Social Entrepreneur Alumnae Take Stage at ‘Women Inspire’ Event

Margo Thomas M.S. ’90 is creating economic opportunities for women and underrepresented groups as founder and president of the Women’s Economic Imperative.

CLIC to Sponsor Business Athletes Panel at the Smith Business Summit

The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is sponsoring a panel on the “Business Athletes” leadership model at the Smith School Business Summit on Nov. 13, 2015, in Baltimore. The panel will feature Senior Associate Dean Joyce Russell and leaders from a variety of professions – from marketing to sports to finance – to foster a discussion on the qualities that great athletes share with great business leaders.

LEAD Empowers Diverse Teens

Diverse, high-achieving teens from across the country studied business, met executives and pitched startup plans in July 2014 during a two-week residence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The annual program, called Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD), helps incoming high school seniors prepare for college and explore career options.

Leadership Under Fire Puts MBAs to the Test

Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse.  Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

SMPS University: 2013 Leadership Advancement Program

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is partnering with the Center for Excellence in Service (CES) for the third consecutive year, to offer the 2013 leadership advancement program.  The program, to be held on October 17-18, and November 14-15, is designed for A/E/C marketers and business developers to help them gain the business knowledge they need to advance their careers. 

Russ Wermers to Lead Center for Financial Policy

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers has been appointed as Director of the Center for Financial Policy (CFP) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith Business Close-Up: Helping High School Students LEAD

Air dates: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 18, 2013, 7:30 a.m. This summer, Smith joined the ranks of other LEADing university, hosting its first Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) program at the school from July 14 through Aug. 1. The elite program brought 30 minority students from across the nation to College Park to learn more about business and leadership.

Leadership Guidelines for New Pope: UMD-Smith Expert

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – With the cardinals in Vatican City electing the successor to retired Benedict XVI, Gilad Chen, an organizational behavior expert in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, describes leadership fundamentals the new Pope should follow: "Like their counterparts in business, religious leaders critically set and execute the vision and direction of their organization – in this case a 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church.

Smith MBAs Go Under Fire

A blaze kills several workers at the Indonesia subsidiary of a multinational food company already facing a developing attack from a rainforest protection network. The fictitious scenario (another involved a pharmaceutical company linked to mercury contamination in India) framed part of a Feb. 22 "Leadership under Fire 2013" competition at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith Graduates First Leadership Academy

The first-ever cohort of the Smith School’s new Leadership Academy graduated with honors—and delight—on Friday, February 15.

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