Students in the Information Technology and Business Transformation Fellows program (iTBT) met recently in Van Munching Hall with four representatives, including a Smith School alum, from Grant Thornton LLP, the sixth largest accounting and advisory organization in the U.S.
The MBA Consulting Club at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business organized its annual signature event, the Consulting Forum, Sept. 23, 2016, in Van Munching Hall. The forum featured representatives from top consulting firms and aimed at facilitating an open dialogue between students and alumni in the industry.
Smith School finance David Kass follows the money in gauging the U.S. presidential outcome. He says bettors give Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the edge heading into her second debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump. “PredictWise, a prediction market aggregator, shows that people with money on the line are betting that Clinton will win with a probability of 80 percent,” Kass says.
Victor Mullins, associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently interviewed Smith Sophomore Perveen Gulati ’19 to discuss how she is “pioneering her path” during her Smith journey. She is earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems.
There's a sort of perfect storm that's battering initial public offerings this year, with cheap debt, market volatility, alternative capital providers and a more "millennial" entrepreneur all dampening the market for stock debuts.
U.S. companies completed just 68 IPOs this year, as of mid-September, compared to 135 by the same point in 2015 and well behind 2014’s pace and total of 263.