For the 21st year, freshmen at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business who are in the Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) program spent their first full day on campus participating in the Annual College Park Scholars Service Day. To date, 18,980 College Park Scholars from all programs have collaborated with 610 community partners and provided over 66,130 hours of volunteer effort. Freshmen are joined by upper class student team leaders, UMD staff and faculty.
Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett’s 86th birthday on Tuesday prompted a CNBC writer to explore Buffett’s interpretation of luck as a success factor in business. Buffett discussed the topic in a 2013 meeting with MBAs, including a group led by Smith School professor David Kass. He took notes in 2013 and summarized Buffett’s take for CNBC this week. Kass says Buffett has stressed the importance of luck
On Women’s Equality Day last week at the White House, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, General Motors and other big U.S. companies signed an “Equal Pay Pledge” to close the gender pay gap for their employees. But methods of measuring success include many unintended consequences. The most efficient approach, based on the current standard of "equal pay for equal work," is sometimes counterintuitive, new Smith School research shows.
On the blistering morning of Aug. 27, 2016, the Smith Freshman Class of 2020 congregated on the steps of the Xfinity Center, hounding for a place in the shade before reluctantly taking a class picture under the unrelenting sun. Yet, there was an excitement in the air not to be thwarted even by the heat. It was the kickoff event of the year: the Smith Leadership Institute, a day of inspirational storytelling on the importance of self-branding and networking.
Brent Goldfarb propels innovation in his entrepreneurship course. He knows there’s no better way to enhance students’ entrepreneurial prowess than to start and execute a business in 10-weeks flat – all the while in constant competition against their classmates.