Data about the educational experience, alumni outcomes, and philanthropy convey who we are as a business school and how we compare to some of the leading business schools across the country. Continue reading
Immersion Experience Fosters Leadership Trust “Research has shown that engagement opportunities, whether outside of class or embedded in course projects, are trans-formative for students,” says Mike Zeman, program director of the Penn State Student Engagement Network. When Jennifer Eury ’05 COM, ’07 M.ED EDU, ’14 Ph.D. EDU, clinical assistant professor … Continue reading
Companies continue to demand an evolving array of skills from their employees and Smeal is moving to equip students with those skills. The college will welcome students this fall into two new one-year residential master’s programs. Continue reading
Since it launched in fall 2017, record numbers of students have been attracted to the Smeal-led Penn State Online MBA Program—a partnership with Penn State World Campus and business programs at multiple Penn State campuses—because it features the schedule flexibility and concentration variety other MBA programs can’t offer. Continue reading
For more than a decade, Smeal has made its commitment to a culture of honor and integrity an integral part of its strategic plan. With that in mind, Michelle Darnell, Smeal’s director of honor and integrity, enhanced the Integrity Advocates, a student organization that promotes these values, when she arrived at Smeal a year ago. Continue reading
Accounting firms continue to demand an expanded set of skills from graduating students, particularly in the area of data and analytics. To respond to those demands, the Smeal Department of Accounting, in collaboration with the colleges Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, has developed a revised curriculum for the college’s two Master of Accounting Programs (MAcc). Continue reading
Jamie Campbell, Smeal’s assistant dean for diversity enhancement, knows change often starts from the ground up. That’s why last spring his office spearheaded an accounting roundtable of leading national experts to address diversity within the field. “It is important for diverse students to have the ability to not only see people … Continue reading
A team of Smeal second-year MBA students emerged from a field of more than 30 teams from throughout the country to win the Fifth Annual Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition. The winning team produced the best plan for the case that focused on CNote, a company that has been built on impact investing and social finance while it supports underserved communities across America. Continue reading
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The Office of Alumni Career Services (ACS) at the college offers new and expanded services to Smeal alumni who are contemplating or engaged in career transition plans through a range of new and expanded services. Continue reading
The United States has used the consumer price index, or CPI, for more than a century to measure inflation and to calculate the economy’s “real” growth rate—output adjusted for inflation. Research conducted by Smeal faculty members Brent Ambrose and Jiro Yoshida reveals that the CPI is misleading as a measure of inflation. Continue reading
As a second class nears graduation, members of the first cohort from Smeal’s Master of Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) Program share how the experience prepared them for their current roles. Thirty students graduated from the MOL Program in 2018 and 44 are expected to finish in 2019. Continue reading
Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean; Michelle Houser, senior director of development and alumni relations; and Rolf Dietrich, Penn state director of international fundraising, connected with Smeal alumni in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Singapore last fall. Whiteman was invited to Guangzhou, China, by the Association to … Continue reading
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