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Registration open for Smeal’s Diversity Enhancement Programs START Conference

February 24, 2020


Business leaders from a variety of companies, students, staff, faculty, and administrators from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and members of the State College community will gather March 24 to celebrate diversity at the 21st Annual START Conference.

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Smeal Sustainability graduate certificate provides many pathways to a master’s

February 21, 2020


An online graduate certificate specializing in business strategy and sustainability now offers multiple pathways to different master’s degrees at Penn State, giving students a unique opportunity to leverage their graduate education.

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Penn State Smeal CBoS forges partnership with Perdue Farms

February 13, 2020


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced a partnership with Perdue Farms as a founding member of the college’s Center for the Business of Sustainability (CBoS).

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index reveals continued increase in inflation

February 12, 2020


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis shows that the inflation rate for December was 3.2 percent. This continues the trend of accelerating inflation rate from September 2019.

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Penn State Smeal team places third in inaugural entry into ICBC

February 11, 2020


Two students representing the Penn State Smeal College of Business placed third recently in the ethics stream of the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) hosted by the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Rick Ayers named Penn State Smeal’s first chief marketing officer and assistant dean for strategic communications

February 6, 2020


Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has named Rick Ayers as the college’s first chief marketing officer and assistant dean of strategic communications.

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Former Marine finds his entrepreneurial spirit through Penn State's Online MBA Program

February 4, 2020


Former Marine Robert Bussey enrolled in the Penn State Online MBA program, led by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and delivered by Penn State World Campus, in May 2018 to ultimately build a company from scratch after taking courses in the corporate innovation and entrepreneurship concentration.

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Pearces hope $500,000 gift will open doors to Penn State Smeal

January 30, 2020


A $500 senior-year scholarship inspired a $500,000 gift from Paul Pearce and his wife, Cynthia, last year to create the Paul and Cynthia Pearce Open Doors Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal introduces new one-year residential master’s in business analytics

January 29, 2020


The Penn State Smeal College of Business is now offering a new accelerated master’s that delivers the skills needed to transform raw data into evidence-based decisions for students who want to quickly rise in their organization.

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Penn State Online MBA rises three spots to No. 6 in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings

January 14, 2020


The Penn State Online MBA tied for No. 6 overall in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Online Programs rankings, released Jan. 14, up three spots from the previous year.

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index shows continued increase in inflation

January 13, 2020


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for November was 2.79 percent. This continues the trend of accelerating inflation rate from September 2019.

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Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index shows slight increase in inflation

December 5, 2019


The latest Penn State/ACY Alternative Inflation Index analysis revealed that the inflation rate for October was 2.45 percent. This reflects the first uptick in the ACY inflation rate since July.

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Smeal partners with Susquehanna University to benefit STEM graduates interested in a business foundation

November 22, 2019


The Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program from the Penn State Smeal College of Business is now offering assured acceptance to students in Susquehanna University’s science programs through a newly formed relationship between the universities.

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Penn State Online MBA graduates inaugural class since redesign

November 21, 2019


The redesigned Penn State Online MBA (OMBA) ushered in its first graduating class in August 2019. In a partnership with Penn State World Campus, and led by the internationally recognized Smeal College of Business, the redesigned program opened in fall 2017, offering students greater flexibility and more choices with a total of 15 concentrations and a summer start date.

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Smeal finance grad Warner receives Alumni Fellow Award

November 7, 2019


Lara Warner, a 1988 Smeal finance grad, was one of 16 Penn State alumni to receive the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the association.

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Penn State Smeal MBA Program improves multiple spots in recent rankings

November 5, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business residential MBA improved seven spots globally in The Economist 2019 Global MBA rankings and five spots in the 2019 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business School rankings.

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Smeal teaching support specialists pave the way in the online classroom

October 25, 2019


The Penn State Online MBA Program, which is led by the Smeal College of Business and a World Campus partner, has developed and incorporated a new learning dimension by integrating teaching support specialists (TSS) into the online classroom.

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Prudential chief actuary talks about actuarial science, leadership during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

October 25, 2019


Candace Woods, senior vice president and chief actuary of Prudential, shared her thoughts Friday, Oct. 18 on actuarial science, professional development, leadership, and other topics with a packed Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building.

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Run-DMC founder Darryl McDaniels to speak on mental health, addiction, recovery

October 23, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs has partnered with several units across the university to provide a unique opportunity to hear real talk about mental health. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC fame will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday in 101 Thomas Building about mental health, addiction, and recovery.

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Dietrichs’ $250,000 commitment enhances Penn State Smeal’s business sustainability efforts

October 17, 2019


Susan and William Dietrich have made a $250,000 commitment to create the Susan Cepicka Dietrich and William E. Dietrich III Fund for Leadership in the Business of Sustainability at Smeal.

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Penn State alumni Scott and Marcy Tarriff create Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

October 3, 2019


Scott and Marcy Tarriff want Smeal College of Business graduates to leave Penn State cognizant of their responsibility to act ethically, socially, and globally while using their education to improve society. To enhance college-wide efforts to meet that objective, the couple has pledged $5 million to create the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Smeal College of Business. The announcement was made today in the Business Building Atrium.

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IBM inaugural Founding Member of Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability

September 25, 2019


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Sustainability Erik Foley has announced that IBM has agreed to be the first founding member of the college’s Center for the Business of Sustainability.

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TE Connectivity CFO talks about leadership, sustainability during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

September 24, 2019


Heath Mitts, executive vice president and chief financial officer of TE Connectivity, shared his thoughts Friday on leadership, sustainability and other topics with students, staff, and faculty in Struthers Auditorium in the Business Building.

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Penn State Smeal to open Center for the Business of Sustainability in 2020

September 18, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business will launch the Center for the Business of Sustainability (CBoS) in 2020 to support how business meets the growing demand for resources in a socially just and environmentally sustainable manner.

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Telek joins Penn State Smeal Finance Advisory Board

September 12, 2019


Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Smeal College of Business, has announced that Barbara Telek, a 1985 accounting graduate, recently joined the college’s Finance Advisory Board.

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Baltzer joins Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

September 10, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Jeff Baltzer as the newest member of the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Penn State Smeal welcomes 12 new faculty members

August 23, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 12 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Cohen joins Penn State Smeal IRES Advisory Board Executive Committee

August 9, 2019


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Evan Cohen as the newest member to the college’s Institute for Real Estate Studies Advisory Board Executive Committee.

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Penn State Smeal summer 2019 student marshal says challenge of earning three degrees was opportunity to grow

August 8, 2019


Patrick Begg, who will graduate summa cum laude Saturday with a 3.97 GPA, has been selected as Smeal’s summer 2019 student marshal. The State College native maximized his 10 semesters at Smeal through the Integrated MAcc Program, earning a master’s in accounting, as well as bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting.

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