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The lifeblood of a business school is its faculty, and at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business our faculty members are inspiring, supportive and world-class. We are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Our teaching and research equips students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

Data Science, Machine Learning and the Looming Shakeup

Potential pitfalls of machine learning include bias and unequal benefits. In healthcare, these stakes are especially serious.

Jan 21, 2021
Job Seeking? How to Have an A+ Reference

Job hunting is never easy. But with a little help from others, it can be. Here's what you should know when reaching out to members of your network for a job reference.

Jan 20, 2021
Are We There Yet: What Happened to the Driverless Revolution?

Just a few years ago, the driverless car revolution seemed inevitable. But time passed and drivers are no closer than they were then to sitting in fully driverless vehicles. Maryland Smith's David Kirsch shares the roadmap for what happened to the driverless car dream and where it's going.

Jan 20, 2021
Why Brands Are Rethinking Their Political Giving

Several corporations say they're halting or suspending donations to the 147 lawmakers who voted against certifying the election.

Jan 13, 2021
Why Did Stocks Surge After the Capitol Violence?

Markets abhor uncertainty. So why were investors buying stocks after a day of violence and chaos at the U.S. Capitol? 

Jan 13, 2021
Americans Are Moving Less, And Not Because of COVID

It's a trend that's decades in the making. Americans aren't changing jobs as much as they used to.

Jan 08, 2021
The Trends That Will Shape Marketing in 2021

What are the major trends that will affect business and marketing in 2021?

Jan 08, 2021
Q&A: What’s Next, After Europe’s Deal With China?

The European Union and China have a new trade deal. What are the impliations of the agreement, including for the United States?

Jan 06, 2021
Cold Chain

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine must stay super cold – between -112° and -76°F. Here's what that means for the vaccine supply chain.

Dec 23, 2020
High Time for Changing How Pot Is Taxed?

Fifteen states now have legal medical and recreational pot use, 21 have legal medical use, and just 14 say cannabis is not legal for any reason.

Dec 15, 2020

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