To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the most important festival in eastern Asian countries, Smith's Asian MBA Association (AMBAA) sponsored its first "Day of Asia" party for the Smith community.
BusinessWeek online's "MBA Insider" cites the Smith School as one of 13 business schools receiving "high marks from graduates for exceptional marketing coursework as part of an MBA." The "MBA Insider," recently introduced by BusinessWeek, is a premium online guide that gives readers detailed information about b-school programs, applications, interviews, admissions, alumni advancement and other topics of interest to potential MBA students.
On February 3, 2004, five Smith School accounting students were awarded scholarships from The Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA) for their outstanding academic achievements. Michelle Fernheimer, Michelle Gardner, Kuo-Sheing Lee, Paula Sparacino, and Daniel Volk were selected among 34 total scholarship winners. The total amount awarded was $22,020.
The MBA program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is ranked #18 among all U.S. MBA programs in the Financial TimesMBA 2004 rankings, published Jan. 26. The influential rankings place Smiths MBA program #4 among those of all U.S. public business schools and #27 in the world.
All 330 second-year Smith part-time MBA students joined for the first time at the inaugural Part-time MBA Case Competition's final round on Jan. 17 in College Park. It was a cold and blustery afternoon, but the weather helped set the mood for what was to come analysis of a Harvard Business Review general management case about ice cream!