on corporate financial reporting, with particular emphases on firms’ voluntary disclosure practices and on accounting for intangible investment.  

Goudong (Gordon) Gao, associate professor of decision, operations and information technologies, earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include IT's impact on health care and innovation, and the transparency in service quality. 

Siva Viswanathan, associate professor of information systems and co-director of the Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS), earned his PhD from New York University. His research focuses on emerging issues related to online firms and markets, and on analyzing the competitive and strategic implications of new information and communication technologies.

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