Smith Hosts 13th Annual Wikler Finance Case Competition

Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about the Joseph Wikler Memorial Finance Case Competition on April 22, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Finance Undergrads Compete in Annual Wikler Case Competition

Five teams of undergraduate finance students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business participated in the 12th Annual Joseph M. Wikler Finance Case Competition on Friday, April 24, 2015. Students presented their solutions on a Reliance Communications case, a company overloaded with debt that needed to find financing to continue operations. This year, the competition was sponsored by Madeline Wikler, continuing the tradition started by her late husband Joe Wikler over a decade ago.

More than 300 Smith Students Participate in Latin America Consulting Opportunities

Pratik Dixit BS ’13 (finance, information systems) could have chosen a glamorous study-abroad locale such as Amsterdam, Dubai or Paris. Instead, he jumped at a 12-day consulting opportunity in rural Nicaragua. Calling it a “perfect blend of service and business,” Dixit says, “Having this experience on my resume helped me say I’ve done real consulting work. … Companies are very impressed by that.” Deloitte evidently was — Dixit has been working there as a consultant since graduation.

Smith School Undergraduate Curriculum Goes International

Smith School professors are ready to infuse undergraduate business courses with a healthy dose of East Asia. Five Smith professors were invited to participate in a summer institute with the goal of integrating East Asia into their classes last month. The institute was made possible by a generous four-year grant from the Freeman Foundation to develop undergraduate curriculum in East Asian studies at the University of Maryland, and is part of an ongoing series of summer institutes.

Summer Reading List 2020

It's the 17th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders – your summer reading guide as recommended by Maryland Smith's faculty experts.

Profs Reminisce About Their Best Gifts Ever

The best givers take time to understand their customers, who just might want a Miles Davis poster, shares in the local utility company, a piano or a pocket calculator. 

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