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Visitors Program

On-Campus Visits with Smith Ambassadors

Prospective students are invited to come and visit Smith! During one of our Visitors Program events, attendees will visit a class, have lunch with current students, and will attend presentations from our admissions team, a current student, and our Office of Career Services. Those in attendance will also receive an application fee waiver. One admitted student that attends a Visitors Program will receive a $20,000 scholarship!

These visits are a great opportunity to experience our diverse learning environment and to witness the top-notch instruction by our faculty. Having the opportunity to meet with current Smith MBA's is also an invaluable chance for candidates to view the program from the perspective of a current student. We believe that the best way for candidates to learn about our program here at Smith is to experience it first hand!

Fall 2018 Schedule

Please click on the links below to register.

September 18, 2018

Data-Driven Decision Making
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.

Financial Management
The finance core. Focuses on the valuation of the real assets of firms, how they are financed, and the valuation of stocks and bonds, the primary financial assets in an economy. The core stresses the three conceptual foundations of valuation: time value of money, no-arbitrage, and systematic risk.

September 25, 2018

Data-Driven Decision Making
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.

Financial Management
The finance core. Focuses on the valuation of the real assets of firms, how they are financed, and the valuation of stocks and bonds, the primary financial assets in an economy. The core stresses the three conceptual foundations of valuation: time value of money, no-arbitrage, and systematic risk.

September 26, 2018

Global Strategy
Focuses on the "strategic" and "organizational" questions that a company must address as it globalizes its footprint. Among the questions that will be addressed are: What are the potential benefits, costs, and risks associated with going abroad? What differentiates a "global" from a "multidomestic" industry? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context?

Financial Restructuring
Focuses on identifying ways to increase firm value through corporate restructuring. Specific topics include: mergers and tender offers, spin-offs, carve-outs, divestitures, takeover defense strategies, leveraged buy-outs, and international acquisitions. Additionally, the theory, practice and empirical evidence related to each of these topics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on valuation analysis and strategic considerations.

October 2, 2018

Data-Driven Decision Making
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.

Financial Management
The finance core. Focuses on the valuation of the real assets of firms, how they are financed, and the valuation of stocks and bonds, the primary financial assets in an economy. The core stresses the three conceptual foundations of valuation: time value of money, no-arbitrage, and systematic risk.

October 3, 2018

Global Strategy
Focuses on the "strategic" and "organizational" questions that a company must address as it globalizes its footprint. Among the questions that will be addressed are: What are the potential benefits, costs, and risks associated with going abroad? What differentiates a "global" from a "multidomestic" industry? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context?

Financial Restructuring
Focuses on identifying ways to increase firm value through corporate restructuring. Specific topics include: mergers and tender offers, spin-offs, carve-outs, divestitures, takeover defense strategies, leveraged buy-outs, and international acquisitions. Additionally, the theory, practice and empirical evidence related to each of these topics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on valuation analysis and strategic considerations.

November 8, 2018

Innovation and Product Development
Focuses on the development of innovations - new products or new services - from the perspective of a marketer. For an innovation to be successful in the market, it has to be customer-centric: hence, in this course, we study how to develop and bring to market elegant and efficient solutions to strong customer needs. This is a fundamental business challenge, faced while working in a startup or in an established company; when developing a new product or a new service; and when serving customers who are individuals or large corporations.

Data-Driven Decision Making
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.

December 6, 2018

Innovation and Product Development
Focuses on the development of innovations - new products or new services - from the perspective of a marketer. For an innovation to be successful in the market, it has to be customer-centric: hence, in this course, we study how to develop and bring to market elegant and efficient solutions to strong customer needs. This is a fundamental business challenge, faced while working in a startup or in an established company; when developing a new product or a new service; and when serving customers who are individuals or large corporations.

Data-Driven Decision Making
Analytical modeling of business decisions; uncertainty, risk and expected utility; regression modeling to infer relationships among variables.