Smeal College of Business, Penn State

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About Smeal

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is a vibrant intellectual community offering highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education opportunities to more than 6,000 students from across the country and around the world. Since our introduction in 1953, we have prepared more than 75,000 students for professional success, annually adding to Penn State's vast alumni network. We are a destination of choice for top global organizations seeking talent that will make a positive difference. Through our leading faculty and network of research centers and institutes, we are a source of knowledge that influences the business practices of tomorrow. We are forging connections, creating opportunities, and producing results.

Penn State Values

At Penn State, a set of core values guides the conduct and everyday actions of community members. These values include:

  • Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
  • Respect: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Responsibility: We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.
  • Discovery: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.
  • Community: We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.

Smeal Strategic Priorities

As an extension of the core values of the University, Smeal is committed to a set of strategic priorities that we strive to uphold in all that we do as a college. They include:

  • Extraordinary Education: Through a portfolio of degree and non-degree programs, Smeal is committed to arming students with the critical knowledge, capabilities, and perspective that the marketplace demands.
  • Research with Impact: Smeal faculty members are prolific researchers and rank among the best in the world. The college's network of centers and institutes promote knowledge sharing and address business challenges.
  • Integrity: Smeal is committed to an Honor Code and aspires to cultivate ethical leadership by challenging members of the community to strive for greatness through fair and ethical means.
  • Diversity Enhancement: Strategically focused on embracing unique ideas and strengthening connections, Smeal is continuously building a culture that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes diversity.
  • Sustainability: Smeal has been the leader among academic units at Penn State in developing its approach to sustainability, from operations to education and research.
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Penn State Smeal MBA - Consulting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal consulting concentration builds expertise in organization assessment and design, strategy development and implementation, development of organizational leadership capabilities, and project and client engagement management. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Consulting The Penn State Smeal consulting concentration builds expertise in organization assessment and design, strategy development and implementation, development of organizational leadership capabilities, and project and client engagement management. Consulting Course Highlights Consulting Concentration Intro: Introduction to consulting processes, diagnosis and design, and client engagement management. Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change: Assess gaps between the current organization and the need to implement new strategies or execute change; identify processes for closing the gap. Complex Negotiations: Develop concepts and strategies for analyzing and conducting multiparty negotiations. Growth and Innovation Strategy: Identify opportunities for growth and profitability through technological and organizational innovations and market independently or with strategic partners. Consulting Faculty Highlights Smeal Finance faculty members have built an international reputation for financial research, especially in the areas of corporate financial policy and the operation and regulation of securities markets. Finance faculty who teach in the MBA Program include: Shawn Clark: A clinical professor of innovation and entrepreneurship, he is the interim director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.. Don Hambrick: Past president of the Academy of Management and author of the widely noted worldwide study of executive leadership, Reinventing the CEO. Stephen Humphry: A professor of management, he is the research director of the Smeal Center for Teams and Negotiation. Alumni Outcomes Smeal MBA graduates who concentrate in consulting usually also select a functional area of expertise. They go on to pursue full-time employment opportunities with an array of organizations including: Agilent A.T.... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal finance concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, including banks and other institutions, and financial management of corporations and other businesses. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Finance The Penn State Smeal finance concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, including banks and other institutions, and financial management of corporations and other businesses. Finance Course Highlights Financial Engineering and Corporate Strategy: Study and application of derivative strategies, financial innovation, and modern financial techniques to re-engineer risk exposure and enhance strategic opportunities. Modern Portfolio Management—Theory and Practice: Theoretical foundations and tools needed for structuring, managing, and monitoring the performance of an investment portfolio. Global Finance: Analyze international business finance problems, impact of evolving international payment systems on business, financial management in modern multi-national enterprise. Finance Faculty Highlights Smeal Finance faculty members have built an international reputation for financial research, especially in the areas of corporate financial policy and the operation and regulation of securities markets. Finance faculty who teach in the MBA Program include: Fariborz Ghadar: The founding director of The Center for Global Business Studies and a consultant to scores of major corporations and governments throughout the world. Chris Muscarella: Former faculty member at several leading business schools, as well as former senior financial economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. William Kracaw: Chair of the Finance Department and David Sykes Profressor, he has authored two books and has consulted with a number of banks, investment banks, and governmental agencies. IN FOCUS: CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF FINANCIAL MARKETS The Center for the Study of Financial Markets is a... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal marketing concentration features a set of courses designed to enhance your knowledge of consumer behavior, brand development and equity, frameworks for strategic management and communications, as well as technologies that enhance marketing functions and processes. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Marketing The Penn State Smeal marketing concentration features a set of courses designed to enhance your knowledge of consumer behavior, brand development and equity, frameworks for strategic management and communications, as well as technologies that enhance marketing functions and processes. Marketing Course Highlights New Product Development and Management: Identify business opportunity, understand potential customer needs, and develop a new product from concept to virtual prototype. Consumer Behavior: Gain knowledge on theories and concepts from psychology, sociology, economics, and other disciplines that are useful in understanding and marketing to consumers. Brand Management: Examine and understand the process of building, designing, measuring, and maintaining brand equity. Marketing Faculty Highlights Smeal Marketing faculty members are well respected in the field, and the department itself is consistently ranked among the top 10 worldwide for research productivity according to the University of Texas at Dallas Research Rankings. Smeal Marketing faculty who teach in the MBA Program include: Ralph Oliva: Longtime marketing executive at Texas Instruments and former executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets. Meg Meloy: Former faculty member at Cornell with research exploring how moods influence consumer behavior. Wayne DeSarbo: Marketing research consultant to firms such as Pfizer, Merck, and Motorola, with expertise in areas such as positioning, consumer choice, and market segmentation. IN FOCUS: INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF BUSINESS MARKETS ISBM is a research center headquartered at Penn State featuring a global network of researchers and member firms that focus on business-to-business marketing... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal supply chain management concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in areas such as sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Supply Chain Management The Penn State Smeal supply chain management concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in areas such as sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners. Supply Chain Management Course Highlights Strategic Procurement: Explores leveraging the contributions of a supply strategy, e-procurement, supply segmentation, collaboration and relationship management, and global procurement for developing and executing sourcing strategies. The course places special emphasis on strategic planning and use of information technology. Manufacturing Strategy: Focuses on understanding the connections between manufacturing, inventory, and location decisions on customer-focused, multi-stage supply chains. Explores how strategic choices such as information technology, facility location, and mass customization relate to planning decisions such as forecasting and aggregate planning to support synchronized supply chains. Demand Fulfillment: Develops an understanding of the strategic framework, the managerial issues, and the best practices related to the planning and execution of the demand-fulfillment process. Special attention is given to the e-enabled capabilities, relationships, and levers needed for responsive, flexible, and efficient demand fulfillment. Supply Chain Management Faculty Highlights Faculty who teach courses in the supply chain management concentration are part of the Smeal College of Business’ No. 1 ranked Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems. They include: Terry Harrison: A prestigious fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Harrison has expertise in supply chain modeling, large-scale production and distribution production and distribution systems, and the management of natural resources. He spearheads Smeal’s... [-]

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