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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.