December 22, 2014
Every undergraduate student who earns a degree from the Penn State Smeal College of Business must negotiate the rigors of BA 411 Analyzing Business and Industry. It is the college’s capstone course. For two dozen of those students, BA 411 ends with a trip to the Lion’s Cage.
December 18, 2014
A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business finished second in the inaugural Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition, which the college recently hosted in its Business Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
December 15, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Daniel Rost as the student marshal for fall 2014.
December 1, 2014
Five teams of MBA students from programs in the U.S. will compete Dec. 5 for $17,500 in prize money in the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition.
November 17, 2014
The Penn State Smeal MBA Program ranks No. 2 in return on investment according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek rankings.
October 31, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named four new members to its Board of Visitors. Joining the board are Jon Grosso, ’89, executive vice president and director of stores for Kohl’s Department Stores; Ron Morgan, ’93, co-founder of MorganFranklin Consulting; Stephen Reeves, ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Enviva Holdings; and Salomon “Sal” Sredni, ’87, chief executive officer of TradeStation Group, Inc.
October 27, 2014
Bryon Deysher, a 1977 graduate of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, was one of 21 Penn State alumni recognized in early October as Alumni Fellow by the Penn State Alumni Association. Deysher is president and chief executive officer of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. and a member of the Smeal Board of Visitors.
October 15, 2014
Mark Whitacre, the corporate whistleblower who revealed price fixing at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and spent more than eight years in federal prison for tax evasion and fraud, will deliver a lecture entitled “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way” from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 6 in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
October 14, 2014
For its work with Junior Achievement USA, Penn State Executive Programs has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest executive education partnership award. The 2014 Gold award for Excellence in Academic Partnerships recognizes academic institutions that have partnered in the past year with an organization to teach its employees about a key business issue.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. Chief Development Officer Discusses Leadership and Challenges, Opportunities in the Fashion Retail Industry
October 10, 2014
David Ziel, chief development officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc., spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building today, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. Chief Development Officer David Ziel to Speak at Smeal Leadership Lecture Series
October 1, 2014
David Ziel, chief development officer of Urban Outfitters, Inc. will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, October 10. His visit is part of the college’s Executive Insights series and the Melvin Jacobs Retail Leadership Lecture Series.
September 30, 2014
A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers’ ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.
September 25, 2014
GE announced that it will invest up to $10 million in Penn State to establish a new innovation center focused on driving cutting-edge advancements in the natural gas industry. The Center for Collaborative Research on Intelligent Natural Gas Supply Systems at Penn State (CCRINGSS) will engage Penn State researchers and students from many disciplines in collaborative work with various industry stakeholders. The center will seek to advance efficiency and environmental sustainability both through technological innovations and improved supply chain management.
September 25, 2014
A new article from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Christopher W. Craighead and colleagues David Ketchen at Auburn University—a 1994 graduate of the Smeal Ph.D. Program—and Russell Crook at the University of Tennessee suggest that disruptive technologies are creating an evolution from supply chains to “supply ecosystems.”
New Smeal College Administrative Unit to Focus on Instructional Design, Online and Hybrid Course Delivery
September 24, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has created a new administrative unit dedicated to instructional design. Led by Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, the eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG) will be charged with assisting faculty with the design of new online courses as well as converting existing course content to an online format.
September 23, 2014
EY’s global chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger, spoke to a full audience at the Penn State Smeal College of Business today, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
September 23, 2014
Elizabeth Bravacos, a senior Finance major in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, spent her summer as an intern in the Finance and Accounting Internship Program at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh.
September 19, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business once again ranks No. 1 in graduate supply chain education according to a report from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, which also ranked the college best for undergraduate supply chain education in August.
September 18, 2014
The Chinese Way, a newly released book from Penn State Smeal College of Business Professor of Marketing and Innovation Min Ding and Jie Xu of Fudan University, explores modern-day Chinese culture from multiple angles, providing a deeper understanding of a complex society that is critically important to business in a globalized world.
September 17, 2014
Charles Nicholson, clinical associate professor of supply chain management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is contributing to the introduction of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP), a government-sponsored insurance initiative to help the nation’s dairy farmers mitigate their financial risks.
September 17, 2014
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is currently seeking projects for the spring 2015 Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Program. APEX, the capstone component of Smeal’s internationally ranked MBA program, runs from early January through April and consists of student teams collaborating with client firms to take on real-world business challenges.
September 16, 2014
Keith Crocker, the William Elliott Chaired Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, has been named chair of the Department of Risk Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
September 16, 2014
Austin J. Jaffe, the Philip H. Sieg Professor of Business Administration, has been appointed associate dean for international programs—a new role that will build on the college’s strategic efforts in international engagements.
September 12, 2014
Duane “Andy” Gustafson, assistant professor of business administration in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will lead a session on business communication for women at the annual Global Conference for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The conference will be held Sept. 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas.
September 11, 2014
Launch Pad: Mastering the Essentials of Business Start-Up is a new Penn State Executive Programs offering set to provide participants with an understanding of the issues and demands facing entrepreneurs. Recommended for entrepreneurs with a current business idea, the program is slated to debut this November in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.
September 10, 2014
Penn State Smeal MBA Program student Nahom Woldemariam spent this past summer as an intern for multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in its strategic sourcing division. His responsibilities included examining spending across categories like print, travel, professional services, and more, looking for savings and efficiencies.
September 9, 2014
Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO of EY, will share his perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Tuesday, Sept. 23, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series.
September 8, 2014
Fariborz Ghadar, the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning, recently released a new edition of his Global Tectonics book, which includes a new chapter on robotics.
September 5, 2014
Penn State Smeal College of Business students will connect with potential employers starting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in a series of targeted career fairs, including the Supply Chain Career Fair, the Corporate Associate Career Fair, and the Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA) Marketing Career Fair, and more.
September 3, 2014
CohnReznick—a nationwide firm offering audit, accounting, and tax services, succession planning, and more—will kick off the fall 2014 Donuts and Dilemmas series on Monday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m.