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Current undergraduates can now apply for new one-year Penn State Smeal masters program in management and leadership
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is now accepting applications for fall 2017 enrollment in its new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership (MMOL), an accelerated master’s program designed primarily for recently graduated baccalaureate students from technical, non-business backgrounds.
Penn State Smeal one of three new Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship programs at University
Penn State and the Peace Corps have finalized a new partnership that will help returning Peace Corps volunteers pursue their graduate education in the School of International Affairs, Smeal College of Business, or the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State launches redesigned online MBA led by Smeal College of Business
Penn State has redesigned its highly ranked online MBA into a new program that is more flexible for adult learners, the University announced today (Sept. 12). The new Penn State online MBA is being led by the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business and will be offered online through Penn State World Campus.
Lou Gattis named faculty director of Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program
Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance and faculty director of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program, has been named faculty director of Smeal’s Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program.
Penn State Smeal expands professional masters and graduate certificate offerings to meet demand
To better serve the needs of professionals at various stages of their careers and to create more opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration, the Penn State Smeal College of Business has consolidated administrative support for multiple current and forthcoming professional graduate academic offerings within a new Office of Professional Graduate Programs.
Gartner ranks Penn State Smeal No. 1 in supply chain graduate, undergraduate education
Gartner, Inc., has again ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business No. 1 in supply chain graduate and undergraduate education.
Still time to register for Penn State Smeal EMBA for a Day event
The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia has planned a unique opportunity on May 21 for individuals thinking about pursuing a degree in 2016 — EMBA for a Day.
New one-year Penn State Smeal masters program designed to enhance business acumen of STEM students
The Penn State Smeal College of Business will begin accepting applications this summer for fall 2017 enrollment in its new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership, an accelerated master’s program designed primarily for recently graduated baccalaureate students from technical, non-business backgrounds.
Smeal MBA team takes second at Big 10+ Case Competition
A team of Penn State Smeal College of Business first-year MBA students took second place in the Big 10+ Case Competition in early April at Ohio State.
Smeal names new members to Board of Visitors
Dean Charles Whiteman and the Penn State Smeal College of Business have named three members to its Board of Visitors. New board members include Tom Buday, ’80, senior vice president and head of marketing and consumer communication at Nestlé; Kim Dixon, ’89, executive vice president and chief operating officer for FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.; and Dave Marcinek, ’93, a partner with Goldman Sachs.
Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board honors 2016 award winners
The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board has announced its 2016 Alumni Society Board award winners. Two students and six alumni were recognized on March 18 at the 2016 Awards Program and Hammond Society Recognition Dinner at the Penn Stater.
Energy executives to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership lecture series
Two Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni who are CEOs of Pennsylvania-based energy companies will share their perspectives about the evolving energy sector and their roles as leaders on Friday, March 18. Their visits are part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
Penn State Smeal MBAs set to explore international business destinations
Expanding global perspective and enhancing the ability to communicate cross-culturally are integral parts of the Penn State Smeal MBA educational experience. The program’s annual global immersion, planned for Feb. 28 to March 4, provides a weeklong opportunity for first-year students to witness firsthand the dynamics of the interconnected global economy.
Penn State Smeal MBA team wins supply chain competition
A team of first-year MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the 2016 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative Inter-College Case Competition, hosted by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.
Penn State Smeal team wins Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge
A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the Sixth Annual Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge, hosted by Michigan State’s Eli Broad College of Business.
Five finalists named for Smeal MBA Case Competition
Five teams of MBA students from programs across the United States will compete Dec. 3-4 for $17,500 in prize money in the second Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition.
Workshop provides tools for Penn State Smeal MBAs to convey their stories
A workshop on storytelling during the recent weeklong Career Immersion for first-year Penn State MBAs aimed to prepare students to more effectively stand out in a crowded job marketplace.
Smeal’s Garber Venture Capital Fund poised to enter new stage
The Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, which provides MBA students with the opportunity to evaluate business opportunities and issue funding, is on the precipice of several dynamic changes.
Four Smeal grads in 2015 class of Penn State Alumni Fellows
Four Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellows awards Wednesday night for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Lisa Baird ’84, Mitchell D. Cohen ’81, Jerome S. Griffith ’79, and Steven K. Richards ‘84.
Lou Gattis named faculty director of Smeal MBA Program
Lou Gattis, clinical professor of finance, has been named the faculty director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.
Mallison named Smeal MBA student services director
Ann Mallison has been promoted to student services director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. She formerly served as assistant director of admissions for the program.
Smeal faculty/staff advocating culture of integrity
Efforts to create a culture of integrity in the Smeal College of Business extend beyond students in the classroom to faculty and staff in the workplace.
Recalling his time as Ford’s recall coordinator: Gioia shares Pinto lessons in the classroom and The New Yorker
Decision making with limited or ambiguous information is a recurring theme in Denny Gioia’s MBA and Executive MBA classes. One case he frequently uses to illustrate the implications of leading in the real world of business and working within powerful corporate cultures is based on lessons learned as a young employee at Ford Motor Company.
Smeal MBA students learn decision-making, leadership lessons in Gettysburg
Second-year MBA students took an April trip to Gettysburg and into history as a culminating leadership experience, a reaffirmation of the skills honed across nearly two years in the Smeal MBA Program.
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.
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