How D.C.-Maryland Restaurants are Adapting to COVID

Restaurateurs and Food Columnist Tim Carman to Discuss Strategies for Survival in a Maryland Smith-Hosted Webinar As restaurants have been particularly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has organized an online panel discussion with restaurateurs who will discuss how they have survived thus far and what others might learn from those experiences. The free event, “Strategies for Survival: How Local Restaurants are Adapting in the Face of COVID,” is 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Busboys, Poets and Pivoting During COVID

Andy Shallal, MBA ’19, has seen first-hand how COVID-19 is impacting the restaurant industry across the greater D.C. region and beyond. Despite the challenges, Shallal believes it’s not time for restaurant and business owners to throw in the towel just yet.

Maryland Smith to Offer Free Business Education Program for Maryland Residents, Businesses

“Maryland Business: Rebooted” Starts Online July 13 To help Marylanders get back into the workforce and prepare for the new economic and business environment, The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has developed an online business program — free to all residents of the state of Maryland. Maryland Business: Rebooted, starts July 13, 2020, and is designed especially for individuals who have been managing or working in small and medium-sized companies.

2019 Summer Reading List

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 16th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty and staff. The 2019 edition covers history, politics, leadership and even strategies for staying focused in a volatile, fast-paced world. Deep Work By Cal Newport

Maryland Smith Online MBA No. 8 in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Maryland Smith has advanced in the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online MBA Programs. The new, No. 8 ranking for 2019 is up from No. 9 last year and places Maryland Smith sixth among public schools. It further “reaffirms the program’s reputation, especially in terms of student engagement” – one of five ranking methodology subcategories where Smith has excelled, says Assistant Dean of Online Programs Judy Frels at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith Among Top 10 Online MBA Programs in 2018

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is No. 9 in U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of the best online MBA programs for 2018. Smith’s online MBA program also was ninth in the same ranking in 2017. Among subcategories, Smith ranks fourth in student engagement. In addition to this area, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and admissions selectivity feed the criteria for the ranking.

By Foot, Bike or Donkey

Economists point to rural Africa, India, China and Eastern Europe as the next big frontiers for multinational corporations. But to be successful in rural developing markets, companies need to customize their approach to the local market in all aspects of their business strategies.

Think Local to Win in Rural Developing Markets

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Economists point to the rural parts of Africa, India, China, Eastern Europe and other developing markets as the next frontier for big multinational corporations. But the challenges of selling products and services to consumers in these environments go way beyond effective marketing campaigns. And it’s more than just swapping out features to suit local tastes.

Super Bowl Ads That Scored—Even When the Game Didn’t

Which commercials from the Big Game flopped, flourished or found the right tone?

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