April 15, 2014
Alumni and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business gathered at the Business Building on April 11 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students and faculty. The college’s annual Leaders Celebration acknowledges the outstanding generosity of donors who provide student scholarships, enhance physical resources and technology, support faculty research, and more.
Smeal Undergraduate Net Impact Chapter and Honors Society Beta Alpha Psi Partner with KPMG to Fight Illiteracy
April 14, 2014
Earlier this semester, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter partnered with KPMG, Accounting and Finance honors society Beta Alpha Psi, and First Book for a corporate social responsibility event providing 200 children at Penns Valley Elementary School in Spring Mills, Pa., with books and a day of literacy activities.
April 11, 2014
John D. Garber ’40 passed away last month in Palm Desert, Calif. He and his wife, Bette, were significant contributors to the Penn State Smeal College of Business, establishing the John and Bette Garber Venture Capital Center for Penn State Smeal MBA students in 1999.
April 10, 2014
The annual Powerful Women Paving the Way conference—last year’s Penn State Outstanding Program of the Year—is well-attended by both women students and professionals. But what many people don’t know is that it is student-run and organized.
April 9, 2014
Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Cody Domasky, Nick Hertel, and Stefan Richter have earned 2013 Elijah Watt Sells Awards from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), recognizing outstanding performance on the Certified Public Accountant exam.
April 8, 2014
A group of about 25 undergraduate students gathered with two Deloitte representatives last month for the inaugural ‘Donuts and Dilemmas’ event, a new initiative spearheaded by Honor and Integrity Director Jennifer Eury. The Donuts and Dilemmas series aims to provide students an opportunity to engage in an open discussion about ethical dilemmas in the professional workplace.
April 3, 2014
As part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program’s global immersion experience, 22 students spent one week in Lima, Peru, at the beginning of March to experience the business climate and culture.
April 3, 2014
With a commitment of $634,000 to the Smeal College of Business, Penn State alumni Steve and Lyn Reeves of Baltimore, Md., will establish the Reeves Family Early Career Professorship and the Reeves Family Student Success Fund, both to benefit Smeal’s Department of Accounting.
April 2, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business course Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (Accounting 211) has a reputation for rigor. Ken Pasch, instructor in accounting and management, has leveraged technology to help reinforce lessons and provide students with opportunities for practice and extra credit.
April 1, 2014
Kara Keenan began her role as managing director of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in January. Here, she talks about her new role and the advantages of the Smeal EMBA Program, a 21-month program that takes place on alternating weekends in Philadelphia.
March 31, 2014
Join fellow professionals, Penn State students, and several high-profile keynote speakers for the 2014 Powerful Women Paving the Way conference, a two-day celebration of women in business featuring networking opportunities and breakout sessions.
March 31, 2014
How do consumers decide when faced with the option of buying a traditional product or a competing product that is marketed as “green?” Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Karen Winterich and her colleagues set out to develop a scale of “green consumption values” to help predict which consumers will prefer to purchase environmentally friendly products.
March 31, 2014
Insurance research focuses heavily on risk, particularly on the choices people make and why. So when Lisa Posey, associate professor of business administration at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, wanted to investigate risk and its relationship to certain genetic markers in the brain, she came to the college’s Laboratory for Economics, Management, and Auctions (LEMA).
March 29, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board honored six alumni and two students at yesterday’s Alumni Society Board awards banquet. The awards recognize students and alumni for their extraordinary commitment to diversity and the mission of the college.
March 26, 2014
Penn State Smeal College of Business One-Year Master of Accounting student Julie Litz is gaining real-world client experience this semester as an audit intern with Cherry Bekaert LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country.
Nestlé Waters Former CEO and Chairman, Sustainability Advocate Kim Jeffery to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series
March 25, 2014
Former CEO and chairman of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Kim Jeffery will share his perspectives on business, leadership, and sustainability with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 4, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
March 25, 2014
Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program alumni James Abbey ‘13g and Kaitlin Wowak ’12g are using their supply chain management expertise to improve supply chain practice in industry through research and teaching.
March 20, 2014
Registration is open for two new executive education programs in supply chain management through Penn State Executive Programs. Both programs, covering topics related to business analytics, transportation, and logistics, are slated for the first week of June at Penn State’s University Park campus.
March 20, 2014
Jennifer Eury discusses her new role as the director of honor and integrity at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, including her vision, strategic priorities, and how she interacts with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and corporate representatives.
March 18, 2014
As part of their final semester of coursework in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, MBA students are applying all their recently acquired knowledge to real-world business projects through the Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX).
March 17, 2014
Students, faculty, and staff from across Penn State are invited to register for the Smeal College of Business S.T.A.R.T. Conference, a one-day event focused on business initiatives in diversity. The event is slated for Mar. 28 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.
March 14, 2014
On February 20-21, the Penn State Smeal MBA Program hosted the second and final round of the Deloitte Supply Chain MBA Challenge—a case competition sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP. After the awards presentation, faculty members from the participating schools and Deloitte Consulting leaders participated in a round table discussion on the future of supply chain education.
March 12, 2014
Key themes that emerged from the Institute for the Study of Business Markets’ (ISBM) recent winter meeting included managing customer experience and the importance of pricing, according to Ralph Oliva. Oliva serves as executive director of the ISBM, a research center in the Penn State Smeal College of Business focused on the practice of business-to-business marketing.
March 10, 2014
Dennis Gioia, the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, visited with a class of undergraduates last month to discuss an ethical challenge that helped shape his career and the American auto industry.
March 7, 2014
While many Americans watched the 2014 Winter Olympics on television, Penn State Smeal MBA student Jason Ganter was working behind the scenes in Sochi, Russia, in the NBC wing of the International Broadcast Center.