The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 50 Australian EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students from RMIT University in Melbourne – one of Australia’s most highly-ranked business schools – from Jan. 4-18, 2014, in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting and immerse themselves in U.S. business culture.
The students attended special lectures with Smith faculty Melissa Carrier, Tom Corsi, Rosellina Ferraro, Brent Goldfarb, P.K. Kannan, Bob Krapfel, Hui, Liao, Jeffrey Miller, Susan Taylor, and Janet Wagner. Site visits included GE Medical Healthcare, the International Monetary Fund, Securities and Exchange Commission, Stanley Black & Decker, and the World Bank.
Smith has hosted this two-week immersion program annually since 2000 and has welcomed more than 650 RMIT students. In addition, RMIT has been one of Smith’s official exchange partners since 2000 and 45 undergraduate and graduate students have been exchanged between the institutions. Smith’s Department of Marketing was also pleased to host RMIT Professor Brian Corbitt as a visiting scholar in 2013.