Penn State Smeal EMBA Visits & Events

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

Attend an EMBA Virtual Information Session and learn more about the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia. These sessions provide an in-depth review of all the program specifics, conversations with Smeal EMBA faculty and staff, as well as the opportunity to chat with program alumni about their experiences in the program. We suggest you complete our Qualification Survey before attending a virtual information session event. When you’re ready to register, just click on the name of the event and fill out the form!

2020 EMBA Virtual Information Sessions
Event Time
Tuesday, Oct. 27 Smeal EMBA Information Session 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14 Smeal EMBA Information Session 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 23 Smeal EMBA Information Session 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 Smeal EMBA Information Session 7-8:30 p.m.

Explore: Check out our immersive EMBA Experience website and hear from esteemed faculty and noteworthy alumni as they speak to the Smeal EMBA experience.

Online Class Preview Experience

Once you’ve attended one of our EMBA Virtual Information Sessions, you will be invited to log in via ZOOM to view and participate in a real EMBA class session on an upcoming weekend. Fall preview course options include:

  • Brand Management with Dr. Eunice Kim
  • Business Finance with Dr. Lou Gattis
  • Global Business Strategy with Dr. Terrence Guay
  • Global Finance with Dr. Lou Gattis
  • Investments with Dr. Tim Simin
  • Issues in Executive Management with Dr. Dennis Gioia
  • Risk & Decisions with Dr. Tony Kwasnica
  • Strategic Leadership with Dr. Al Vicere

Upcoming Special Events

Click on the name of the event below to register for any of our upcoming special events. These sessions give prospective students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of our community and see more of what the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA has to offer. Check back often for more special event opportunities.

Penn State Executive MBA in Philadelphia Fall Special Events
Event Title Format Date Time
Smeal EMBA Coffee Hour with Faculty Virtual Nov. 11, 2020 8-9:30 a.m.
Smeal EMBA Alumni Spotlight Virtual Dec. 9, 2020 7-8:30 p.m.

Previous EMBA Workshops and Events

Previous 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)

Annual EMBA Special Events, by Invitation Only

Smeal EMBA Admitted Student Reception

Each year, all admitted students are invited to join the Smeal EMBA staff, current students, and future classmates for an evening of networking and fun in a causal, relaxed atmosphere. Course materials are distributed for attendees who have confirmed their intent to enroll.

Smeal EMBA Family Picnic

Our annual summer family picnic will takes place each summer when we are able to be together in person. All current first year students are encouraged to invite their families for an evening of food, entertainment, and socialization!

Smeal EMBA Annual Holiday Reunion

When we are able to be together in person, we gather each November with students, faculty, staff and alumni for a special holiday reunion. Not only do we raise a glass to our EMBA community and enjoy a great evening together, but the whole event benefits THON and The Four Diamonds Fund to end childhood cancer.