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.
Penn State will host a high-level delegation of invited researchers and administrators from the United States and India Oct. 10-11, 2011, to create a network of scholars and policymakers that can serve as a think tank for discussing opportunities and challenges associated with higher education in India.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has presented Terrence Guay, clinical associate professor of international business, with the 2011 Fred Brand Jr. Outstanding Teacher Award, the college's highest honor for teaching.
A small but growing number of Penn State students are spending their Sunday mornings after home football games cleaning up a State College residential neighborhood that often becomes littered with trash following pre- and post-game celebrations.
Ten new faculty members have joined the Penn State Smeal College of Business this semester.
Undergraduate students at the Penn State Smeal College of Business can once again earn a degree in real estate with the real estate option in the college's new Risk Management major.
Penn State alumni and longtime benefactors J. David and Patricia Maloney Rogers have expanded their commitment to the Smeal College of Business with a $1 million challenge gift to fuel fundraising for the Rogers Family Trading Room in the Business Building.
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.
Penn State has formed a new, interdisciplinary research center to study the strength and security of the global financial system. The Center for the Study of Global Financial Stability seeks to build academic, government and industry partnerships to engage in joint research efforts that will develop a better understanding of the complexity of the global financial markets and help improve international financial stability.
For the second year in a row, Penn State Executive Programs has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest executive education partnership award. Penn State Executive Programs won the magazine's 2011 Gold award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships for its work with Office Depot. The award recognizes academic institutions that have partnered in the past year with an organization to teach its employees about a key business issue.
The KPMG Foundation has awarded Penn State Smeal College of Business doctoral students Adrienne Rhodes and Anywhere Sikochi each a $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarships, renewed for Rhodes and new for Sikochi, are for the 2011-2012 academic year, and are renewable for up to five years at $10,000 a year.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is now accepting applications for fall 2012 admission to its new one-year Master of Accounting Program. The One-Year MAcc Program is intended for recent college graduates who need to complete additional coursework to become a Certified Public Accountant.