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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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Newly redesigned Penn State Smeal Executive MBA provides more options, flexibility

October 3, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has redesigned its Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program to provide more options and increased flexibility to its students. Under the new design, students will now engage in residential instruction every other weekend over only a 17-month span, down from 21 months previously. The program is based at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center in Lafayette Hill.

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Two Smeal grads in 2017 class of Penn State Alumni Fellows

October 3, 2017


Two Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni will be honored Wednesday night with Penn State Alumni Fellows awards for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Abdul Farid ’90 and Louis J. Grabowsky ’73.

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President Barron visits entrepreneurship class, offers brainstorming insights

October 3, 2017


President Eric Barron paid a visit to Erik Foley's Management 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset class as a special guest and offered a proposal to a group of students collaborating on ways to distribute locally grown produce.

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Record number of teams register for 4th Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

September 26, 2017


The 4th Annual Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition has drawn the most interest since its inception in 2014. A record number of 46 teams from 27 schools, also a record number, have committed to compete for five coveted semifinalist positions and a chance to win a top prize of $10,000.

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Clark Associates, Inc. joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

September 20, 2017


Clark Associates, Inc., a collective of companies providing the food service industry with equipment, supplies, and service, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 28 existing Corporate Partners.

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