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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.

The Stock Market Is Not the Economy

To look at the major indices on the New York Stock Exchange, you might think – depending on the day – that the economy is doing OK. It's not.

Jul 30, 2020
‘De-Sinicization’ and Manufacturing in China

How will de-sinicization and the new challenges in manufacturing change the world's second-largest economy? 

Jul 28, 2020
Why Gold Prices Have Been on the Rise

The price of gold is up more than 30% year-over-year. Our expert examines what it means for investors.

Jul 28, 2020
Back-To-School Shopping In a Pandemic

Every July and August, parents across the country prepare their school-age kids with the usual back-to-school goods: gleaming new sneakers, a fresh backpack, binders, paper and packs of bright yellow pencils. Not so much this year.

Jul 23, 2020
Rebranding Washington's NFL Franchise

Moving forward on a positive note will be tricky, because the organization resisted the move for years, begging the question, 'Why did it take so long to get here?'

Jul 14, 2020
How To Manage Your Post-Covid Office Reentry

As employees gradually return to their offices, some are finding the transition a bit rocky. Our expert offers some advice.

Jul 13, 2020
Financial Risks This Hurricane Season

Hurricane intensity and frequency this year is likely to have significant impact on mortgage default risk. That means implications for the housing market, investors in credit risk and homeowners.

Jul 13, 2020
The Remote-Work Guide To Difficult Conversations

These past few months of remote work have been challenging, for sure. And emotional intelligence has never been more important.

Jul 09, 2020
2020’s Midyear Stocks To Watch

David Kass’ stock picks tend to outperform the market. Here is his latest list of stocks to watch.

Jul 01, 2020
What Young People Should Know About Money

It’s different when you graduate in a pandemic era. Some things haven’t changed, however, like the personal finance advice that young professionals should follow.

Jun 30, 2020

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