On April 19, 2018, the Accounting and Information Assurance Department (AIA) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Accounting Teaching Scholars (ATS) reception and dinner. The event honored the current class of ATS fellows, welcomed the newly selected students into the program, celebrated ATS alumni and offered appreciation for the program’s corporate partners. It was hosted by the AIA department chair Martin Loeb and the faculty champions of the ATS program, Progyan Basu and Gary Bulmash.
Smith School undergraduates have many opportunities to develop their global mindset, including through study abroad. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to expand their network, gain skills needed to compete in a global economy, and discover a new sense of adaptability. Applications for 2019 short-term and semester programs are open now.
On May 3, 2018, Professor Zeinab Karake will receive the “Distinguished Faculty Member” Award at the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Banquet. Smith seniors overwhelmingly nominated her for this honor:
“ … [She] really cares about her students and always does the best for them.”
“Karake goes the extra mile to care for her students outside of an academic perspective. She genuinely wants to aid students in their future endeavors.”
Facing real-world corporate challenges, working on a team to find solutions and presenting the findings within a few days to knowledgeable and invested professionals is a tough way to earn a grade – and some money. But that is exactly what more than two dozen undergraduate finance majors did on April 6, 2018, when they participated in the Emerging CFOs Case Competition. Similar annual events are a big part of what provides the one-year Emerging CFOs Fellows Program with an experiential edge and connects students to experts in the field.
On March 3, 2017, Kara Gordon, now a junior double majoring in supply chain management and marketing, attended the Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) in Van Munching Hall.
“What course of action would YOU recommend when confronted with a challenging and complicated business issue without clear-cut solutions?”
That is the question that more than 40 finance students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were recently asked to answer and defend when presented with a real-life situation while visiting the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The students were led by David Kass, clinical professor of finance and faculty...
Many CEOs sleep with their smartphones on the nightstand next to their beds. Some even sleep with it in their beds. Deloitte CEO, Cathy Engelbert prefers to keep hers downstairs at night. "Disconnect yourself every once in a while," she told an overflow crowd on March 14, 2018, during the CEO@Smith speaker series at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “You work hard, but you need to find time to take care of yourself.”
Poets & Quants for Undergrads’ “The Best and Brightest Business Majors – Class of 2018” features two seniors from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Sarina Haryanto and Cece Ukejianya are profiled among 100 of the top business majors, nationally, in the Class of 2018.
To make it as a woman in the male-dominated finance industry, you have to be assertive. And key to that is having – or faking – confidence, says Marguerita M. Cheng, CEO of investment advisory firm Blue Ocean Wealth.
"I learned to assert myself through the skills that I have," says Cheng, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cheng began her career on Wall Street as an analyst, but wanted to work more closely with clients. She became a Certified Financial Planner and transitioned into wealth management...
All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, clinical, Professor of the Practice, lecturer, adjunct, or PhD student) for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 16, 2018, and awards will be presented in May.