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Penn State Smeal Business Clubs capitalize on connections and collaboration
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.
Penn State Smeal S.T.A.R.T. Conference highlights diversity in business
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.
Penn State Smeal introduces new online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting
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.
Penn State Smeal appoints Jordan S. Claffey to Real Estate Advisory Board Executive Committee
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.
Penn State Smeal students team up to take second in international case competition
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.
PwC executive concludes 2016-17 Penn State Smeal Executive Insights series
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.
Smeal first-year MBAs immersed in international business destinations
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.
Geico joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program
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.
Penn State Smeal names Mark Pasierb as newest Real Estate Advisory Board Executive Committee member
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.
Penn State THON leadership has heavy Smeal influence
Led by Executive Director Austin Sommerer, the THON executive committee includes seven other members who are Smeal College of Business students.
Executive Insights: PwC U.S. chairman, senior partner Tim Ryan to speak at Smeal leadership series
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.
Penn State Smeal’s Jenkins to serve on national accounting organization governing body
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
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.
Penn State Executive Programs to offer SHRM exam prep course
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.
Executive Insights: MedExpress co-founder, CEO Frank Alderman to speak at Smeal leadership series
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.
Retired PwC exec, Smeal alumnus Mitch Cohen next Ethics & Executives speaker
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.
Penn State Smeal plans five Honor Code signings for spring 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.
Penn State Smeal’s Russell Barton named distinguished professor
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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