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Smeal Joins National Hispanic MBA Scholarship Effort
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program has joined the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' University Partnership Program, a national higher education effort aimed at expanding scholarship opportunities for Hispanic MBA students.
Two Smeal MBA Students Find $13.3 Million in Energy Savings During Summer Fellowships
Ryan Mallett and Rama Murugan, second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent their summers as Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellows and identified more than $13.3 million in energy savings for their host companies.
Deloitte Selects Smeal as Target School for MBA Supply Chain Recruiting
Deloitte has selected the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program as one of four programs nationwide where it is launching a targeted recruiting effort focused on supply chain management professionals. As part of this new initiative, Deloitte Consulting's Supply Chain practice will begin its ramped-up recruitment efforts at Smeal this fall.
College Guide Highlights Smeal MBA Program's Social, Environmental Components
A new guide to MBA programs focusing on the social responsibility and sustainability aspects of the graduate programs features a profile of the Smeal College of Business MBA Program and its efforts in these areas.
Smeal's Garber VC Fund Invests in Healthy Humans
The MBA student-managed Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business closed its investment in Healthy Humans LLC, a provider of e-health portals for patients and doctors to improve health outcomes and lower costs, during the spring 2010 semester. The $150,000 investment will be used to expand the Healthy Humans HealthHub continuity-care platform to additional physician practices and insurers.
Smeal Team Places Second in Big Ten MBA Case Competition
A team of first-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business placed second at the 18th annual Big Ten MBA Case Competition held this month at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
MBAs Volunteer Around the World in Inaugural Immersion Week
Second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business completed their weeklong service immersion in March and shared their experiences on a new website, serviceatsmeal.org.
Alumni Society Board to Honor Outstanding Smeal Students and Graduates
The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board will hold its annual awards banquet on April 9 to honor outstanding alumni and students for their extraordinary commitment to diversity and the mission of the college.
'Smeal for Chile' Holds Auction for Chile Earthquake Recovery
Smeal for Chile, a fundraising effort started by Smeal College of Business MBA student Phillip Jarpa, is holding an online auction featuring Penn State sports memorabilia on its Facebook page starting today and running until April 15.
Wal-Mart Gives Smeal MBAs Hands-On Research Project
Having the chance to research and improve Wal-Mart’s distribution network as a student is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bob Novack, associate professor of supply chain at Smeal, guided his second-year MBAs as they took on this seven and a half week project. After analyzing all aspects from suppliers to consumers to inventory and transportation, Novack and his students were able to add flexibility into the network and help reduce cost of lost sales.
MBAs Discuss Chinese Economy After Global Immersion Week
Twenty-six first-year MBA students at Smeal recently returned from their global immersion week in Shanghai, China. Scott Garrison, David Jones and Susan Slopek share their thoughts on some of the business issues they encountered while abroad.
MBAs Share Their Global Immersion Experiences in India
Seventeen first-year MBA students from Smeal recently returned from their global immersion week in New Delhi, India. Students Sasha DiVirgilio, Bob Long and Kate Roberton share their thoughts on some of the business issues they encountered while overseas.
MBA Class Reunion Scheduled for Blue-White Weekend
Smeal College of Business MBA alumni from the classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005 are invited to attend this year's MBA reunion on April 24, the Saturday of the annual Blue-White football game. The day begins with a light breakfast served in the Business Building Atrium from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Penn State Smeal Wins International MBA Logistics Case Competition
A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business won the 2011 Sam M. Walton College of Business International Graduate Logistics Case Competition, held Oct. 28-29 at Sam's Club headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The Smeal team of Jason Jones, Mehul Pathak, Jennifer Ruelens, Rashmi Sharma, Allison Shauger, and Erlend Weggers beat out teams from nine other leading American and European business schools.
MBAs Confront Real Business Challenges in APEX Program
The Department of Dermatology at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was struggling to enroll participants in outpatient clinical trials and compete with more nimble competitors in the private sector. A team of MBAs from the Smeal College of Business helped to streamline the Penn State process and win a greater share of the important pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trial business.
Smeal MBAs Place Second in National Case Competition
A team of second-year MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business took home second place in the National Student Case Competition held at the National Black MBA Association's (NBMBAA) annual conference and exposition on Oct. 6-7 in Atlanta.
Smeal Alumni: Lessons from Paterno Apply on Wall Street
An article published Oct. 6 by Bloomberg traces the steps of five men, including three Smeal College of Business alumni, from Penn State's 1986 national championship football team to the trading floors of Wall Street.
Supply Chain Executives Rank Penn State Among Top Talent Sources
A new report from by researchers at Stanford University and Gartner names Penn State as one of the leading universities for supply chain talent.
Forbes Ranks Smeal MBA Program Among Public Top 10
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program is ranked No. 10 among publicly supported business schools in the latest ranking of domestic MBA programs by Forbes magazine.
Smeal Tops Gartner's Supply Chain Education Rankings
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has the No. 1 undergraduate and graduate programs in supply chain management in the country, according to a new report from Gartner.
Smeal MBA Program Restructures Leadership
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has restructured the organizational leadership of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program, dividing management of the program between two administrators.
Garber VC Fund Invests in Philadelphia Medical Imaging Technology Firm
The Garber Venture Capital Fund, an MBA student-centric VC fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, recently closed a transaction to invest $150,000 in Real Time Tomography (RTT), LLC, a medical imaging technology firm based in suburban Philadelphia.
MBA Pre-Commencement Set for May 7
The Penn State Smeal College of Business will celebrate the accomplishments of the 82 members of the Smeal MBA Program class of 2011 with the annual MBA pre-commencement ceremony on May 7. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center.
Penn State Smeal MBA Program Improves in 2012 U.S. News Rankings
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA program ranks 40th overall and 17th among public universities in the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which is published annually by U.S. News & World Report. Smeal ranks fifth in the nation in the specialty category of Supply Chain/Logistics.
Businessweek Website Profiles Smeal's MBA Integrity Efforts
An article on the website of Bloomberg Businessweek highlights the efforts of the Penn State Smeal College of Business in ending plagiarism in the MBA application process. The website also features an online chat transcript on the topic with Carrie Marcinkevage, MBA director of admissions.
MBA-Managed Garber VC Fund Exits One Investment, Ups Another
The Garber Venture Capital Fund, an early stage venture investment fund managed by MBA students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, recently sold its stock in one company and upped its investment in another.
Garber VC Fund Exits American Education Corp.
With the acquisition of American Education Corp. (AEC) by K12 Inc., the Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business has sold its shares of AEC for $764,518.65, with the possibility of additional milestone payments.
Penn State Smeal MBA Improves in 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings
The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program was one of the biggest positive movers in Bloomberg Businessweek’s most recent bi-annual ranking of full-time MBAs, improving by six places to No. 38 overall and No. 14 among public business schools.
Career Fairs Kick Off Fall Recruiting Season at Smeal
With only 500 miles or so between Penn State’s University Park campus and one of the largest MBA career fairs in the nation, more than a third of the students in the Smeal MBA Program decided to pack their bags and set out for Indianapolis in late September. The MBA road-trip was just one of many activities during the month designed to connect corporate recruiters with Smeal College of Business students at all levels seeking internships, co-ops, and full-time opportunities.
Highlights from the Past Six Years at Smeal
Life at the Smeal College of Business has evolved in countless ways since 2006. This timeline captures just some of the milestones and events from the past six years.
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