On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has awarded two PhD candidates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business $4,000 each to support international business-related research focused on Chile and China.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catharin Dalpino spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on February 26, 2014 as the fifth speaker in the Office of Global Initiative’s six-part series: “Challenges to Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” Her lecture was entitled “Political and Economic Challenges to Doing Business in Southeast Asia” and it focused primarily on Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) will hold its fourth-annual Emerging Markets Forum on Friday, April 25, 2014. This year's theme is "Negotiating History, Culture, and Institutions in Emerging Markets." The conference will be held at the Smith School's Washington, DC campus at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Hot Topic Alert Jan. 29, 2014
Last week’s announcement of the Reserve Bank of India withdrawing pre-2005 notes was initially interpreted in the media as targeting “black money (currency used in transactions where taxes are avoided)" and to prevent counterfeiting. Subsequently, officials have deflected such interpretation and defined the move as a “technical action” to remove from circulation notes that have relatively fewer security features.
The Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted 50 Australian EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students from RMIT University in Melbourne – one of Australia’s most highly-ranked business schools – from Jan. 4-18, 2014, in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting and immerse themselves in U.S...
For years, much of the American conversation about the Middle East has revolved around stories of violence, religious conflict, and political turmoil. Chris Schroeder, on the other hand, is intent on shedding light on a burgeoning trend in the region that receives far less media attention: entrepreneurship.
For the second year in a row, undergraduates from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business took top honors at the University of Connecticut’s Case Challenge, hosted by Connecticut’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) from October 9-13, 2013 in Storrs, Connecticut.
Raaheela Ahmed, a junior finance and economics double major; Ben Hsieh, a junior accounting major; and Ningwei Li, a junior finance, economics, and mathematics triple major; represented Smith...
As part of the Global Fellows Program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, three groups of undergraduate students got the unique opportunity to play the role of professional consultants last week, pitching real-life business solutions to an international non-profit organization. The experience is part of a course for Global Fellows – BMGT 468P “Practicum in Global Consulting” – that offers students the chance to partner directly with a global organization in an effort to develop effective and executable new business...
CEOs, politicians, religious leaders and generals can do less with their power today than they could in the past. This is the central thesis of Moises Naim’s new book, The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battles and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be, and it was the focal point of his remarks at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on October 8, 2013.