The Robert H. Smith
School of Business at the University of Maryland proudly offers ten new
short-term abroad programs during the 2009-2010 academic
year. Utilizing its connections with schools and companies around the
world, the Smith School offers MBA students a rich buffet of cultural and
thematic options: programs range from examining the energy and environmental
issues surrounding the Three Gorges Dam, to immersion in the fertile business
climate of Brazil, to gaining insights on the opportunities and
challenges surrounding the grandiose mega-projects of the UAE, such as the Burj Dubai.
participating in the programs will first complete a pre-departure course at the
UMD to enhance their knowledge of the culture, history, and economic conditions
of the destination country.
While traveling abroad, itineraries include various company visits and
cultural activities, developing both issue-specific knowledge and macro-scale
understanding of national/regional business practice. In addition to the MBA
programs, the University plans to offer five undergraduate programs of a
related news, the University is excited to announce several new exchange
programs with various Asian schools, including:
- An agreement with Technion in Israel host joint courses and exchange
- A partnership with Guanghua School of Management in Beijing to
exchange students and cooperate on the China Business Plan Competition,
- A campus-wide agreement with Korea University
in Seoul for student exchange, and
- Two new University-level programs: Maryland in Haifa
and Maryland in Shanghai, where students will have the opportunity to
study abroad while receiving UMD credit.
more information regarding the programs and events above, please contact Lisa Barnard, Director of the Office of Global Programs in the Smith School of Business.
Lisa Barnard is Director of the Office of Global Programs in the Smith School
of Business, University of Maryland. Bernard built the Smith short-term abroad programs,
from two a year, to an average of 20 undergraduate and graduate programs a year.
The Smith School of Business now represents the largest population of UMD students
abroad. The Smith School of Business is an Executive Board Member school at the Global Business School Network.