College Park, Md. August 18, 2006 - The undergraduate program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is ranked among the best in the nation with the school ranked as No. 18 in the United States according to the latest U.S. News & World Report college ranking report released on August 18, 2006.
Several Robert H. Smith School of Business freshmen got to know their classmates even before the fall semester began Aug. 30. The approximately 250 first-year students played games, bonded over meals and helped each other complete a ropes course and climbing wall as part of their orientation to the Smith Undergraduate Fellows Program.
Carly Fiorina, former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 1980 MBA graduate of the Smith School, delivered the keynote address at the Smith School's commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2006.
Carly Fiorina, former chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 1980 MBA graduate of the Smith School, delivered the keynote address at the Smith Schools commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2006.
The Smith School hosted the taping of the national television program CEO Exchange on May 2, 2006. During the taping, five Smith MBA students had the opportunity to ask questions of the shows guests, Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television, and Bill Marriott, CEO of Marriott International Inc. There's also a great video tour of the Smith School's Van Munching Hall.
Two current Robert H. Smith School of Business students and a recent alumnus were among the top winners of the sixth annual University of Maryland $50K Business Plan Competition that wrapped up Friday, April 7, 2006.
The University of Maryland, College Park, celebrated its eighth annual Maryland Day on Saturday, April 29, attracting 75,000 visitors to campus. The Smith School welcomed visitors on McKeldin Mall, with the day's most popular giveaway - a Smith School/Testudo beach ball. In Van Munching Hall, visitors were able to tour the state-of-the-art building and attend an undergraduate program information session...
For the past 20 years, the Smith School has been honoring and rewarding outstanding faculty members, instructors and PhD students for their teaching excellence. The Smith School community submitted 124 nominations for 58 teachers for the 2005-06 Krowe/Legg Mason Teaching Awards and 10 emerged as winners. (see list below)
A group of honors students from the Smith School made Hong Kong their classroom in January, experiencing first-hand how global developments impact business.
Sensitivity to others is more important than ever in a globally networked economy where every day you may work with people whose culture and backgrounds differ from your own. Jack Jetmund, the vice chair of Booz Allen Hamilton's GLOBE (a forum for gay, lesbian and bisexual employees), found that out for himself when he wore a pink shirt to a client meeting, only to be greeted with a disparaging remark about his sexual orientation.