Robert H. Smith School of Business Executive Development Programs

The Office of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business provides adult learning experiences that span the spectrum of time and customization.

In the Office of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, we provide adult learning experiences that span the spectrum of time and customization. Investigate our 19-month degreed Executive MBA program, or jump into one of our short-courses, such as Innovation Management. Your needs may lead you to ask about our Custom Programs teams ability to tailor a program for your organization, or perhaps you're intrigued by our selective programs targeting board members at the Directors Institute, board directors in the Maryland Bankers Board Director Education Program, or health care providers in the Business of Practicing Medicine.

Mission: In the Office of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, we provide adult learning experiences that span the spectrum of time and customization. Investigate our 19-month degreed Executive MBA program, or jump into one of our short-courses, such as Innovation Management. Your needs may lead you to ask about our Custom Programs teams ability to tailor a program for your organization, or perhaps you're intrigued by our selective programs targeting board members at the Directors Institute, board directors in the Maryland Bankers Board Director Education Program, or health care providers in the Business of Practicing Medicine.

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Mentoring in a #MeToo Era

A new survey shows more men are hesitant to mentor women in the #MeToo era. Here are some tips.

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST – In recent months, as revelations unfurled amid the #MeToo movement and as certain men were toppled from positions of power, something else was happening, too. Men were increasingly becoming reluctant to mentor women at work. A survey earlier this year from nonprofit LeanIn.Org ...

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Predict Presidential Election Results

New Smith/Harvard study finds the most effective ways for political campaigns to spend their resources:

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Inside Spotify's Unconventional – And Risky – Stock Debut

What do you think about Spotify's direct-listing IPO? Do IPOs still need bank underwriting?

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST – What’s the big deal about Spotify’s unconventional IPO? The music-streaming giant is set to come to market next without the help of some big investment bank. It’s a known brand, and it’s shown growth in its niche. So, why are investors so jittery about this initial publ...

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The Wisdom of Women Leading Women

Smith alum Donna Blackman on the wisdom of women leading women:

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST – BET Networks executive Donna Blackman applauds the courage of women who speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace. But she is cautious when it comes to giving advice to people who might face retaliation. "You don’t want to judge people as weak or strong," she told an ...

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Hire More Rookies to Grow Your Firm

Should you hire "rookie" executives - those new to top management and the firm - to grow your company faster? A surprising new Smith study says yes.

rhsmith.umd.edu Women Leading Research: Rajshree Agarwal SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Conventional wisdom says firms are better off hiring people with prior experience and skills that mirror the job. But new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business finds that many firms benefit from ...

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‘Black Panther’ Isn’t Just a Great Movie; It's Great Marketing

Henry C. Boyd III on how Black Panther smashed box office projections:

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST – It’s not often that a film smashes box office expectations in quite the way that Marvel Studio’s “Black Panther” has. But it’s not often that a superhero film gets so many things so right – from the screenplay, to the casting, to the marketing, says Henry C. Boyd II...

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Fantasy Merger League: 2018 Edition

Experts at Smith bring you our fantasy merger league! If any of these deals happen this year, just remember you heard it here first.

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST — When influential analyst and Loup Venture co-founder Gene Munster made predictions for 2018, there was one that really had people chatting. It was a prediction that online retail juggernaut Amazon.com might cut a deal to buy the struggling Target. It was a mergers-and-acquisiti...

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CVS Isn't Cool With Airbrushing Anymore

Smith's Christine Beckman says this move by CVS is not just a good deed. It's good business.

rhsmith.umd.edu Unretouched Photos Good for the Triple Bottom Line SMITH BRAIN TRUST – When CVS announced it would ban heavily retouched photographs in its marketing campaigns, suggesting those images set unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards for the millions of women who shop in its stores, it wasn’t just...

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Make a new year’s strategy, not a resolution

Smith's own Rajshree Agarwal on why you should make a New Year's strategy, not just a resolution:

baltimoresun.com People show basic business instincts when they set New Year’s resolutions, recognizing the need for continuous improvement. What these goal setters sometimes miss is strategy, however, the master plan that combines their good intentions into one coordinated march forward.

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Profs Reminisce About Their Best Gifts Ever

With the holidays coming up, Smith professors tell us about the best presents they've ever received. What are some of your favorites?

rhsmith.umd.edu Miles Davis Poster to Pocket Calculator SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Some people are just absurdly difficult to buy presents for. But it does feel great whe...

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14 Signs the GOP May Be Ready for a Flat Tax

The GOP tax plan's hike in the standard deduction shows a philosophical shift in the party against tax credits and deductions in favor of lower, flatter rates.

rhsmith.umd.edu Hike in Standard Deduction Would Signal Philosophical Shift SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Among the pages and pages of proposed changes in the still-evolving...

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Creeped Out By Amazon Key? Why You’ll Get Over It | WAMU

It seems invasive, but Smith Professor Zhang thinks Americans may get over it once they hear word of mouth recommendations. What do you think?

wamu.org Amazon and Walmart have been engaged in a heated competition to deliver things to you. And now both are stepping the contest up a notch, announcing...

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Thomas Friedman, Author, Thank You for Being Late

Thomas Friedman will be visiting campus on Nov. 8. We'd love to see you there!

cvent.com Thomas Friedman, Author, Thank You for Being Late. Online registration by Cvent.

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How To Avoid Future Stock Market Crashes

Now this is a big idea! Smith professor Albert "Pete" Kyle has come up with a solution to prevent many "flash crashes" like the crash on Black Monday.

rhsmith.umd.edu SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Today marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the biggest single-day stock market drop in history. The 23 percent drop...

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The Looming Risk of Low Fees

Will the popularity of passive ETFs create MORE risk in the market? UMD Smith Professor Russell Wermers weighs in.

rhsmith.umd.edu The race between active and passive investment management is becoming really interesting. After years of growth among passive funds, experts are...

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[email protected] featuring Kees Kruythoff, President of Unilever North America

CEO at Smith is tomorrow with Unilever President Kees Kruythoff. There are only a few seats left, so RSVP now.

cvent.com [email protected] is a dynamic speaker series...

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How Uber Lost Its Way (and its License) in London

Do you think London was right to ban Uber? How should Uber respond? http://ow.ly/37hX30frCFR

rhsmith.umd.edu "It was predictable," the Smith School's Brent Goldfarb says of London's decision not to renew Uber's license to operate there. "What is notable,"...

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Six Quotes from Sports Business Leader Ted Leonsis

Wizards & Capitals owner Ted Leonsis sat down with us to share some words of wisdom.

rhsmith.umd.edu During his University of Maryland visit on Sept. 19, 2017, Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis shared lessons from his youth and...

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Why Cheerios Couldn’t Trademark Yellow

Comes with a fun quiz on which brands were actually able to trademark a color.

rhsmith.umd.edu You can recognize that iconic, bright yellow Cheerios box in an instant. But a U.S. trademark court says that's not reason enough to grant the...

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Fox Sports' Brilliant NFL Ad Move

Fox Sports just launched 6 second TV ads. Will shorter ads become the big new trend in advertising? http://ow.ly/uSRH30eVrdt

rhsmith.umd.edu Send a text and you could miss one: Fox Sports is rolling out, new 6-second television commercials for the start of the NFL season. The move to...

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Do Social Media Users Do More Online Shopping?

New research at Smith found that social media use is correlated with online shopping habits.

rhsmith.umd.edu As our social lives increasingly flow from the real world to the online world, does it logically follow that, eventually, our shopping habits will...

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Podcast: Talent Development at Hilton

Hilton's Kimo Kippon shared 5 career keys with Gary Cohen on the latest Beyond Business podcast.

rhsmith.umd.edu Kimo Kippon earned generous tips as a waiter in Hawaii, so he actually took a step down in pay when he moved into management. "It was a desire to...

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Will Concussion Report Daze the NFL?

As a business leader, how would you deal with the NFL's possible brain trauma issue?

rhsmith.umd.edu Football season hasn't even started and already the National Football League is tackling some difficult challenges. It's coming off a season that...

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University of Maryland on list of best colleges in Maryland by Money magazine

UMD was just ranked the 20th best college in America by Money magazine!

bizjournals.com The University of Maryland, College Park ranked as the 20th best college in the country on a new list compiled by Money magazine. Money ranked 711...

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In Fashion, If It's Hot, Let It Drop

Want to sell fashion? Master "the drop". Could a similar tactic be used more widely by other industries?

ow.ly When a hot designer wants a blast of interest in a new product line, there's a single strategy that has recently risen to the top: The drop. It's...

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Volvo and the Hybrid, Electric Future

A year after announcing a $300 million deal to develop self-driving cars with Uber, Volvo is going all-hybrid/electric. Smith's David A. Kirsch says it's about branding it as the car company of the future.

rhsmith.umd.edu For Volvo, the decision to introduce only hybrid or all-electric vehicles starting in 2019 is about going green. But it's also about making green;...

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Is This Why Labor Participation Rate Looks So Bad?

Unemployment is at 4.3%, so why is the labor participation rate still so low? Smith investigates:

rhsmith.umd.edu Is the growing gig economy skewing the national labor market participation rate? Quite likely it is, says the Smith School's Phillip Swagel. He...

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What Stocks Would a Neural Network Buy?

Smith study finds that neural networks (AI) can already predict stock returns.

ow.ly Ever wonder how the Terminator would do picking stocks? Researchers at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business might have...

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Amazon Deal Stirs Things Up for Blue Apron

Thought experiment: you're a booming grocery company with an upcoming IPO and Amazon jumps in your business. What do you do?

rhsmith.umd.edu For Blue Apron, Amazon's blockbuster deal to acquire Whole Foods couldn't have come at a worse time, says Smith School marketing professor Jie...

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10 Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

10 Business Books for Your Summer Reading List! All are highly recommended by Smith professors.

rhsmith.umd.edu The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading...

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Smith EMBA Class of 2017 Best & Brightest

rhsmith.umd.edu The most recent “Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest EMBAs” listing features two executives from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Jacqueline Manger and Hon S. Pak are profiled among 50 of the best and brightest EMBAs in the Class of 2017, globally.

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Podcast: Global Mindset at Under Armour

Check out the second episode of Beyond Business, a new podcast by Gary Cohen, Associate Dean for the Office of Executive Programs.

rhsmith.umd.edu U.S. expatriate Erick Haskell spoke no Mandarin when he moved to China in 2005, and none of his employees spoke English. He knew little about the...

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Mattel Executive on Personal Branding

Richard Dickson, President and CEO of Mattel, delivered a fantastic address on personal branding at the Smith commencement ceremony.

Richard Dickson, Mattel's president and chief operating officer, delivers the commencement keynote on May 22, 2017, at the University of Maryland's...

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