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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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Barclays CEO shares candid views during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

September 19, 2017


Barclays Group Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley informed the students, faculty, and staff that filled the Business Building Atrium on Friday about business, diversity, and leadership in the second installment of this semester’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Executive Insights: Barclays CEO to speak at Smeal leadership series

September 14, 2017


Jes Staley, group chief executive officer of Barclays, will share his viewpoints on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Sept. 15. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Diversity marks inaugural class in Penn State Smeal’s new master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership

September 12, 2017


Diversity is a common theme in the inaugural class of Penn State Smeal's new Master in Management and Organizational Leadership, which is designed for students in STEM-related, non-business disciplines.

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First SCOR grant awarded to faculty from Penn State Smeal, College of Engineering

September 11, 2017


The inaugural monetary award in the Smeal Commercialization of Research (SCOR) Grant Program demonstrates the power of research collaborations across Penn State University. As awardees in the Penn State Fund for Innovation program, Hui Zhao, associate professor of supply chain management in the Smeal College of Business, and Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering, will share $30,000 provided by the FFI, Smeal, and the College of Engineering

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Amazon CFO kicks off 2017-18 Penn State Smeal Executive Insights series

September 8, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business students, faculty, and staff filled the Business Building Atrium on Friday to hear perspectives on business and leadership from Amazon’s Brian Olsavsky in the first installment of this semester’s Executive Insights lecture series.

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Penn State Smeal branding panel will feature perspectives from a variety of companies

September 7, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business students interested in careers in branding will have a unique opportunity to hear perspectives from professionals that range from emerging startups to established multi-national companies. “Forging a Career in Branding” is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in 110 Business Building, the Struthers Auditorium.

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Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky to speak at Smeal leadership series

September 6, 2017


Brian T. Olsavsky, chief financial officer and senior vice president at Amazon, will share his perspectives on business innovation 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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Sredni accepts role of Smeal volunteer chair in new Penn State fundraising campaign

September 5, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced that Salomon "Salo" Sredni (’87 accounting) has accepted the role of volunteer chair for the college’s fundraising efforts in “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.”

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Smeal research reveals computer program helps pick the best expert forecaster

August 29, 2017


Combining the intuition of humans with the impartiality of computers could improve decision-making for organizations, eventually leading to lower costs and better profits, according to a team of researchers that included Saurabh Bansal, assistant professor of supply chain management at Smeal.

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Residency positions Penn State Online MBA students for future success

August 23, 2017


A weeklong residency program helped prepare 82 students in the newly redesigned Penn State Online MBA Program, which is now led by the Smeal College of Business, for the academic journey that lies ahead of them.

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Penn State Smeal welcomes 16 new faculty members

August 15, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 16 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Marines benefit from partnership with Penn State Smeal, World Campus

August 10, 2017


U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Matt Hakola and Maj. Adam Chu will graduate on Saturday with a master of professional studies in supply chain management after completing their degrees through a special partnership between the Marines, Penn State World Campus, and the Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal's BOSS program ensures diverse students can find a place at Penn State

August 7, 2017


Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs Jamie Campbell explains how BOSS helps ensure diverse students can find a home at Penn State and in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal’s BOSS program celebrates 10 years

August 7, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business BOSS (Business Opportunities Summer Session) program celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. The program, which is facilitated by the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs, offers high school students, often from underrepresented populations, who are interested in a business degree a chance to see what college like is like here at Penn State.

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Penn State Smeal hosts, Cameron co-leads new Online MBA Consortium

August 4, 2017


Brian Cameron, associate dean for Professional Graduate Programs at Smeal, and colleagues from the college recently hosted a two-day meeting of the Online MBA Consortium (OMC), which comprises the top 10 online MBA programs in the country.

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Preciado brings lessons learned during fellowship to new role as Penn State Smeal associate dean of undergraduate education

July 27, 2017


Felisa Preciado, the new associate dean of undergraduate education for the Smeal College of Business, said she is using lessons learned during her year as a Penn State Administrative Fellow under the mentorship of Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.

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Penn State Smeal’s Gray receives IACM Lifetime Achievement Award

July 26, 2017


The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) recently presented Barbara Gray, professor emerita of organizational behavior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business and Penn State Executive Programs faculty fellow emerita, with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Hammond brings industry, academic expertise to Penn State Smeal marketing analytics graduate certificate

July 17, 2017


Chelsea Hammond, who combines 10 years of industry experience with a Ph.D. in communication science, heads Smeal's new Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics and will teach the first of the program's four courses.

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Penn State Smeal Board of Visitors member Martha Jordan named Penn State Distinguished Alumna

July 14, 2017


Penn State has named Smeal grad Martha B. Jordan a 2017 Distinguished Alumna for her service and giving in support of the University. Jordan is the current chair of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy, which has led Penn State’s effort to launch a new University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

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Penn State Smeal’s Wehr selected for prestigious Masie 30 Under 30 program

July 13, 2017


Katrina Wehr, an instructional designer in the Penn State Smeal College of Business eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG), has been selected to participate in the Elliott Masie 30 Under 30 Learning 2017 Program, a prestigious honor within the learning community.

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