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. Select a date from the following available class visit weekends and complete your registration: 

Penn State Executive MBA in Philadelphia Class Visit Weekends
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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. Check back for upcoming events

Penn State Executive MBA in Philadelphia Events
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Previous EMBA Workshops and Events
Event Title Faculty
Executive Career Planning & Panel Discussion Dr. Jennifer Nicholas
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)

Special Events, by Invitation Only

Smeal Professional Graduate Programs Event: Does ‘Business Ethics’ matter in times of economic stress?

Dr. Michelle Darnell, Associate Clinical Professor and Smeal Honor & Integrity Director, will provide practical suggestions during a webinar on May 7 for how business leaders can respond to ethical challenges and address social responsibilities in a time of crisis.

Smeal EMBA Admitted Student Reception

On Thursday, May 21, 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 will be distributed for attendees who have confirmed their intent to enroll.

Smeal EMBA Family Picnic

Our annual summer family picnic will take place this year on Friday, June 12. All current first year students are encouraged to invite their families to the Chubb Hotel & Conference Center for an evening of food, entertainment, and socialization!

Smeal EMBA Annual Holiday Reunion

On Friday, November 20, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families will gather for our annual holiday reunion. Not only will 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.