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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.
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.
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