Penn State Smeal EMBA Visits & Events

Overview of opportunities to connect with the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

Attend a Saturday session at the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, to see the Smeal EMBA in action.

Visiting for a class weekend is one of the best ways to get familiarized with our program and see firsthand what makes the Penn State Smeal EMBA unique. Qualified candidates will get the chance to sit in (and perhaps participate in!) one of our classes. This will also provide the opportunity to meet current students, alumni, and faculty, and ask questions about life in the program. 

Those interested in observing classes should complete the Smeal EMBA qualification survey and contact EMBA Managing Director Teresa Avery at or 610-772-4912 to register for a class visit date. 

  • Sept. 14, 2019: Global Business Strategy
  • Sept. 28, 2019: Macroeconomics
  • Oct. 12,  2019: Brand Management
  • Oct. 26, 2019: Managerial Accounting 
  • Nov 9, 2019: Brand Management
  • Nov. 23, 2019: Modern Portfolio Management

Virtual Office Hours

Chat with EMBA Managing Director, Teresa Avery during her virtual office hours. This is a great time to get all of your program questions answered and to learn more about the Penn State Executive MBA in Philadelphia. Teresa will have her Zoom video conference room open during these hours and you can log in to talk to her at your convenience. Click to access the video conference room.

Date Time
Sept. 9, 2019 Noon-2 p.m.
Sept. 23, 2019 Noon-2 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2019 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 18, 2019 Noon-2 p.m.

Explore: While you're deciding which weekend to visit, check out our immersive EMBA Experience website to see the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and hear from students, faculty, and alumni.

EMBA Workshops & Events

Participate in an EMBA special event to encounter our community in a new way, enhance your network and your knowledge. To register for a special event, please first complete the Smeal EMBA Qualification Survey and then click on the event title to register.

Past EMBA Workshops and Events
Event Title Faculty
Smeal EMBA Career Panel Discussion Dr. Jennifer Nicholas
Analyzing and Planning for Your Personal Finances Dr. Lou Gattis
Building a Winning Value Proposition  Dr. Ralph Oliva
Indexing or Day Trading, What's Right for You! Dr. Timothy Simin 
EMBA Etiquette Dinner Brenda Fabian
Developing Effective Leadership Strategies Dr. Aparna Joshi
Modus Irrealis: On Truth and Lies in Accounting and Life Dr. Sajay Samuel
Taking Command: A Checklist for New Captains of Any Industry  Korry Franke (EMBA, 2010)