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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.

That $2T Infrastructure Price Tag

Surprised by the high price tag of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure facelift? Here's why you shouldn't be.

Apr 08, 2021
Returning to the Workplace: How do Companies Handle Vaccination Policies?

Companies and organizations across the country are taking their first steps towards bringing employees back to an in-person workplace. But what does that spell in terms of whether and how employees are required to vaccinate? Maryland Smith's Gilad Chen has a few ideas.

Apr 07, 2021
Big Brands Take Aim Over Georgia Voting Laws

Big brands are taking aim at Georgia’s new voting laws. Why it no longer pays for companies to stay on the sidelines, when social issues are at play.

Apr 07, 2021
The Weird New World of NFTs

For those who have regrets about missing out on the rise of cryptocurrency, the next big thing is here – NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. But instead of trading currency, these tokens come in the form of pictures and video clips. While unconventional, they might just be the next digital gold, says Maryland Smith's David Kass.

Mar 31, 2021
Improving Patient Health, One Amazon Alexa at a Time

Imagine a world where your Amazon Alexa checks on you to make sure you’ve taken your medication and alerts your provider with clinically important information. With the advent of new technology such as telehealth, a team of Maryland Smith researchers want to make this a reality, strengthening the connection between patients and providers.

Mar 30, 2021
The Rocket Scientist and the Tax Court Exemption

It’s not rocket science, but could it be a clever scheme to make a living and avoid the IRS?

Mar 23, 2021
Didn’t File Early? 2 New Reasons Why It May Pay To Wait

It's often smart to file your tax returns early. But is that the case this year?

Mar 23, 2021
Lessons from Citi’s Revlon Error

A recent $500 million “clerical error” at Citigroup exposes an inherent weakness in big banks that provides lessons to be learned.

Mar 22, 2021
10 COVID-Era Trends That Are Here To Stay

The pandemic has changed so much about the way we live and work. And some of those changes are here to stay.

Mar 09, 2021
Are Crowdfunding Donations Deductible?

Those crowdfunding contributions you made or received last year, amid the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, are they tax deductible?

Mar 04, 2021

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