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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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

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.

Strategy, Psychology Behind Effective Negotiating

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 Way Forward

From the earliest weeks of the pandemic, Maryland Smith’s Nicole Coomber was noticing a worrying trend. Upwardly mobile professionals across her social media networks were opting to step back from their careers, overwhelmed by the new demands of their work lives and home lives.

After the ‘Great Resignation,’ How To Have a Great Negotiation

In August alone, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs, the most since the Labor Department began tracking these stats 20 years ago. They join the 16 million Americans who had handed in their resignations over the previous four months, another record. Some were burned out—exhausted by pandemic stresses and added workload at home and at work. Others were rejecting return-to-the-office mandates, seeking work with greater flexibility. After 18 months of toiling in a pandemic, expectations about what makes a good job had altered.

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