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.

Fall 2022 EMBA Class Visits
Class Visit Date Time (ET) Location Featured Classes
Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Union League Liberty Hill Risk and Decision & Power and Influence
Saturday, Dec. 17 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Union League Liberty Hill Issues in Executive Management & Marketing Management

Information Sessions & Specialty Events

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!

2022-23 Smeal EMBA Events
Event Date Time (ET) Format Location
Smeal EMBA Virtual Information Session Nov. 30 7 - 8 p.m. Virtual Zoom
EMBA Networking Lunch Dec. 3 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. In-person Union League Liberty Hill
Smeal EMBA Alumna Spotlight with Tiffany Pottinger-Sutton '20 Dec. 7 7 - 8 p.m. Virtual Zoom

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:

  • Managerial Accounting with Dr. Sajay Samuel
  • Supply Chain For the C-Suite with Dr. Hui Zhao
  • Marketing with Dr. Ralph Oliva
  • Power & Influence with Dr. Volmos Misangyi
  • Issues in Executive Management with Dr. Dennis Gioia
  • Foundations in Finance with Dr. Lou Gattis
  • Risk & Decision with Dr. Tony Kwasnica
  • Marketing & Management with Dr. Andrew Petersen

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 casual, relaxed atmosphere. Course materials are distributed for attendees who have confirmed their intent to enroll.

Smeal EMBA Family Picnic

Our annual summer family picnic 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.