Twenty MBA and MS Finance students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland were accompanied by finance professor David Kass on a trip to Omaha, Nebraska to meet with Warren Buffett on November 15, 2013. Students from seven other schools were also present for this meeting. Mr. Buffett responded to 16 student questions, two from each of the eight schools, over a two hour period. A wide range of topics were discussed which included Mr. Buffett’s investment approach, career advice for students, the financial crisis, his political views, and his biggest investment mistake.
Warren Buffett also treated the students to lunch at his favorite restaurant, Piccolo’s. During the rest of the day, the students received guided tours of several Berkshire Hathaway owned companies: Nebraska Furniture Mart, Borsheim’s Jewelry, and Oriental Trading Company.