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Smeal adds several events to Penn State Startup Week activities

April 21, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business contributed three events, and a prominent Smeal alumna added another, to the more than 85 unique happenings on campus this week as part of Penn State Startup Week.

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Penn State Smeal event to address complexities facing entrepreneurs

April 19, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is collaborating with the Penn State Office of Gift Planning and the Gift Planning Advisory Council, to present a family business symposium. The event is designed to offer University alumni and friends who are engaged in entrepreneurial ventures—or those who have assumed roles in family businesses—tools to navigate the complexities associated with those businesses. “Your Business, Your Family, Your Legacy: Serving Entrepreneurs — The University's Land Grant Mission” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Business Building.

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Four finance students team up to win Penn State Smeal Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition

April 13, 2017


Nearly 30 Penn State Smeal College of Business students recently tackled the ethical dilemma behind prescription drug price hikes and controls as part of the college’s second Ethics in the Workplace Case Competition. A team of four finance majors — Nicholas Pearson, Raza Asghar, Zachary Cohen, and Jason Cook — was chosen from among six other teams on April 7 in the Business Building. Each team member earned $500 and the right to represent Smeal in the 15th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition from Oct. 19-21 at the University of Arizona.

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Penn State Smeal faculty will teach new online graduate certificate in marketing analytics

April 11, 2017


Penn State is accepting applications for a new graduate-level certificate designed to help companies leverage their marketing data to drive business success. The 12-credit graduate certificate in marketing analytics is being offered exclusively online through Penn State World Campus. The four courses will be taught by faculty from the Penn State Smeal College of Business Marketing Department, who are among the world’s leading scholars and sought-after thought leaders.

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Penn State Smeal colleagues remember Paul Rigby as a man who ‘got things done … with style and grace’

April 10, 2017


Colleagues of Paul Rigby, associate dean emeritus for research and graduate programs in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, remember him as a man who could get things done with a quiet and unassuming nature. A memorial service for Rigby, who passed away in January, is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Johnson & Johnson diversity officer calls focus of Penn State Smeal’s START Conference ‘important’

April 7, 2017


Wanda Bryant Hope, the chief diversity officer of Johnson & Johnson, said recently it’s more important than ever that universities educate their students about diversity and inclusion. Hope, a 1987 Penn State Smeal College of Business marketing graduate, was the keynote speaker at Smeal’s START (Striving Toward Awareness and Respect for Tomorrow) Conference at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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2017 Powerful Women conference features multiple accomplished female leaders

April 5, 2017


The 2017 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business organization, will feature a trio of dynamic speakers. Susan Schandel, senior vice president and chief financial officer of NASCAR; Allison Baver, Olympic bronze medal-winning speedskater and business woman; and Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, will speak.

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Penn State Smeal marks 10th anniversary of Penn State Boeing Case Competition

April 3, 2017


The Boeing Company and the Penn State Smeal College of Business held the Penn State Boeing Case Competition in late March, the 10th anniversary of the competition.

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Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board recognizes 2017 honorees

March 27, 2017


The Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board honored its 2017 Alumni Society Board award winners on Friday. Two students and four alumni were recognized at the 2017 Awards Program and Hammond Society Dinner at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

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Penn State Smeal Business Clubs capitalize on connections and collaboration

March 22, 2017


Using knowledge and skills they accumulated as graduates of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, alumni volunteers have established Smeal Business Clubs (formally known as Affiliate Program Groups) in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago.

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Penn State Smeal S.T.A.R.T. Conference highlights diversity in business

March 14, 2017


Business leaders from EY, KPMG, BP, Boeing, PwC, Frito Lay, Altria, and Johnson & Johnson will join students, faculty and administration from the Penn State Smeal College of Business on March 30 to discuss business initiatives in diversity at the 18th annual S.T.A.R.T. Conference.

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Penn State Smeal introduces new online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting

March 9, 2017


Applications are now being accepted for fall 2017 enrollment in the online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting (CORAC) offered by Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. This twelve credit-hour certificate program is part of a growing portfolio of professional graduate offerings from Smeal. CORAC is designed for working professionals who seek a strong foundation in accounting.

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Penn State Smeal appoints Jordan S. Claffey to Real Estate Advisory Board Executive Committee

March 8, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the appointment of Jordan S. Claffey to its Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee. Claffey is executive vice president and head of retail at RFR Realty LLC.

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Penn State Smeal students team up to take second in international case competition

March 6, 2017


Four finance students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business teamed up to take second place in February in the Heavener International Case Competition (HICC) at the University of Florida.

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PwC executive concludes 2016-17 Penn State Smeal Executive Insights series

March 3, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, staff, and students heard two executives’ interpretations of leadership and more during this semester’s Executive Insights lecture series. Jim Flanagan, PwC vice chairman and U.S. managing partner who spoke Tuesday, was the second speaker of the spring.

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Smeal first-year MBAs immersed in international business destinations

February 28, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business first-year MBA students are expanding their global perspective and enhancing their ability to communicate cross-culturally this week.

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Geico joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

February 24, 2017


Geico, the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the U.S., is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 27 existing Corporate Partners.

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Penn State Smeal names Mark Pasierb as newest Real Estate Advisory Board Executive Committee member

February 22, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Mark Pasierb as its newest member to the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee. Pasierb is the President of Pitcairn Properties Inc. in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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Penn State THON leadership has heavy Smeal influence

February 17, 2017


Led by Executive Director Austin Sommerer, the THON executive committee includes seven other members who are Smeal College of Business students.

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Executive Insights: PwC U.S. chairman, senior partner Tim Ryan to speak at Smeal leadership series

February 14, 2017


Timothy F. Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of PwC, will share his thoughts on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Tuesday, Feb. 28. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Penn State Smeal’s Jenkins to serve on national accounting organization governing body

February 13, 2017


Edward R. Jenkins, an instructor in accounting for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been nominated for a three-year term on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Council, the organization’s governing body.

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New Penn State Smeal masters program in management and organizational leadership attracting diverse interest

February 2, 2017


In the few short months since the Penn State Smeal College of Business began accepting applications for its new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership (MMOL), a wide range of individuals—some from far-flung locations—has expressed interest.

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Penn State Executive Programs to offer SHRM exam prep course

January 31, 2017


Penn State Executive Programs, the executive education provider within the Smeal College of Business, has been approved by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer the SHRM Exam Prep Course in two locations this spring.

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Executive Insights: MedExpress co-founder, CEO Frank Alderman to speak at Smeal leadership series

January 20, 2017


Dr. Frank Alderman, co-founder and CEO of MedExpress Urgent Care, will share his perspectives on entrepreneurship and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Feb. 3. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Retired PwC exec, Smeal alumnus Mitch Cohen next Ethics & Executives speaker

January 17, 2017


Mitchell D. Cohen, retired vice chairman of PwC, will be the next speaker for the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ethics & Executives Speaker Series, from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday in Room 217 Business Building.

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Penn State Smeal plans five Honor Code signings for spring 2017

January 9, 2017


Faculty, staff, and students will have five opportunities this month to reaffirm their commitment to integrity—one of the Penn State Smeal College of Business’ core values—by signing the Smeal Honor Code.

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Penn State Smeal’s Russell Barton named distinguished professor

January 6, 2017


Russell Barton, Penn State Smeal College of Business senior associate dean for research and faculty, has been named Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems.

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MAcc student selected as Penn State Smeal fall 2016 student marshal

December 16, 2016


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Holly Lamp as the student marshal for fall 2016. She will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Ceremony Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Penn State Smeal BA 342 ‘Change Our World’ assignment underscores possibilities of personal & corporate social responsibility

December 12, 2016


Students in Senior Instructor of Management and Organization Ron Johnson's BA 342 course displayed creativity in fulfilling the requirements of his 'Change Our World' personal and corporate social responsibility assignment.

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

December 8, 2016


A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finished second in the third Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition, which the college held Dec. 2 in its Business Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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