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Smeal MBA students about to embark on global immersion trips

February 27, 2015


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.

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Military personnel transition easily to Smeal MBA program

February 24, 2015


Military personnel have traditionally found a welcoming home in the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

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Smeal junior named IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month

February 24, 2015


A Penn State Smeal College of Business finance major’s fondness for and dedication to studying abroad has been rewarded. Junior Sondra Goldschmidt, who is minoring in Italian and theater, has been named the IES Abroad Ambassador of the Month for January.

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Smeal Executive MBA Program to host Women’s Leadership Forum

February 19, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia will host its third Women’s Leadership Forum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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PwC vice chairman discusses new book during visit to Smeal

February 19, 2015


Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PwC), said during a one-on-one interview that research for his recently released book changed his outlook on individuals and opportunities.

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Five new supply chain offerings on Penn State Executive Programs spring/summer portfolio of offerings

February 13, 2015


Penn State Executive Programs, part of the Smeal College of Business, has introduced five new supply chain open-enrollment programs among its spring and early summer offerings. Registration for all programs is now open.

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McGladrey joins Smeal’s Corporate Associates Program

February 4, 2015


McGladrey LLP, the nation’s fifth largest accounting firm, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates member. The firm joins 24 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.

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Three Department of Marketing faculty ranked highly for research productivity

February 4, 2015


In two lists released by the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) special interest group for doctoral students, DocSIG, three faculty members in the Department of Marketing in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business are highly ranked in research productivity.

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Series of student career events planned for Smeal

February 2, 2015


Penn State Smeal College of Business students will have ample opportunities to connect with potential employers starting today in a series of targeted career fairs, including the Supply Chain Career Fair, International Student Career Expo, Corporate Associate Spring Career Fair, Spring Career Days, and more.

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Smeal Alumni Society Board unveils 2015 award winners

February 2, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board has announced its 2015 Alumni Society Board award winners. Six alumni and two students will be recognized on March 20 at the 2015 Awards Program and Hammond Society Recognition Dinner.

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Three Smeal alumni among six Penn Staters on list of under-30 supply chain stars

February 2, 2015


Six Penn State graduates, including three from the Smeal College of Business, were recently named to the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars list, as compiled by ThomasNet, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and Inbound Logistics magazine.

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Poster session highlights latest evolution in GE-funded natural gas initiative

January 26, 2015


A group of GE executives from around the country converged on campus recently to meet with representatives from the Smeal College of Business and three other Penn State colleges as part of the continuing evolution of the Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems (CCRINGSS).

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Loss aversion drives consumers to purchase high-priced extended warranties

January 23, 2015


Pranav Jindal, assistant professor of marketing at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has published a research paper that examines why consumers purchase extended warranties.

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Smeal using assessment to influence student leadership training

January 23, 2015


With ample evidence that employers seek students with effective leadership skills, the Office of Career and Corporate Connections at the Penn State Smeal College of Business is steadily expanding the use of the Korn/Ferry ProSpective Leadership Assessment to influence programming and increase undergraduate student marketability.

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Executive Insights: PwC Vice Chairman Mitch Cohen to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

January 20, 2015


Mitch Cohen ’81 ACCTG, vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), will share his perspectives on business, leadership, and a book he recently co-authored, with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Feb. 13.

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Smeal names Mooney director of eLDIG

January 9, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Matthew E. Mooney director of the college’s new eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG).

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New Smeal Major Aligns with ‘Culture of Entrepreneurship’ at Penn State

January 6, 2015


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will add to its roster of majors for undergraduate students and expand its portfolio of entrepreneurship-related initiatives with the launch this semester of a new Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) major.

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Accelerated section of BA 411 ends up in Lion’s Cage

December 22, 2014


Every undergraduate student who earns a degree from the Penn State Smeal College of Business must negotiate the rigors of BA 411 Analyzing Business and Industry. It is the college’s capstone course. For two dozen of those students, BA 411 ends with a trip to the Lion’s Cage.

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Penn State Smeal team finishes second in inaugural Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

December 18, 2014


A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finished second in the inaugural Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition, which the college recently hosted in its Business Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Rost Named Fall 2014 Smeal Student Marshal

December 15, 2014


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Daniel Rost as the student marshal for fall 2014.

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Final Five Teams to Vie for $17,500 in Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

December 1, 2014


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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Businessweek ranks Smeal MBA Program No. 2 in ROI

November 17, 2014


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program ranks No. 2 in return on investment according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek rankings.

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Smeal Names Four New Members to Its Board of Visitors

October 31, 2014


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named four new members to its Board of Visitors. Joining the board are Jon Grosso, ’89, executive vice president and director of stores for Kohl’s Department Stores; Ron Morgan, ’93, co-founder of MorganFranklin Consulting; Stephen Reeves, ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Enviva Holdings; and Salomon “Sal” Sredni, ’87, chief executive officer of TradeStation Group, Inc.

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Deysher Named Alumni Fellow by Penn State Alumni Association

October 27, 2014


Bryon Deysher, a 1977 graduate of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, was one of 21 Penn State alumni recognized in early October as Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association. Deysher is president and chief executive officer of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. and a member of the Smeal Board of Visitors.

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Price-Fixing Whistleblower and FBI Informant To Deliver Shoemaker Lecture at Penn State

October 15, 2014


Mark Whitacre, the corporate whistleblower who revealed price fixing at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and spent more than eight years in federal prison for tax evasion and fraud, will deliver a lecture entitled “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way” from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 6 in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Penn State Executive Programs Receives Gold Award for Junior Achievement Partnership

October 14, 2014


For its work with Junior Achievement USA, Penn State Executive Programs has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest executive education partnership award. The 2014 Gold award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships recognizes academic institutions that have partnered in the past year with an organization to teach its employees about a key business issue.

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Urban Outfitters, Inc. Chief Development Officer Discusses Leadership and Challenges, Opportunities in the Fashion Retail Industry

October 10, 2014


David Ziel, chief development officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc., spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building today, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.

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Urban Outfitters, Inc. Chief Development Officer David Ziel to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series

October 1, 2014


David Ziel, chief development officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, October 10. His visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights series and the Melvin Jacobs Retail Leadership Lecture Series.

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Ethical Behavior Can Be Contagious

September 30, 2014


A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers’ ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.

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Smeal to Contribute to GE-Supported Center to Study Natural Gas Supply Chains

September 25, 2014


GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State (CCRINGSS) will engage Penn State researchers and students from many disciplines in collaborative work with various industry stakeholders. The center will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management.

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