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.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has won the 2003 national Outstanding Entrepreneurship Course of the Year award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) for its groundbreaking course in which MBA students work with the $20-million New Markets Growth Fund (NMGF).
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!
A new study on prolific authors in accounting literature cites Lawrence A. Gordon, Smith's Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance and director of the Ph.D. Program, as the world's 35th most prolific author in the field of accounting, placing him among the top one percent.