Penn State Smeal EMBA Visits & Events

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

In-Person Class Visits

One of the best ways to learn all that the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia has to offer, and to experience our inclusive environment, is to attend a class session with us! We invite you to spend the day at the home of our program, Union League Liberty Hill, where you will participate in an EMBA class among current students and interact with our faculty and staff. Visitors will quickly begin to understand what makes Smeal an ideal business school partner.

To schedule your visit, please contact Managing Director Teresa Avery at tja162@psu.edu

2021-22 EMBA Class Weekends
Location Date Featured Classes
Union League Liberty Hill Dec. 3 & 4 Finance, Risk & Decision
Union League Liberty Hill Dec. 17 & 18 Finance, Risk & Decision

Information Sessions & Open Houses

These events give prospective students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of our community and see more of what the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia has to offer. We suggest you complete our Qualification Survey before attending an information session event. Check back often for more event opportunities!

2021-22 EMBA Events
Event Location Date Time
EMBA Virtual Information Session Zoom Dec. 14, 2021 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. Spring and summer preview course options include:

  • Business Statistics with Dr. John Liechty
  • Business Strategy with Dr. Vilmos Misangyi
  • Consumer Behavior with Dr. Eunice Kim
  • Leading Diverse Organizations with Dr. Aparna Joshi
  • Strategic Leadership with Dr. Al Vicere
  • Supply Chain Management with Dr. Nick Petruzzi

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.