Undergraduate students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have completed another successful cycle of the faculty-led short-term study abroad programs. This past winter semester, the Center for Global Business offered four programs that explored different topics in social entrepreneurship and innovation, accounting, and quality management across the globe.
Pamela Armstrong is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Smith School. She teaches courses in operations management, supply chain strategy and project management to MBA students. Her areas of interest include service operations, quality, and performance management. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Armstrong ran a management consulting firm that provided operational analysis, strategic planning, and performance management services to federal clients.
Every graduating cohort has students who are shining stars, and it is with great fanfare that Victor Mullins, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, celebrated them on May 3, 3018, at an annual awards banquet. The event also honored a few faculty members who were nominated by seniors and a retiring professor who has been a positive influence on the Undergraduate Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, four undergraduates from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business presented their months-long research findings exploring gender differences in analytics and data science programs compared with other technical disciplines such as engineering and computer science.
This past winter-term, 20 students had the opportunity to learn about design and innovation in the Spanish context. While in Spain, students had a full itinerary of company visits, workshops, and cultural activities. In Barcelona, they visited the iconic La Sagrada Familia, took a guided tour of the gothic quarter, and even had the opportunity to meet with local business students. In the capital city of Madrid, students took time to reflect in Retiro Park and enjoyed traditional Spanish tapas. Led by QUEST Honors faculty Dr. Gerald Suarez and Dr. Pamela Armstrong the program focused on introducing students to design concepts from the perspective of companies in various industries. Company visits included Design Thinkers Group, TransfoLAB, and Metropoli Ecosystems.
The Smith School is happy to welcome the following new professors to the school:
Accounting & Information Assurance
- Ph.D., Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- M.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
- B.S., Systems Engineering, University of Arizona