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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 17, 2017
Led by Executive Director Austin Sommerer, the THON executive committee includes seven other members who are Smeal College of Business students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.