Centers & Initiatives

Pioneering business research can prepare students to be transformational business leaders, and equip companies to transform themselves and their markets.

At Maryland Smith we have created a cluster of Centers of Excellence that serve as the intersection of scholarship and the marketplace, putting breakthrough research at the service of students and companies. Each of our centers immerses our students in complex and evolving marketplaces in which success depends on critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship. 

We have also added exciting new Initiatives to further augment the learning experience, align with industry and government trends, and chart the future of business.

Centers

Center for Digital Technology, Analytics, and Data Science
Center for Digital Technology, Analytics, and Data Science

The Center for Digital Technology, Analytics, and Data Science (CTADS) seeks to integrate and enrich the various Smith School activities related to analytics, artificial intelligence, data science, and digital technologies.

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Center for Excellence in Service
Center for Excellence in Service

The Center for Excellence in Service (CES) is an academic research center with a network of Smith faculty members who are thought leaders in service marketing and management. 

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Center for Financial Policy
Center for Financial Policy

The Center for Financial Policy leverages the Smith School’s world-renowned faculty, leading research, and proximity to Washington, D.C. to promote a collaborative exchange of ideas on the key issues that affect financial markets.

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Center for Global Business
Center for Global Business

The Center for Global Business (CGB) is the driver of internationalization and global mindset education at the Smith School and a preferred partner for international commerce in the state of Maryland, specifically in regard to training and supporting students, companies, and current and future business leaders to engage successfully in global business.

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Center for Health Information & Decision Systems
Center for Health Information & Decision Systems

The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) works in collaboration with industry, clinical and government partners to develop solutions to the challenges surrounding the design, adoption and integration of information technologies into the healthcare system.  

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Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change
Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change

The Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) is focused on the science and practice of developing leaders who can inspire valuable innovation and foster well-reasoned organizational change. 

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Center for Social Value Creation
Center for Social Value Creation

The Center for Social Value Creation embodies a passionate mission: to educate, engage and empower the Smith community and the world through thought-provoking dialogue, thought leadership, and hands-on experience.

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Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime
Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime

The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime (C-BERC) at the University of Maryland is the first of its kind to formally link Business with Criminology in an effort to scientifically confront, assess, evaluate, and develop best practices in areas related to the center.

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Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

At the Dingman Center, we create an inclusive environment where we educate, empower and equip students with the business skills needed to be an entrepreneur and the resources necessary to make their business ideas a reality.

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Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets

The guiding principle for the Ed Snider Center is that social progress is born of free and creative individuals who, driven by self-motivation, passion, and a positive approach to trading value for value, make the world a better place. 

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Supply Chain Management Center
Supply Chain Management Center

The Supply Chain Management Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is dedicated to conducting research and education designed to further the discipline of supply chain management.

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Initiatives

Smith Analytics Consortium
Smith Analytics Consortium

The mission of the Smith Analytics Consortium is to inspire and facilitate innovation in analytics among students, faculty, and the larger business community by providing opportunities for networking, thought leadership, and collaboration.

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Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership
Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership

Promoting veterans as strategic assets for a united economy.

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News

July 13, 2022
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.

Read News Story : Maryland Smith Donors Recognized at Inaugural Dean’s Circle Celebration
July 11, 2022
$1.34 Million Grant Reinforces Smith’s Center for Global Business
A $1.34 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education through its Title IV Centers for International Business (CIBE) program will enable the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to expand its portfolio of programs through 2026.
Read News Story : $1.34 Million Grant Reinforces Smith’s Center for Global Business
July 1, 2022
Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar Set for July 20

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – June 30, 2022 – The Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and Deloitte, will present a Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar for financial professionals, from 9-10 a.m.

Read News Story : Liquidity and Capital Risk Webinar Set for July 20
June 28, 2022
Graduate Students Help Maryland Business Tackle Global Supply Chain Issues
At Maryland Smith, students have the opportunity to create tangible, real-world solutions to critical issues across the business world. And this semester, students banded together to address another pressing issue – supply chain management and disruptions.
Read News Story : Graduate Students Help Maryland Business Tackle Global Supply Chain Issues
June 16, 2022
Kevin Plank ’96 Shares Entrepreneurial Lessons at EnTERPreneur Conference
Maryland Smith alum Kevin Plank ’96, speaking with University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines during a keynote chat at the third annual EnTERPreneurship Conference on June 9, urged members of the audience to support and acknowledge entrepreneurial hustle whenever they are able to – including something as simple as stopping at a children’s lemonade stand.
Read News Story : Kevin Plank ’96 Shares Entrepreneurial Lessons at EnTERPreneur Conference
June 8, 2022
UMD to Present Climate Finance and Risk Management Bootcamp
As climate change increasingly affects business decision-making, risk managers, financial analysts and other leaders must anticipate how weather events may impact their growth outlook, estimate how port taxes may increase because of rising sea levels, develop contingencies for supply chain disruptions and respond to the unexpected.
Read News Story : UMD to Present Climate Finance and Risk Management Bootcamp
May 20, 2022
Business Leaders Convene to Discuss Social Impact at Inaugural ESG Conference
Maryland Smith is pushing students and business leaders to create a better world through business. That means considering multiple stakeholders – how a company’s environmental, social and corporate governance policies impact the world beyond just returning profits to shareholders. ESG is gaining momentum among businesses and investors and was the topic of Maryland Smith’s inaugural ESG Conference…
Read News Story : Business Leaders Convene to Discuss Social Impact at Inaugural ESG Conference
May 19, 2022
‘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.
Read News Story : ‘Maryland Business Adapts 21/22’ Speakers and Itinerary Set, Spaces Available
May 9, 2022
The Dingman Center Announces Its Terp Startup Accelerator 2022 Cohort
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 12 University of Maryland student teams into its 2022 Terp Startup Accelerator summer program.
Read News Story : The Dingman Center Announces Its Terp Startup Accelerator 2022 Cohort
May 5, 2022
Senbet Recognized for Contributions to Ethiopia

Maryland Smith finance professor Lemma W. Senbet received the Ethiopian Crown’s Victory of Adwa Medal for his contributions to his native country. Senbet, an expert and leader in economic policy in Africa, is the William E.

Read News Story : Senbet Recognized for Contributions to Ethiopia
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