The High Five: December 2022

We’re finishing out 2022 strong here at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Management professor Evan Starr’s research is having a big impact as the basis of a recently signed congressional bill to curb sexual harassment and limit nondisclosure agreements. Deloitte is partnering with us to offer scholarships to our brightest diverse accounting students. Our extraordinary research scholars have won prestigious honors at INFORMS and been awarded NSF grants. And we're celebrating that the University of Maryland is ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic region in the latest entrepreneurship education rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Making It Everyone’s Business

In May, National Student Clearinghouse reported that 662,000 fewer students enrolled in undergraduate programs in spring 2022 than a year earlier, a decline of 4.7%. But first-time, first-year enrollment increased by 4.2% in the same period. Why the overall decline yet increase in first-year enrollment?

U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos Shares His ‘Long and Windy Road’ to Success

There are two things that U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos says have always been most important to him – statistics and helping others.

The Second Annual Smith Advisory Councils Day Draws Over 200 Participants

Two hundred twenty alumni, faculty, staff and company representatives gathered at Smith on Friday, October 7 for the Advisory Councils Fall Rekindling 2022.

‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Honors Innovative Exporters’ Pandemic Pivots

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world faced unprecedented pressure to safely maintain their operations. Many struggled, but five Maryland-based exporting companies have shared how they rose to the challenge.

Moving Fearlessly Forward: Revealing the Smith School Strategic Plan

Dean Prabhudev C. Konana, along with faculty, administrators and students, took a bold step toward the school’s future by outlining goals to reimagine learning, curricula and programs, address society’s grand challenges, invest in people and communities, and build a solid foundation for operational health, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the school’s naming and the 50th anniversary of the school becoming a separate college.

Smith Among Top Business Schools in US News Rankings for 2022-2023

The newest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for undergraduate programs are out, with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business No. 13 among U.S. business schools at public institutions.

Maryland Smith Expands Business Minor With Launch of Asynchronous Program

This fall, students in any program at the University of Maryland will have access to business courses in an online format to fit into their schedules from anywhere, thanks to the new asynchronous business minor program from the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Maryland Smith Donors Recognized at Inaugural Dean’s Circle Celebration

On April 28, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed alums and supporters back to College Park for the inaugural celebration of the Dean’s Circle – a recognition society for individuals who have invested over $100,000 toward Maryland Smith in their lifetime. The event, expected to be held annually, convened guests for a group dinner where they heard from members of the Maryland Smith community about how they have been positively impacted by the group’s contributions.

‘Maryland Business Adapts 21/22’ Speakers and Itinerary Set, Spaces Available

The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has announced the speaker lineup for Maryland Business Adapts 21-22 on Friday, June 3, 2022, at World Trade Center Baltimore.

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