News at Smith

Sep 01, 2004

Gerard Hoberg, assistant professor of finance, is one of many academians exploring the lines between ethical and unethical conduct in the wake of the spectacular corporate scandals of recent times. In his paper, “Strategic Underwriting in Initial Public Offers,” Hoberg examines IPO underpricing, partial adjustment phenomenon and underwriter persistence. His is believed to be the first study to document that some underwriters persistently experience initial returns that are higher than others—significantly higher, in fact.

Aug 25, 2004

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business provided Nextel BlackBerry 7510 wireless handheld devices to all of its full-time MBA students at the start of the fall 2004 semester. The objective of the groundbreaking initiative is to encourage Smith School MBAs to explore the potential of always on technology and to teach them how to leverage such technology in the educational experience.

Aug 20, 2004

The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked among the nations top business schools by U.S. News & World Report in its America's Best Colleges 2005 report, released Friday, August 20. The Smith School, which is ranked #20 overall, also earned top-20 rankings in six specialty categories.

Aug 20, 2004

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new PhD candidates in fall 2004, bringing the total number of students in the doctoral program to 115. This years students come to Smith from the United States as well as India, Turkey, China, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Aug 16, 2004

Sprinting, jumping and hurdling, nearly 160 students representing 22 countries came together on August 16, 2004, in Van Munching Hall to begin their two-year pursuit of the coveted Smith School MBA degree. The weeklong orientation for the Class of 2006, whose collective favorite Olympic sport is track and field, featured keynote speakers, team-building exercises, career planning, and networking events.


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