Students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have traveled near and far throughout the 2015-16 academic year. From Vietnam to Brazil and numerous countries in between, they are broadening their global mindset, embracing cultural diversity and improving their knowledge of global business practices.
Every year, the town of College Park, Md., sees an influx of thousands of new students from every corner of the nation and even the world. You step into a classroom and you may find a student from Minnesota, Japan or Panama. The teachers that mold and inspire the great minds of the future here at UMD come from all parts of the globe: Lebanon, Germany, India, China, Romania, Nigeria, the list goes on and on. The companies and organizations that are studied meticulously in the classroom, from Pepsi to Apple, from KPMG to Samsung, are global entities with a...
Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed bin Jaham Al Kuwari, highlighted the importance of economic diplomacy during a lecture Feb. 23, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Twenty students from the University of Maryland traveled to South Africa over winter break, Jan. 4-17, 2016, in partnership with the University of Cape Town's SHAWCO-Centre for Entrepreneurship. This is the second year that students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business have participated in this global learning experience.
Michigan State University CIBER has completed the 2016 Nationwide Benchmarking Report on International Business at Community Colleges following a nationwide benchmarking study. The report utilizes an IBEX (International Business Education Index) score to make benchmarks available for community colleges. The score is calculated based on five pillars: funding, organizational infrastructure, program offerings, investment in faculty and strategic commitment.
Haier Group’s recent $5.4 billion purchase of General Electric’s appliance unit is expected expand the China-based manufacturer’s market share and distribution channels and potentially boost its credibility among U.S. consumers. The move more broadly represents a case study of an emerging marketing company going global, says Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno....
Headlines have been gloomy for Brazil in recent weeks: “Worst Recession Since 1901.” “Rio Olympics Face Deep Cuts.” “Pain to Deepen in 2016.” Even the samba has turned sober for the Carnival that will start on Feb. 5. Smith School strategy professor Paulo Prochno sees three fronts converging into a perfect storm. Read more......
The Maryland Department of Commerce just launched a new international initiative to boost exporting by Maryland companies and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School is partnering with the agency to help.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business kicked off International Education Week, a joint initiative of the national Departments of State and Education, with a session on Global Competence in Business. The panel discussion featured the expertise of global executives as well as Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary of international and foreign language education at the U.S. Department of Education.
Meeting current customer demands won’t be enough in 2025, keynote speaker Calvin G. Butler Jr. said on Nov. 13, 2015, at the fourth annual Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore.