Smith Experts Offer Tips to Bring to the Negotiating Table in the Wake of Labor Strikes

From coast to coast and across industries, American labor unions are finding strength in numbers to fight for higher pay and increased protections amid soaring living costs and growing pay gaps.

It’s All About the Experience

The Smith School has always known how important experiential learning is for students. These hands-on, immersive experiences and opportunities to solve real problems for real companies help them develop critical thinking skills, greater resilience, and an ability to lead the organizations of the future. Smith has offered this type of learning—both in the classroom and beyond—for years.

MiM Program Closes Successful Year with Student Project Showcase

There’s a reason corporate and non-profit organizations turn to student teams at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business—they know how to translate classroom knowledge to real-world impact. This semester, nine interdisciplinary teams of four to five students from Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Management Studies (MiM) program collaborated with real-world clients through the Experiential Learning course.

The Question You Should Never Ask In a Job Interview

RSE Ventures CEO Matt Higgins says with the Federal Reserve continuing its rate hiking campaign to tame inflation, millions of jobs could be at risk this year. So, he says now is “not” the time to ask a prospective employer what their remote work policy is during a job interview.

Faculty Member Huddles Up with UMD Women’s Basketball Team

For student-athletes, success on the court starts with success in the classroom, and that means professors are an integral part of the game plan. Rellie Derfler-Rozin, associate professor of management and organization and academic director of the Master of Science in Management Studies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business spent a day with the UMD women’s basketball team as part of Maryland Athletics’ guest coaching program.

Smith Launches Online Master of Science in Management Studies (OMiM)

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is launching a new master’s program ideal for recent graduates from any academic background and professionals in any industry seeking a time- and cost-efficient means to develop their foundational business skills.

How to Ask for What You Want Before Taking a Job

Are you looking through the details of a new job offer or planning to ask for a raise with your current employer? The labor shortage and need for good employees means you still have some leverage. And with inflation the highest it’s been in decades; you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to get the salary you deserve. Now’s your chance to negotiate.

Executive Education and Global Resources at Baltimore Innovation Week 2022

Each year, Baltimore expands its reach and reputation as a key hub for business and innovation. In its 11th year, Baltimore Innovation Week celebrates that growth with a week-long showcase of the city’s entrepreneurial spirit.

UMD Smith to Host Building Negotiation Skills Workshop November 2-4 in Washington, D.C.

Negotiation at work is constant – whether with customers, colleagues or bosses. Professionals at all levels should be ready to “think on their feet” when the next situation arises to negotiate – whether in product pricing, partnership agreements or the next job offer, says Professor of Management and Organization Vijaya Venkataramani at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Master of Science in Business and Management program felt like the best foundation for me to gain more business knowledge, while also easing back into talking to people face to face in a professional way again. I would have been too nervous about doing that if I’d chosen to work right after getting my bachelor’s degree.
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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