Facing real-world corporate challenges, working on a team to find solutions and presenting the findings within a few days to knowledgeable and invested professionals is a tough way to earn a grade – and some money. But that is exactly what more than two dozen undergraduate finance majors did on April 6, 2018, when they participated in the Emerging CFOs Case Competition. Similar annual events are a big part of what provides the one-year Emerging CFOs Fellows Program with an experiential edge and connects students to experts in the field.
“What course of action would YOU recommend when confronted with a challenging and complicated business issue without clear-cut solutions?”
That is the question that more than 40 finance students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were recently asked to answer and defend when presented with a real-life situation while visiting the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The students were led by David Kass, clinical professor of finance and faculty
Many CEOs sleep with their smartphones on the nightstand next to their beds. Some even sleep with it in their beds. Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert prefers to keep hers downstairs at night. "Disconnect yourself every once in a while," she told an overflow crowd on March 14, 2018, during the CEO@Smith speaker series at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You work hard, but you need to find time to take care of yourself.”
The European Union is an “anti-democratic monster” or a “successful bloc of nations,” depending who you asked on April 5, 2018, at a nationalism versus globalism debate at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Brexit architect Nigel Farage said nations do best when they put their own interests first, while former Mexican President Vicente Fox said everyone wins when nations work together.
Poets & Quants for Undergrads’ “The Best and Brightest Business Majors – Class of 2018” features two seniors from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Sarina Haryanto and Cece Ukejianya are profiled among 100 of the top business majors, nationally, in the Class of 2018.