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Penn State Smeal MBA Program ranked No. 25 in Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

November 17, 2017


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program is No. 25 in the 2017 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools rankings released Thursday. Smeal improved 12 places over its previous Businessweek ranking, one of the biggest gains by any business school on the list.

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Anonymous $1 million gift will support Penn State Smeal leadership program

November 14, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has received an anonymous $1 million estate commitment to create scholarship and program funds to support the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and its students.

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Alumnae Hope and Torabi named to Smeal Board of Visitors

November 8, 2017


Dean Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Smeal College of Business, has announced the addition of two new members to the college’s Board of Visitors. Wanda Bryant Hope '87, chief diversity officer at Johnson & Johnson, and Farnoosh Torabi '02, journalist, best-selling author, television personality, and personal finance expert, will begin their three-year terms at the board’s November meeting.

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Speakers in Hambrick’s management course embody, reinforce the lessons learned

November 1, 2017


Donald Hambrick, an Evan Pugh University Professor and Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, looks for just the right fit when considering executives to invite to address his Management 531 course.

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Johnson & Johnson diversity chief shares views during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

October 24, 2017


Johnson & Johnson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Wanda Bryant Hope shared her thoughts and opinions on a number of topics Friday with the students, staff, and faculty that filled Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building. It was the final installment of this semester’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Beta Gamma Sigma seeking top Penn State Smeal students to join

October 18, 2017


Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society that recognizes business excellence, will email invitations this week to high-achieving upperclassmen in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Qualifying juniors and seniors should be checking their inboxes. Formal printed invitations will be mailed to students and parents in the near future.

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Penn State Smeal EMBA Workshop will allow attendees to interact with award-winning faculty

October 16, 2017


Prospective students interested in the Philadelphia-based Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program will have another unique opportunity this week to learn from one of Smeal’s award-winning faculty. A second EMBA Workshop is planned for 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the suburban Philadelphia home of the Smeal EMBA Program, the Chubb Conference Center in Lafayette Hill.

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Middle managers may turn to unethical behavior to face unrealistic expectations

October 13, 2017


While unethical behavior in organizations is often portrayed as flowing down from top management, or creeping up from low-level positions, a team of researchers suggest that middle management also can play a key role in promoting wide-spread unethical behavior among their subordinates. In a study of a large telecommunications company, researchers found that middle managers used a range of tactics to inflate their subordinates' performance and deceive top management, according to Linda Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics in the Smeal College of Business.

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Executive Insights: Johnson & Johnson chief diversity officer to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

October 12, 2017


Wanda Bryant Hope, the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Johnson & Johnson, will share her viewpoints on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Oct. 20. Her visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Penn State Smeal, Penn State World Campus partnering on new master’s degree in corporate innovation

October 10, 2017


Penn State has launched a new master’s degree aimed at helping business professionals lead innovation at their companies at a time of increasing competition, globalization and rapid technological advances. Penn State is accepting applications for the master of professional studies in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, a 33-credit degree taught by internationally ranked Smeal College of Business faculty and offered exclusively online through Penn State World Campus.

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