Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

PENN STATE
EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

Applying new knowledge to real problems
for measurable results.

HOW CAN WE WORK WITH YOU?

As part of the internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business, Penn State Executive Programs offers award-winning executive education programs and customized learning solutions.

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FOR INDIVIDUALS

We help leaders develop, improve performance, and drive change via programs in strategy, leadership, negotiations, and supply chain management.

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FOR ORGANIZATIONS

We collaborate with your leadership to develop customized learning engagements that address your unique challenges and achieve measurable results.

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AN AWARD-WINNING PARTNER

Penn State Executive Programs has been recognized for excellence four times since 2010 by Chief Learning Officer magazine. We look forward to working with you.

2010

Auntie
Anne's

2012

Office
Depot

2014

Junior Achievement
USA

2015

Saudi Basic
Industries

2016

Penn State Hershey
Leadership Academy

DEVELOPING LEADERS. DELIVERING RESULTS.

For more than 50 years, Penn State Executive Programs has been helping top organizations plan for the future through a proven system of engagement.

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Collaborative

We listen, get to know you and your organization, and take the time to understand your goals, challenges, and opportunities within your unique business context.

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Innovative

As part of one of the world's leading universities, we connect you to relevant content, effective learning models, and deep expertise. See the future in a new light.

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Measurable

Our learning engagements are designed to complement your strategic priorities and confront organizational challenges, delivering measurable ROI.

"The content and topics were right on target. I enjoy the openness of these executive classes and the ability to allow the participants to guide the learning. Although there is an agenda for the class, the instructors are always willing to use real life cases and help individuals in the class solve their issues with the group."

Timothy Malloy,
Sartomer-Arkema Group

RESULTS IN FOCUS

DRIVING SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AT SABIC

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation partnered with Penn State Executive Programs to develop customized learning programs designed to enable and accelerate supply chain career development. Chief Learning Officer magazine recognized the partnership with its 2015 Learning in Practice Award.

No.1

for Supply Chain Education

Gartner, Inc.

Professionals rank Penn State as the nation's best provider of supply chain research and education. We offer a portfolio of more than 10 supply chain programs and three professional certificates.

SUPPORTED BY TOP FACULTY

Penn State Executive Programs plugs your organization and its people into a network of thought leaders from the Smeal College of Business and beyond. They are award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and authors. Faculty include:

  • Portrait of Albert Vicere

    Albert Vicere

    Professor and leadership consultant with companies like 3M, AT&T, McDonald's, and Unilever. Named as a top leadership guru.

  • Portrait of Susan Purdum

    Susan Purdum

    Former administrative director of the Center for Supply Chain Research with extensive industry experience as a supply chain professional and consultant.

  • Portrait of Vilmos Misangyi

    Vilmos Misangyi

    Chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the Smeal College of Business with research focusing on managerial and organizational wrongdoing.

  • Portrait of Sajay Samuel

    Sajay Samuel

    Extensively published clinical professor of management accounting with research interests in political philosophy and history.

  • Portrait of Aparna Joshi

    Aparna Joshi

    Highly decorated researcher in the areas of workplace diversity, gender inequity, generational issues in the workplace, and cross-cultural management.

  • Portrait of Stephen Humphrey

    Stephen Humphrey

    A scholar and prolific writer with expertise in groups and teamwork, negotiation, work design, and entrepreneurship.

  • Portrait of Tim Pollock

    Tim Pollock

    Named a Top Five MBA professor with expertise in managing entrepreneurial start-ups, organization theory, and organizational research design.

  • Portrait of Doug Thomas

    Doug Thomas

    A multiple recipient of the MBA Excellence in Teaching award and frequent faculty leader in supply chain executive programs with expertise in production and inventory planning.

  • Portrait of John Langley

    John Langley

    Named one of the "Top Five Logistics Leaders" by the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum and was the recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals Distinguished Service Award.

  • Portrait of Denny Gioa

    Denny Gioa

    A core faculty member of the MBA, EMBA and executive programs actively engaged in the study of organizational identity and change processes.

ON CAMPUS AND ON LOCATION

Our open enrollment programs on the Penn State University Park campus are held in the state-of-the-art Executive Education Center and the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. We also deliver learning engagements and collaborate with organizations at locations across the country and around the world.