Flagship Society Donors

The Smith School has a new display to recognize members of the Flagship Society—donors who have made $250,000+ in lifetime contributions. These visionary supporters play a pivotal role by endowing scholarships, professorships and innovative programs. They are also supporting new and renovated facilities, and making other strategic investments to help cement Smith as a global leader in business education.

Building Smith's Future

Smith School Dean Prabhudev Konana is transforming learning with technological upgrades in Van Munching Hall, including new active-learning classrooms and a cutting-edge virtual teaching studio to support global remote learners.

Speaker Series Addresses and Provides Solutions to the Challenges Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Face

The latest NFIB survey indicates a historic low in small business owner optimism. Senator Cardin and Linda McMahon discuss challenges like stable policies and access to capital. UMD's Smith School of Business lauded for fostering entrepreneurship among students.

The Smith Analytics Consortium’s Annual Datathon Breaks Another Record

The 5th Annual Datathon, hosted by the Smith Analytics Consortium, engaged 370 students in 53 teams, marking a new participation record. The event, aligned with Smith's Strategic Plan, fostered interdisciplinary collaboration and included students from various academic backgrounds.

Distinguished Alumni Bill Boyle ’81 and Dr. Wendy R. Sanhai, MBA ’09, Announced as 2024 Smith School Commencement Speakers

Distinguished alumni Bill Boyle ’81 and Dr. Wendy R. Sanhai, MBA ’09, are the 2024 Smith School Commencement speakers. Boyle, founder of FiberGate Inc., emphasizes entrepreneurship and innovation, while Dr. Sanhai, is a healthcare leader with expertise in biomedical research and business strategy.

Smith School Launches Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has launched the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Business to conduct research and outreach in order to realize the potential of AI through intentional design and governance frameworks centering on human judgment and creativity.

Exploring Global Career Paths: CGB Organizes Trek to International Organizations in D.C.

Students embarked on a pioneering trek to international organizations in Washington D.C., organized by the Center for Global Business. Engaging with industry leaders at the IFC, IDB, OECD, and World Bank, they explored diverse career paths and global development initiatives, fostering connections and insights for future global endeavors.

Two Generous Alumni Gifts Received to Support Smith Strategic Plan

Two Robert H. Smith School of Business alumni are giving back in support of the Smith School strategic plan to reimagine learning.

Smith’s Flex MBA Among Top 10 in Nation in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ascends to No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Graduate Schools for its Flex MBA program, spotlighting AI and leadership. Also noteworthy in Smith’s ranking is its Full-Time MBA, No. 41, with strong positions in Information Systems and Management.

Experts Discuss Student Loan Forgiveness at FGCSS

Rising Tuition Sparks $1.65 Trillion Student Debt Debate" at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business explores solutions for growing student loan burdens. Experts discuss factors behind surging tuition, and loan forgiveness, and propose equitable strategies. The series aims to address economic challenges, attracting policymakers and scholars. Upcoming sessions feature prominent figures examining entrepreneurship and small business.

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