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Smeal MBA student wins 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition
A second-year MBA student at the Penn State Smeal College of Business and self-described serial entrepreneur won the 7th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition on March 27.
Software Advice ranks Smeal supply chain technology undergraduate education No. 1
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has earned the No. 1 rank in undergraduate supply chain technology education and the No. 4 spot in graduate education, according to Software Advice, a subsidiary of IT research and advisory firm Gartner.
Lavin named executive director of Institute for the Study of Business Markets.
The Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM), which connects academic research with business-to-business marketing practitioners around the globe, has announced the appointment of Suzanne Lavin as its executive director. She replaces Ralph Oliva, who will step down on April 6 after nearly 20 years as executive director.
Smeal MBA students about to embark on global immersion trips
Awareness of international business practices and diverse cultures is an integral part of life as a Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA student. The annual Smeal MBA Global Immersion experience, planned for March 2-6, provides a weeklong opportunity for first-year students in the program to strengthen and deepen their international perspectives.
Military personnel transition easily to Smeal MBA program
Military personnel have traditionally found a welcoming home in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.
Final Five Teams to Vie for $17,500 in Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition
Five teams of MBA students from programs in the U.S. will compete Dec. 5 for $17,500 in prize money in the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition.
Businessweek ranks Smeal MBA Program No. 2 in ROI
The Penn State Smeal MBA Program ranks No. 2 in return on investment according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek rankings.
Smeal Again Ranks No. 1 for Graduate Supply Chain Education
The Penn State Smeal College of Business once again ranks No. 1 in graduate supply chain education according to a report from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, which also ranked the college best for undergraduate supply chain education in August.
Client Projects Sought for Penn State Smeal MBA Program's Applied Professional Experience
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is currently seeking projects for the spring 2015 Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program. APEX, the capstone component of Smeal’s internationally ranked MBA program, runs from early January through April and consists of student teams collaborating with client firms to take on real-world business challenges.
Student Leverages Penn State Smeal MBA Program to Prepare for Business Internship, Career
Penn State Smeal MBA Program student Nahom Woldemariam spent this past summer as an intern for multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in its strategic sourcing division. His responsibilities included examining spending across categories like print, travel, professional services, and more, looking for savings and efficiencies.
MBA Students in U.S., Canada Invited to Register for Sustainability Case Competition
MBA students from AACSB-accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada are invited to register for the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition. The competition, part of an initiative aimed at incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, will offer three top prizes that total $17,500.
Dennis Sheehan Named Faculty Director for Penn State Smeal MBA, Executive MBA Programs
Dennis Sheehan, the Virginia and Louis Benzak Professor of Finance at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named faculty director of both the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and the Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.
Penn State Smeal MBA Student Drills into Oil and Gas Industry with ExxonMobil Internship
Penn State Smeal MBA Program student Donald Roenigk is using his summer internship experience to shift gears from logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps to business professional in the oil and gas industry. He has spent the last two months conducting bidding analyses related to the drilling of exploratory wells on the Projects, Drilling, and Exploration team at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas.
New Position in Penn State Smeal MBA Program Bridges Gap Between Student Recruiting, Employer Relations
Brenda Fabian, assistant director of employer relations and recruiting, is the newest Penn State Smeal MBA Program staff member. Filling a new position for the college, she will be responsible for candidate recruiting as well as employer relationships.
Penn State Smeal MBA Students Work Cross-Functionally on International Social Business Project
A team of Penn State Smeal MBA students spent their final semester in the program working with entrepreneur Sisay Shimelis on an aspect of his ambitious project to improve the quality of life for Ethiopians.
United States Marine Corps Offers MBA Students Unique Glimpse into Leadership
At the end of April, 15 Penn State Smeal MBA students spent 24 hours with the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, as part of a leadership immersion activity providing insight into the military organization's leadership styles, culture, and decision-making.
Penn State Smeal MBA Community to Gather Globally on June 12
Penn State Smeal MBA alumni, current and incoming students are invited to gather at various locations around the world for the inaugural Global Lion Gathering, to be held on Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. local time.
Brian Cameron to Join Smeal College as Associate Dean for Professional Master's Programs
The Penn State Smeal College of Business will add a new associate dean position to its administration this fall. Brian Cameron, currently with the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), will join Smeal as the new associate dean for professional master’s programs.
Smeal Celebrates More Than 1,300 Class of 2014 Graduates
About 1,300 members of the class of 2014 received their diplomas at the Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate commencement ceremony, held on Sunday, May 11, in the Bryce Jordan Center.
First-Year Penn State Smeal MBA Student Organizes Inaugural Forum on African Business
The inaugural Smeal Africa Business Forum, led by first-year Penn State Smeal MBA student Judith Egbas, was held in the Business Building Atrium last month to educate attendees on the growing business opportunities in African countries.
Penn State Smeal MBA Program Adds June 1 Admissions Deadline
The Penn State Smeal MBA Program has added an additional deadline for domestic applicants seeking fall 2014 admission. Candidates may now submit their application materials before June 1.
MBA Students Exercise Teamwork, Leadership with New York City Firefighters
A group of about 40 Penn State Smeal MBA students spent a day at the Fire Department of the City of New York Fire Academy on Randall's Island, N.Y., last month to participate in the Firefighter for a Day Challenge, a teambuilding and leadership development program through the FDNY Foundation.
Smeal College of Business Mourns Alumnus, Philanthropist John Garber
John D. Garber ’40 passed away last month in Palm Desert, Calif. He and his wife, Bette, were significant contributors to the Penn State Smeal College of Business, establishing the John and Bette Garber Venture Capital Center for Penn State Smeal MBA students in 1999.
Penn State Smeal MBA Students Get First-Hand Look at Growing Industry in Lima, Peru
As part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s global immersion experience, 22 students spent one week in Lima, Peru, at the beginning of March to experience the business climate and culture.
APEX Program Projects Mark Final Semester for Penn State Smeal MBA Students
As part of their final semester of coursework in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, MBA students are applying all their recently acquired knowledge to real-world business projects through the Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX).
MBA Case Competition and Round Table Focus on Supply Chain
On February 20-21, the Penn State Smeal MBA Program hosted the second and final round of the Deloitte Supply Chain MBA Challenge—a case competition sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP. After the awards presentation, faculty members from the participating schools and Deloitte Consulting leaders participated in a round table discussion on the future of supply chain education.
Summer Internship Turned into Winter Olympics Stint for Penn State Smeal MBA Student
While many Americans watched the 2014 Winter Olympics on television, Penn State Smeal MBA student Jason Ganter was working behind the scenes in Sochi, Russia, in the NBC wing of the International Broadcast Center.
Super Bowl Ads Prompt Discussion in Penn State Smeal MBA Marketing Course
Ralph Oliva, professor of marketing and executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, uses the Super Bowl as a teachable moment in his Integrated Strategic Communications class for Penn State Smeal MBA students. In class the Monday following the big game, he and his students spent time analyzing the previous night’s commercials—some of the most highly sought-after spots in television advertising.
Penn State Smeal MBA Team Wins Global Operations Case Competition
A team of five Penn State Smeal MBA students recently won first place—and a $5,000 prize—in the 2013 Global Operations Conference Case Competition, held last month at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
First Admit to Joint MD/MBA Program Gains Deeper Perspective Through Business
Alison Thompson, the first student to be admitted to the new MD/MBA Program, a partnership between the Smeal College of Business and the Penn State College of Medicine, is currently completing her first semester of business classes. She says that the business skills she'll learn, like teamwork, communications, and financial accounting, will help to make her a more well-rounded physician.
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