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Smith Business Magazine, Spring 2008

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October 04 2008

Smith Business Magazine, Spring 2008Smith Business is published twice a year— spring and fall—by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Smith School has become one of the world’s leading business schools in transforming its curriculum to reflect the needs of leadership for a global economy powered by technology and entrepreneurship. Smith students learn how to apply information technology to create innovation and drive business growth, while the school’s world-renowned faculty create new management knowledge and identify leading business practices for today’s networked world.

The Smith School’s strengths in both academics and research are reflected in its rankings and other accolades. The school is ranked #5 in the world for research by the Financial Times, which also ranks the school’s full-time MBA program #17 in the U.S. The school’s part-time MBA program is also ranked among the nation’s best and is annually rated No. 1 in the Washington, D.C. – Baltimore region by U.S. News & World Report.

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Cover Story
How Smith is nurturing a new generation of entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to get a new company off the ground. Starting a business requires a solid grounding in business fundamentals. Access to capital is key. Supportive friends and family help. And above that, you have to be willing to step out and risk it all.

In the Beginning: An Idea is Born
Dominic Crapuchettes, MBA ’04, is betting his future on Wits & Wagers, the newest offering from North Star Games, a board game company he created in 2004 with Satish Pillalamarri, MBA ’04.

North Star Games is the fulfillment of a long-time dream for Crapuchettes, a guy who has always been very driven and motivated.As an undergraduate, he captained an Alaskan fishing boat during the summers, using what he earned during the long days and nights of fishing to pay for school. But all that time he had a dream job in his head. After graduating from college, ...

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PDF format, 22MB, 36Pages.

Grazie, Smith!
Global research translates into unique international learning experience
Smith-produced documentary airs on PBS this spring
6 National Women MBA
Conference Draws 1,400
• Face to Face with Leading Execs
Pitching to Wall Street Execs
Top U.S. B-Schools Face Off at Smith

Made in China
Smith students get an up-close tour of Chinese manufacturing
Cash for New Ventures
$50K awarded to Smith China
Business Plan Competition winners

To Every Stock Its Season
Remarkable new findings predicting stock performance
Managing Feelings in the Workplace
Why emotional awareness can help your employees make better decisions
Consumer Behavior
Biased memories of past experiences affect future choices

Will Your Job Be Offshored?
What to look for
• International Recognition for Smith Faculty in Operations Research
• Faculty Accolades

25 Great Expectations Campaign Launches
26 60 Seconds with Tom Wetterer ’87
27 Ask the OCM
Winter Commencement
30 Honor Roll of Donors

2 Smith Business Online
10 Smith at a Glance
22 Van Munching Hall Expansion
28 Alumni News and Notes
30 Upcoming Alumni Events
31 Alumni Events Photo Gallery
32 Last Word

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