Alain Desvignes’ work experience spans 15 years. While studying as an EMBA student at the Smith School in Beijing, Alain served as director of operations at Ozonia, SUEZ Group, and was responsible for the operations across Asia.
Children are playing outside on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, but inside the Weeksville Heritage Center, young women from underserved local communities are vying for startup capital in a unique Shark Tank-like competition.
There are some really exciting events coming up at Smith that are particularly well-suited for EMBA alumni, from a Meet the Author cocktail party to the annual EMBA Happy Hour.
There is a lot of alumni news this time, with new updates on alumni from all EMBA cohorts from cohort 4 through cohort 12.
The executive MBA program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has repeated as a top 10 program among U.S. schools in the Financial Times EMBA rankings for 2016.
The MBA Consulting Club at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business organized its annual signature event, the Consulting Forum, Sept. 23, 2016, in Van Munching Hall. The forum featured representatives from top consulting firms and aimed at facilitating an open dialogue between students and alumni in the industry.
The number of out-of-court deals in federal charges of corporate crimes has soared to record-setting highs, where major companies pay large fines for criminal wrongdoing but no one goes to jail. Brandon Garrett, the Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, delved into the complex deals that take place between the U.S. justice system and the corporate world in a standing-room-only event hosted by the University of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime (C-BERC...
Far too often, women’s success stories are excluded from the world of business. Dream, Girl helped to change that narrative in an exclusive showing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, sponsored by the school’s Office of Diversity Initiatives on Sept. 12, 2016.
On Sept. 12, 2016, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated its partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce by hosting a discussion about "Maryland Open for Business" with Mike Gill, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, and Smith School Dean Alex Triantis. More than 100 students, faculty, staff, and local partners attended the event, which was sponsored by the school’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Office of Global Initiatives (OGI).
During b-school you learn about all sorts of business acronyms, from BATNA to SWOT. But how do you get around VMH (Van Munching Hall)? Here’s a quick guide to frequently used acronyms for academic departments, centers and offices at UMD-Smith.