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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.

Summer Reading List 2020

It's the 17th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders – your summer reading guide as recommended by Maryland Smith's faculty experts.

May 27, 2020
Foreclosure Wave Ahead?

Among the newest worries to the economy in this coronavirus pandemic? A rise in mortgage delinquencies.

May 21, 2020
Passport to Your ‘Safecation’

This summer is likely to be a lot different than previous ones, but you should still take time off, if you can. Our expert explains why – and how.

May 20, 2020
How To Impress When Your New Job Is Remote

Starting a new job or an internship under a work-from-home mandate? Here are 11 things you can do to stand out, virtually.

May 14, 2020
What Worries Warren Buffett?

He once urged investors to, 'Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.' Here's how Buffett is investing now.

May 12, 2020
When You Discover Your Spouse’s Annoying Work Persona

People who are able to work from home during the pandemic are seeing their spouses’ work personalities in action, sometimes for the first time, The Information reports. And what they are discovering can be pretty jarring.

May 11, 2020
Room To Improve on Zoom?

Maryland Smith videographer offers a guide on how to achieve good lighting and framing, how to talking naturally to the camera and how to avoid all those interruptions.

May 08, 2020
COVID-19 and African Economies

COVID-19, with its staggering economic fallout, is 'the greatest global crisis of the century,' Lemma Senbet explains, in a discussion with IMF and World Bank policy experts.

May 08, 2020
A Method for Assessing Stock-Picking Wisdom

What stocks do the smartest fund managers love, and are they worth knowing? Investors Chronicle recently posed this question and revisited a Russell Wermers co-authored study for an answer.  

May 07, 2020
Pros and Cons of Reopening Businesses Amid COVID-19

States are weighing and implementing plans for reopening their economies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what they should know.

May 06, 2020

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