Mohammed Mijindadi

Happy Valley
to Nigeria

On his career journey with GE,
Mo Mijindadi took turns
he never expected.

Denny Gioia


The Stewardship of Genetic Data

Penn State Smeal researchers probe the ethical challenges of balancing privacy and progress in the digital age.

Real Estate in the Real World


Real Estate in the Real World

Boot Camp prepares students for success in a field where business savvy and relationships matter.

Fred Schaefer


A Higher Standard

The Fred H. Schaefer Scholars Program in Accounting will cultivate future generations of ethical leadership.

Joshua V. Barr


Breaking Bread, Building Bridges

A Penn State Smeal MBA alumnus found his passion and life’s work in the fight for human rights. He won an Emmy along the way.

Dean’s Perspective

Chuck Whiteman

What COVID-19 taught us about leadership

When Penn State shifted to a fully remote environment at the onset of the pandemic, I was confident that we had the people and resources to do so successfully. Even so, I am reminded of just how important it is to have strong leadership in place before a crisis. | Read More

Alumni Perspective

Jerome Griffith

How Lands’ End survived (and thrived during) COVID-19: Six guiding principles of leadership

By Jerome Griffith | The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many businesses and countless lives. While no one should wish to lead through a crisis, we should all be prepared when adversity presents itself. | Read More

Faculty Perspective: State of Business

State of Business, Summer 2012

The disruption of America’s supply chain: what happened and what have we learned?

Make the PPE supply chain more resilient, Pharmaceutical supply chains and drug shortages: Threats and solutions, Increase investments in supply chain resiliency, and Will firms learn from disruption and resist anti-learning behavior? | Read More

Smeal By The Numbers

Smeal’s holistic approach to doctoral education develops research scholars who will add meaningful contributions to the discourse in their respective disciplines.



Penn State chapter of American Marketing Association receives international acclaim

The Penn State Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) was named International Chapter of the Year from a pool of more than 290 schools at the recent AMA International Collegiate Conference Awards Ceremony. | Read More

Mandy Hammell

Hammell new head of Actuarial Science Program

Mandy Hammell, instructor in risk management, has succeeded Steve Putterman, professor of practice in risk management, as faculty-in-charge of the Actuarial Science Program. | Read More

Mandy Hammell

Smeal promotes diversity with launch of Minority-Owned Business Network

A new initiative of the Penn State Smeal College of Business aims to help alumni of color who own businesses network and engage with the University. | Read More


Penn State Executive Programs adds course in analytics

Penn State Executive Programs has added a new short course to its Leadership and Strategy portfolio titled “Leading with Analytics.” Analytics is the combination of science and art that allows organizations to transform data into actionable insights to enable effective decision making. | Read More


Smeal introduces new professional graduate program in taxation

The newest online program in Smeal’s professional graduate portfolio can help tax professionals gain the expert knowledge they need to advise corporate and individual clients on their tax obligations. | Read More

PSU Smeal Marketing Team

Marketing Department, faculty recognized for research productivity

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Marketing Department and four of its faculty members were recognized for research productivity. | Read More

Web Exclusive

Nittany Lion Consulting Group thrives in first year

The Nittany Lion Consulting Group, an experiential learning program open to all University Park undergraduate students, regardless of major or academic major, marked a successful first year despite the pandemic. | Read More

Inaugural Tarriff Center advisory board members appointed

Michelle Darnell, the director of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, has announced the formation of the center’s inaugural advisory board. | Read More

Smeal MBA program rises in national rankings

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has continued its trend of upward trajectory in two noted national rankings. | Read More

Smeal Ph.D. students sweep awards at Haring Symposium

Two Smeal marketing Ph.D. students swept top honors at the recent Albert Haring Symposium for Doctoral Research in Marketing, hosted by the Indiana Kelley School of Business. | Read More

Smeal students win multiple placings at International Business Ethics Case Competition

A team of Smeal undergraduate students — Katherine Groves, Anna Simek, and Annika Sernyak — placed in the three competitions that were part of the recent International Business Ethics Case Competition, the oldest and most distinguished intercollegiate business ethics competition of its kind. | Read More

Limoges honored with 2021 McCoy Award

Alex Limoges, a recent supply chain and information systems graduate and forward on the Penn State men’s hockey team, was selected as a 2021 recipient of Penn State’s Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award. | Read More

Cahoy receives Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching

Dan Cahoy, professor of business law, Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Business Law, and research director for the Center for the Business of Sustainability, was one of two recipients of Penn State’s 2021 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. | Read More


Keleigh Asbury

Your career: The future of remote work in a post-pandemic world

As infection rates associated with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated in March 2020, companies and organizations around the world abruptly sent employees home to work. More than one year later, many of these same employers are confronted with workforces that have adapted to — and learned to love — the work-from-home arrangement. Now what?. | Read More


Smeal Lifelong Learning Podcast: Navigating Your Career from a Multigenerational Standpoint

Makeda Brown ’95 Mktg | Intrapreneurship provides you with an opportunity to authentically leverage your gifts as you navigate your career within an organization. | Read More


Smeal 2020 and 2021 Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our Smeal Award Winners! Smeal College of Business Alumni Award recipients are selected by the executive team of the Smeal Alumni Society Board in recognition of their exceptional career, leadership, and volunteer achievements, as well as the prestige their accomplishments bring to the college. | Read More


Penn State 2020 and 2021 University Awards

View the multiple awards winners for the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award and Penn State Alumni Achievement Award. | Read More

SMEAL ALUMNI MEMORIES: Who was your most unforgettable Smeal professor?

Faculty at Smeal

Before you made your way in the professional world, you brought your talent, drive, and determination to Penn State and went into business with Smeal. Your first business partners? The faculty members who helped prepare you to make business better — for your organization, your community, and the world.

We’d like to hear about your most memorable Penn State Smeal professor. You might even recognize them here. Send your funniest, fondest, or most foundational memories to [email protected], and we’ll share some of them in a upcoming issue of Smeal Magazine.


Lou and Kathy Gatto

Lou and Kathy Gatto set sights on future with Global Social Impact Fund

When Penn State Smeal alumnus and avid outdoor enthusiast Lou Gatto was looking for a way to get more involved in the college, a conversation with Erik Foley helped solidify his plan. | Read More

A Greater Penn State For 21st Century Excellence

A Greater Penn State

We invite Smeal alumni and friends to partner with us to reach our ambitious $88 million goal for the University’s A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence campaign, which will end on June 30, 2022. | Read More