A new $10 million gift from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation will support MBA scholarships, undergraduate leadership programs and facility enhancements for the Smith School. The gift, announced in September 2015, will also continue to fund the school's Center for Social Value Creation.
Smith Business Magazine: Spring 2016
Spring 2016 edition of Smith Business magazine.
The Forté Foundation has included Smith on a list of “16 elite business schools” with at least 35 percent women in their full-time MBA intakes for fall 2015. Overall, women comprised 39 percent of new full-time MBA enrollment at Smith, up from 34 percent in fall 2014.
Four Smith alumni are representing the United States in a 10-month immersive internship and learning program in Dubai. The program, comprised of 40 international graduates, is sponsored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai.
Smith School marketing professor Rebecca Ratner reached millions of news consumers with her study on the upsides of solo consumerism. Overall, Ratner’s research generated more than 100 media placements, earning her the inaugural Research Communicator Impact Award from the University of Maryland's Division of Research.
The Smith School has teamed up with the American Bankers Association to deliver three new executive education programs addressing anti-money laundering, fraud management and enterprise risk management.
College leaders need to act more quickly if they don't want to be swept aside by emerging technologies, Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas Jr. argues in a new book.
Word spread quickly about the Smith School’s online MBA program, launched in January 2014. After attracting 70 students during the inaugural year, enrollment more than doubled to 158 in 2015.
Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55 shared the foundational values for his business at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership on Sept. 29, 2015.
As a 28-year-old widow, the grandmother of William “Billy” Greenblatt, English ’79, started riding in the back of a mail truck to her New York City post office job to save the subway fare and better provide for her children. “She instilled a value system about working hard and helping others,” the commencement keynote speaker told graduates during Smith’s 2015 winter commencement on Dec. 20, 2015.