The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and UMD’s School of Medicine Partner to Expand Business Education Opportunities for Medical Students and Faculty

With rapid technological changes and growing financial and management challenges in today’s healthcare industry, physicians and hospital executives will increasingly require business, entrepreneurial management and analytical skills to navigate the new landscape of medicine and patient care.

CEO at Smith Welcomes Donald Graham Back to Van Munching Hall after 14 Years

As CEO at Smith’s first-ever featured guest in 2009, Donald Graham offered a glimpse into the state of the newspaper industry amid the Great Recession. Almost 14 years later, Graham returned to Van Munching Hall to reprise his guest appearance and talk about what’s changed since then.

Silver Jubilee Grand Gala Shines Light on Smith’s Transformative Gift

More than 300 alumni and friends gathered for the Smith School Silver Jubilee Grand Gala on Friday, Oct. 27, to celebrate the legacy of Robert H. Smith ’50, whose investment 25 years ago changed the school’s name and its course.  Reflecting on the impact of the transformative gift, Dean Prabhudev Konana spoke about Mr. Smith’s legacy, “his foresight, his big ideas and his laser focus on excellence.”

Smith School Hosts Fifth-Annual Steamboat Institute Campus Liberty Tour Debate

Addressing grand challenges requires expanding viewpoints, seeking out new perspectives and engaging in rigorous dialogue. To do that, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business once again welcomed the Steamboat Institute’s Campus Liberty Tour to campus.

The High Five: September 2023

It’s a busy start to the fall semester here at the University of Maryland, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of becoming the Robert H. Smith School of Business. A record number of graduate students started at Smith this fall, and in all programs, our students are incredibly impressive. Our faculty are also quite impressive. Finance professor Pete Kyle just won the prestigious Wharton-Jacobs Levy Prize for Quantitative Financial Innovation from the Wharton School. Anil K.

Smith Launches Advisory Boards in China and India

The Smith School is calling on corporate partners and its impressive international alumni to strengthen its strategy, recruiting and placement efforts in China and India. The school just launched two new advisory boards in those markets, composed of business leaders who have volunteered to help the school, current students and graduates.

MSIS Industry Seminar Course Hosts Former Office of the Secretary of the Army CIO

On Oct. 13, the MSIS Industry Seminar course hosted Raj G. Iyer, former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Information Technology Reform in the Office of the Secretary of the Army, who spoke to over 130 graduate students in the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program.

Smith Secures $150K for AI Initiative for Capital Market Research

GRF CPAs & Advisors has awarded $150,000 to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to seed an AI Initiative for Capital Market Research.

Top Organizations Tap MBA Students for Consulting

This past summer, students in Smith’s Flex MBA program worked on consulting projects with top organizations, including Google, Major League Baseball, Allegiant Air, and the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs. They traveled to New York, Las Vegas, and in and around Washington, D.C., to present findings to clients, who were “quite impressed,” said Roy Thomason, who organized the projects as a lecturer in Smith’s management and organization department.

Becoming Smith

Robert H. Smith ’50 was in his office in Crystal City, Va. when he got that first call from the dean of the University of Maryland’s business school, 40 years after he graduated.

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