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Penn State Smeal team wins Mulroy Real Estate Challenge

April 16, 2019


A team of four Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate students combined to produce the winning presentation in the 10th Annual Mulroy Real Estate Challenge, a national real estate development case competition hosted by Villanova University’s Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate.

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Penn State Smeal College of Business names two new members to Board of Visitors

April 12, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business alumni Farid Alias and Jerome Griffith have accepted invitations from Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, to join the Smeal Board of Visitors.

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Penn State Smeal Executive MBA student transfers classroom lessons to life and the workplace

April 11, 2019


Jo Diaz, a business analyst with more than a decade of experience, details her pursuit of an MBA degree and how she ended up with the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive MBA in Philadelphia.

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Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board recognizes 2019 honorees

April 10, 2019


As part of the celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board honored its 2019 Alumni Society Board award winners on Friday. Two students and six alumni were recognized at the 2019 Awards Program and Hammond Society Dinner in the Business Building Atrium.

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Three new members join Penn State Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board

April 3, 2019


Andy Kaufman, chief investment officer of Community Capital Management, Stephan Levitsky, vice president of sustainability for Perdue Farms, and Lori Michelin, president and chief executive officer of the World Environment Center, have agreed to serve on the Penn State Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board.

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Executive Insights: President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

April 2, 2019


Tim Baxter, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America, will share his insights on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Executive Insights: Senior advisor to American Express chairman/CEO to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

March 28, 2019


Jim Bush, senior advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer of American Express, will share his knowledge on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Dynamic female business leaders to headline 2019 Powerful Women conference

March 19, 2019


Registration is still open for the 2019 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, scheduled for April 11-12 at The Nittany Lion Inn. The event, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business Organization, will commemorate its 11th year with engaging speakers and valuable networking opportunities.

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Supervisor and employee unlikely partners in Penn State Online MBA program

March 13, 2019


Otis supervisor Esteban Perez and his employee Mandy Lund transform from colleagues to classmates when they enroll in the Penn State Online MBA together.

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President Barron to help Penn State Smeal celebrate 20th anniversary of S.T.A.R.T. Conference

March 5, 2019


Penn State President Eric J. Barron will join business leaders from a variety of companies, as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration from the Penn State Smeal College of Business on March 28 to discuss business initiatives in diversity as the college celebrates the 20th annual S.T.A.R.T. Conference.

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Jonathan Haidt to present lecture at Smeal on Feb. 22

February 14, 2019


Jonathan Haidt, a New York Times bestselling author, widely-known moral psychologist, and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, will present a lecture on “What Capitalism Does to Us and For Us” at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 22 in 110 Business Building.

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Five Below chairman talks about success, failure, and the importance of supply chain during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

February 5, 2019


Thomas G. Vellios, co-founder and chairman of the board of Five Below, Inc., discussed a wide range of topics Friday in the Business Building’s Struthers Auditorium. Vellios spoke as part of Executive Insights, the signature speaker series of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Executive Insights: Chairman of Five Below to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

January 28, 2019


Thomas G. Vellios, the co-founder and chairman of the board of Five Below, Inc., will share his viewpoints on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Penn State Smeal MBA recognized for high ROI in latest Financial Times Rankings

January 28, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA ranked No. 8 globally in the “value for money” category in the 2019 Financial Times MBA Rankings, propelling the program 12 spots ahead from the previous year.

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Penn State Online MBA No. 9 in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings

January 17, 2019


The Penn State Online MBA tied for No. 9 overall in U.S. News’ 2019 Best Online Programs rankings, released Jan. 15, up one spot from the previous year.

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Smeal’s Ghadar gives University’s largest #GivingTuesday gift

January 15, 2019


Fariborz Ghadar, Smeal professor of finance, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, and director of the Center for Global Studies, supported Smeal's #GivingTuesday initiatives with what was the biggest gift to the University on that day.

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Penn State Smeal adds two accelerated, STEM-designated master’s degrees in corporate finance, real estate

January 8, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is offering two new accelerated master’s programs designed to address growing demand in the marketplace and give postgraduate students greater flexibility in customizing their academic plans to match their career goals.

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Leadership immersion experience puts concepts into practice for Penn State Smeal management students

December 10, 2018


With help from the Penn State Student Engagement Network, Smeal management professor Jennifer Eury was able to provide her students with a leadership immersion experience that reinforced and enhanced the concepts Eury taught her students in the classroom.

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Team of Penn State Smeal undergrads wins Maryland real estate case competition

December 14, 2018


A team of three undergraduate students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business combined to take first place in the 2018 Colvin Case Study Challenge, a national intercollegiate real estate competition hosted by the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development.

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Penn State Smeal MBAs place first in Fifth Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

December 13, 2018


Five MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business teamed up to place first in the Fifth Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition. Second-year students Amanda Flecha, Ryan Roach, Sophia Schuster, Anoop Sharma, and Sarah “Harvey” Weidman claimed the top prize of $10,000.

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Ebner named fall 2018 Penn State Smeal student marshal

December 11, 2018


Marketing major Rachel Ebner will lead Smeal's procession during Saturday's commencement exercises as the college's student marshal.

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Business Architecture Guild names Penn State Smeal’s Cameron a special academic advisor

December 5, 2018


The Business Architecture Guild® has announced the appointment of Brian Cameron, associate dean for professional graduate programs at the Smeal College of Business, as a special academic advisor.

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New graduate certificate from Penn State Smeal targets improving business strategy

November 29, 2018


A new graduate-level certificate from Penn State can help managers and leaders improve their organizations through business architecture, a growing practice that bridges business strategy with tactical implementation.

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Firms tend to imitate competitors led by charismatic—not narcissistic—CEOs

November 27, 2018


New research from the Penn State Smeal College of Business suggests that firms are likely to emulate competitors led by charismatic CEOs and less likely to emulate competitors led by narcissists, according to a recent study. That study was co-authored by Vilmos Misangyi, professor of strategic management, the BNY Mellon Fellow and the chair of the Management and Organization Department at Smeal, and Abhinav Gupta, an assistant professor of strategic management at University of Washington Foster School of Business, who obtained his Ph.D. from Smeal.

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Penn State Smeal names Hintz the 2018 Moore Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

November 21, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Edward R. Hintz the 2018 recipient of the Robert W. Moore Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor that Smeal can bestow upon its graduates.

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Four Smeal management faculty among most influential authors in textbooks

November 14, 2018


Four Penn State Smeal College of Business management and organization faculty members are among the top 1 percent of all management professors cited in textbooks, according to research published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education.

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Heister and Recine join Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

November 13, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Kurt Heister and Frank D. Recine as the newest members to the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Winners emerge from first PSU 6 Business Ethics Case Competition

November 5, 2018


Three teams emerged victorious Tuesday night in the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business PSU 6 Business Ethics Case Competition.

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Collis talks about leadership, supply chain challenges during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

October 29, 2018


Steven H. Collis, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen, spoke in front of a packed Struthers Auditorium on Friday in the Business Building. It was the third and final installment of Executive Insights this semester.

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Executive Insights: AmerisourceBergen CEO to speak at Penn State Smeal leadership series

October 24, 2018


Steven H. Collis, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company, will address business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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