Wikler Finance Case Competition Showcases Smith Undergrads

Undergraduates shine in the 2024 Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition, presenting innovative solutions to real-world financial issues. This annual event highlights excellence in finance education at the Smith School.

Kroger-Albertsons and FTC Antitrust Standards

In September 2022, the proposed $24.6 billion merger of Krogers and Albertsons sparked controversy. The Federal Trade Commission intervened, citing concerns of reduced competition and higher prices. Amidst legal battles, a notable case study by Susan White at the University of Maryland explores the merger's implications, addressing shifting industry dynamics and antitrust concerns.

Smith Undergraduate Students Explore the World

Greg Rafal, assistant director at the Center for Global Business, writes about the 2020 faculty-led, short-term winter semester program. Undergraduate students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business completed another successful cycle of the faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs. This past winter semester, the Center for Global Business offered five programs that explored different topics in social entrepreneurship and innovation, accounting, supply chain management, globalization, and Brexit.

Finance Majors Participate in Emerging CFOs Case Competition

Facing real-world corporate challenges, working on a team to find solutions and presenting the findings within a few days to knowledgeable and invested professionals is a tough way to earn a grade – and some money. But that is exactly what more than two dozen undergraduate finance majors did on April 6, 2018, when they participated in the Emerging CFOs Case Competition. Similar annual events are a big part of what provides the one-year Emerging CFOs Fellows Program with an experiential edge and connects students to experts in the field.

Spotlight on Finance Fellows Guest Speaker Event

“You never know what you don't know because I never knew such an industry existed,” said Byron Cordon, a finance and mathematics double major after attending a presentation last week focusing on the equipment leasing and finance industry. The event was held on Feb. 13, 2018, and is one of many co-curricular offerings hosted by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business Finance Fellows program, which is designed to expand learning outside of the classroom.

Finance Professors Win Award

In spring 2017, dozens of Finance Fellows tackled a case entitled “INFINITI HR – Target or Acquirer?” for their annual Emerging CFOs Case Competition held at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. A couple of weeks ago, the authors of the case, Karen Hallows and Susan White, who both teach in the finance department, presented the same case at an international conference and were awarded the prestigious Jonathan Welch Award for the best finance, accounting or economics case.

10 Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members. (1) The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds By Michael Lewis (2016)

Smith Hosts 14th Annual Wikler Finance Case Competition

The prestigious Joseph Wikler Memorial Finance Case Competition continued for the fourteenth year on April 28, 2017, with a solid participation of finance students and what Finance Fellows Faculty Champion and Professor Sue White called the most challenging case yet.

Emerging CFO Case Competition

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about the Emerging CFO Case Competition which took place on April 17, 2017, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Five teams of undergraduates in the Finance Fellows program at the Smith School competed on April 7 in the Emerging CFO Case Competition. The event was organized by Susan White, clinical professor of finance and the Finance Fellows faculty champion, and the students were presented with a case entitled, INFINITI HR – Target or Acquirer?

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