SAEM Students Expand Professional Network in Performing Arts Industry at APAP Conference
Sports, arts and entertainment management students and alumni met with more than 80 industry professionals and performers at the 2016 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference.
Alumna, Professor Serve on Disaster Medical Team During State of the Union
Public administration grad Kate Jones and Robert Skertich, Ph.D., were ready to respond to an emergency during the latest State of the Union address.
New Accounting Instructor Shares His Life Experiences as a Refugee With Students
Meet Ishwari Subedi, M.Com., M.Acc., full-time instructor of accounting in the School of Business.
Faculty Profile: Meet Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed., Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
Before joining Point Park, Mulvihill was an academic advisor for South University, a technical specialist for PNC Bank and a product coordinator for Fisher Scientific.
Meet Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., School of Business Instructor and Financial Planner
Joseph DeFazio, CRPC, Ph.D., who recently joined the School of Business faculty, brings his expertise in the finance industry to Point Park's classrooms.
Catalysts for Change: M.A. Leadership Students Create Workshops to Improve Communities
To create positive change, School of Business Associate Professor Helena Knorr, Ph.D., believes class projects should extend beyond the classroom and into the community.
Leadership Professor Selected by Euroleague Basketball to Teach Yoga to Youth in Spain
Helena Knorr, Ph.D., recently participated in Euroleague Basketball’s corporate social responsibility program.
Market Developer in Saudi Arabia is a Point Park M.B.A. and B.S. in Business Management Graduate
Meet Yasmin Elgendy, a native of Egypt and a 2013 business management and 2015 M.B.A. in global management and administration alumna.
Meet M.B.A./M.A. Student Stephanie Mueller, Winner of Ethical Leadership Essay Competition
Mueller is pursuing an M.B.A. and an M.A. in media communication with a public relations and advertising management concentration.
Point Park M.B.A. Program to Offer Concentration in the Energy Industry
Classes are tailored for professionals in all areas of the energy industry striving to advance their careers as well as those looking to work in the field.
Strategic Planning and Marketing Research Classes Develop IMC Plan for Harmony Weavers
"My favorite part of my Point Park experience is the hands-on experience I've had preparing a marketing plan, conducting market research and creating a logo," said student Deanna Elliott.
M.B.A. Students Write Essays on Ethical Leaders They Admire, Finalists Present at Annual Event
Stephanie Mueller won the 2015 Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum with her presentation on Rosalind Brewer, president and CEO of Sam’s Club.
SAEM Students Assist with WWE Monday Night Raw at CONSOL Energy Center
Sports, arts and entertainment management students assisted backstage and attended the live WWE Monday Night Raw show at CONSOL Energy Center Nov. 30.
Russia Native Chose Point Park M.B.A. Program From Abroad, Now Working in Pittsburgh
Meet Daria Opekunova, international M.B.A. alumna and staffing manager for Robert Half International.
SAEM and Dance Programs Help 2015 Alumna Land Role as a Company Dancer
Meet Christina Cairns, a 2015 graduate of the Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment and dance degree programs.
Veteran, SAEM Major John Kono Rushlander Selected as Pioneer Records’ Next Artist
Rushlander is the second musician to be selected for Point Park’s record label, Pioneer Records, which is housed at Red Caiman Studios in Pittsburgh.
M.B.A. Classes Prepared Manager to Effectively Communicate with IABC Members Globally
Meet Micayla Felicion-Davin, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and chapter relations manager for the International Association of Business Communicators.
SAEM Class Working with Feld Entertainment Director to Market Upcoming Monster Jam
Students in Assistant Professor Paige Beal’s SAEM Marketing and Promotions class are gaining hands-on experience creating marketing plans for this upcoming event.
Accounting Students Earn Second and Third Place at Case Study Competition
Professor Gilfillan's auditing class earned top spots in the PIIA/PICPA Case Study Competition at Maher Duessel.
Pittsburgh Pirates Execs Offer SAEM Students Advice on Internships, Networking, Careers
Pittsburgh Pirates leading media, marketing and sales executives led a symposium Oct. 27 at PNC Park.
2014 Accounting Alumna Investigates IRS Fraud as Auditor for U.S. Treasury Inspector General
Meet Paige Krivda, 2014 accounting alumna and auditor for the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Pittsburgh Marketing Professionals Give Business Students Career Insight and Advice
Five Pittsburgh marketing management professionals led a panel discussion about careers in Chris Lovett’s Advanced Marketing Management class Oct. 23.
Professor Mulvihill Serves as Panelist at Pittsburgh Leadership Conference
Patrick Mulvihill led panel discussions on "Prepping for a Position of Power" and "Smart People Take Smart Risks."
Business Faculty Present International, Health Care Research at Conference
Professors Archish and Gita Maharaja presented their research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology meeting.
Jewish Healthcare Fellowship Helps M.B.A. Student Expand Knowledge of Health Policy
Meet Monet R. Miller, a Point Park M.B.A. student who recently completed a fellowship with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
SAEM Professor Serves as Panelist at Marketing Conference in Puerto Rico
Paige Beal, M.B.A., discussed the importance of rebranding sales as business development to enhance an organization's reputation.
Ethical Leadership Essay Writers Forum for Graduate Students Nov. 13
As part of the Fifth Annual Ethical Leadership Speaker Series, students will will compete for $500 in an essay writers forum.
M.B.A. 2015 Grad, Gatesman+ Dave Assistant Media Buyer Discusses Why She Chose Point Park
Meet Kendra Reith, a 2015 M.B.A. alumna and assistant media buyer at Gatesman+Dave in Pittsburgh.
M.B.A. Alumni Profile: Robert Toth, Associate Lawyer for K&L Gates in Downtown Pittsburgh
Meet Robert Toth, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and associate lawyer for K&L Gates in Downtown Pittsburgh.
M.B.A. Alumna Krystin Roczko is the U.S. Field Marketing Manager for Reebok-CCM Hockey
Roczko will return to campus Oct. 8 to speak to students about her career at a workshop hosted by The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing.
Public Administration Instructor Receives 2015 Firefighter Hero Award
Thomas Cook, assistant chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, was honored by the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Award-Winning Marketing Specialist for the Rivers Casino is an SAEM Alumnus
Meet Robby Bell, a 2010 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus who transferred to Point Park.
SAEM Alumna Becomes Box Office Supervisor for World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
Meet Lauren Kachmar, 2011 SAEM alumna and box office supervisor for World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Point Park Professor Selected as Business Communicator of the Year
Elaine Luther, D.Sc., has won IABC/Pittsburgh’s 2015 Business Communicator of the Year Award.
M.B.A. Alumnus Daniel Komara Promoted to Vice President at The Bank of New York Mellon
Meet Daniel Komara, a 2011 M.B.A. alumnus and vice president at BNY Mellon.
SAEM Majors Gain Event Management Experience Interning for Live Nation
These students describe their experiences interning for Live Nation, how their SAEM classes prepared them, why they chose Point Park and their goals for the fall semester.
Information Technology 2015 Alumna Hired by Business Instructor Upon Graduation
Erika Jones landed the position of compliance analyst with ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange.
SAEM 2015 Grad, Transfer Student Working for the Warhol Museum and Peony Entertainment
Meet Christine Schell, a 2015 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and special events and social media associate.
Career Development Center Helps Business Transfer Student Land Prudential Internship
Meet Ben Katz, a senior business management student and financial professional associate intern for Prudential.
Internship Leads to Full-Time Accounting Position at Schneider Downs for 2014 Alumna
Meet Jessica Calzi, a staff accountant who earned a B.S. in accounting and B.F.A. in dance in 2014.
Public Administration Student, Faculty Lead Firefighter Training
Tony Zoroya, Robert Skertich and Thomas Cook led a training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
SAEM High School Workshop Takes Students on Backstage Tour of Benedum Center, Stage AE
The July 21-23 SAEM workshop covered sports and entertainment law, the live entertainment business, venue and facility management, public relations and marketing, performing arts management and more.
Accounting Major Scores Summer Internship With Big Four Audit Firm Ernst & Young
Junior accounting major Destiny Medina is interning this summer for Ernst & Young.
Students Meet Warped Tour Founder, Work at Shania Twain Concert
SAEM students went backstage of the Warped Tour and worked at the Shania Twain, Smokey Robinson and Barbershop Quartet concerts.
M.B.A. Alumna, Kazakhstan Native Inspired by Professor to Pursue C.F.E. and C.P.A. Licenses
Meet Gulsara Shingozhina, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and ISS specialist for the Bank of New York Mellon.
Public Administration Professor Leads Disaster Preparedness Training
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently served as an incident commander at a Center for Domestic Preparedness bioterrorism training in Anniston, Ala.
SAEM Alumna Graduated with E-Commerce Position Lined Up at Dick's Sporting Goods
Meet Victoria Blackburn, a 2015 SAEM alumna and e-commerce content coordinator for Dick's Sporting Goods.
SAEM Student Lands Special Events Internship with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Meet Colten Gill, junior SAEM student and summer intern for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
High School Students Spend Week at Point Park Learning About the Accounting Profession
Point Park University’s Third Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program welcomed high school students to campus June 21-26.
Business Management, M.B.A. International Alumnus is an Analyst for UPMC Health Plan
Meet Kazoza Mazzuki, a native of Tanzania who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from Point Park in 2012 and 2014.
Accounting and Dance Double Major Studies Abroad at American University of Rome
Student Julia Grubbs talks about her experience studying abroad and why she recommends Point Park's accounting and dance programs.
On-Site M.B.A. Grad, GAI Senior Director Gains Broader Perspective on Business With Degree
Meet Jeanne Cotter, senior director of quality at GAI Consultants and a 2015 on-site M.B.A. program alumna.
SAEM Alumna, WQED Senior Account Executive Discusses Why She Transferred to Point Park
Melissa Redman earned a B.S. in sports, arts and entertainment management in 2008 and was a member of the Point Park women's soccer team.
Marketing Internship Leads to Full-Time Position at PNC for Veteran, Business Grad
Meet Brandon Marsico, a Veteran and 2014 business management alumnus.
Accounting Grad, Veteran Reaches Career Goal While Raising a Family and Working Full Time
Meet Khouanchay (Kay) Krueger, a 2015 accounting graduate and tax staff accountant for Schneider Downs.
Point Park to Meet Growing Demand for Health Care Managers With Fully Online M.S. Degree
This health care management program is one of the first of its kind to be offered in the Pittsburgh region this fall.
M.B.A. Alumna, UPMC Supply Chain Analyst Recognized as 2015 Outstanding Grad Student
Meet Lauren Schmitt, a supply chain analyst for UPMC and Point Park's 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student.
SAEM Major Taylor Self Named Point Park’s 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Taylor Self, from Mount Croghan, S.C., is 2015 recipient of the Point Park Alumni Association Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
Schneider Downs Panelists Discuss Accounting Career Paths with Students
The Student Accounting Association, Alumni Relations and the School of Business recently hosted a networking panel event on campus.
SAEM Alumna, West Africa Native is a Manager for Marriott International in Chicago
Meet Louise Diallo, a 2009 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna and native of Guinea, West Africa.
International M.B.A. Alumna Promoted to Senior Staff Accountant at Gatesman+Dave
Meet Anna Volkova, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna from Sochi, Russia.
Pioneer Records Hosts CD Release Party for Student Artist Hannah Jenkins
The first artist featured on Point Park SAEM program's new record label performed live in Village Park April 17.
High School Students Taking SAEM 101 Class Raise Over $43k for Pediatric Cancer Research
The SAEM program offers high school seniors with the opportunity to earn three college credits toward an undergraduate degree at Point Park.
Accounting Major Helps Others With Taxes, Gains Field Experience as VITA Intern
Meet Stephen Pritchard, a senior accounting major and intern for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program of the IRS.
Students Showcase Their Business Knowledge in Chair’s Challenge Case Competition
School of Business students put their accounting, finance, marketing and management knowledge to the test in the inaugural Chair’s Challenge Business Case Competition April 9.
SAEM Students Network With Ticketing Industry Professionals at On-Campus Workshop
The sports, arts and entertainment management program at Point Park University hosted a workshop on campus March 25 featuring panelists who work for some of the most popular ticketing outlets and venues in Pittsburgh.
M.B.A. Degree Enables Alumnus, Vice President at PNC to Advance as a Strategic Leader
Meet Suresh Chockiah, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and vice president of strategic services and enterprise architecture for PNC Financial Services.
M.A./M.B.A. Alumna is Director of Marketing and Development, Life'sWork of Western PA
Tasha Pokrzywa discusses why she chose to attend Point Park for graduate school and her current job responsibilities.
SAEM Students Work at VIP Table for Maroon 5 Concert in Pittsburgh
Four students can now add the experience of working at the concert to their resumes.
SAEM Senior Discusses Internship with Attack Theatre, Studying Abroad
Meet Töve Johnson, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and administrative/project-based intern for Attack Theatre.
M.B.A. Gives Turkish Alumnus the Skills to Manage Engineering Projects More Effectively
Meet Erdem Kurtmen, 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and special project engineering and project business analyst in Izmir, Turkey.
Information Technology Major To Focus on Building Skills in Advanced Programming
The re-launched program will focus primarily on helping students build applicable knowledge in advanced programming, big data and business entrepreneurship.
M.B.A. Alumnus Lands Market Analyst Position at One of the Leading Banks in Mongolia
Meet Munkhdelger Tsedenbal, a 2014 international M.B.A. alumnus from Mongolia and market risk analyst for XacBank.
SAEM Students Network with Top Music Industry Professionals at Pollstar Live! Conference
Six students in the sports, arts and entertainment management program were chosen as volunteers for the 2015 Pollstar Live! Music Conference in Nashville.
Student Transfers to Point Park for SAEM Program, Real-World Career Opportunities
Meet Mary Beth Cartier, a junior SAEM major and special events intern for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
M.B.A. Alumna Returns Home to Vietnam to Work in Marketing for Marriott International
Meet Anh Tran, a 2013 Point Park M.B.A. alumna who is an assistant marketing communications manager for Marriott International.
Pittsburgh CLO Chooses SAEM Students as Gene Kelly Awards Interns
Junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors Amber Flevaris and Logan Farren discuss their internship, why they chose Point Park, their career goals and more.
M.B.A. Grad, Veteran is a Workforce Developer for the Veterans Leadership Program
Meet 2014 M.B.A. alumnus Joseph Dicianno, a veteran and workforce developer for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.
M.A. Organizational Leadership Alumna Interned for United Nations in Ethiopia
Moriam Durosinmi-Etti was a regional advisory, development planning and statistics intern for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia.
M.A. Graduate Discusses How His Classes Tied Directly Into His Diversity Work at UPMC
Meet Mychael Lee, a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumnus and a senior human resources assistant for UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion.
M.A. Degree Enhances Leadership Skills for Allegheny Center Alliance Church Director
Meet Loleda Moman, director of Care Connections Ministries at Allegheny Center Alliance Church and a 2014 M.A. organizational leadership alumna of Point Park.
Point Park Students Network with Industry Professionals at Baseball Winter Meetings
Students Nick Turgeon, Josh Croup and Nate Sphon represented Point Park's Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing at the meetings and job fair, Dec. 7-11.
Alumnus Advances in Career at Magee-Womens Hospital with M.B.A. Degree
Meet Thomas Rudnicki, a senior systems analyst for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus.
Professor Presents on Social Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
Jamesena Talbott, D.M., presented at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Sports, Arts and Entertainment Graduate is the Promotions Coordinator for Stage AE
Meet Bret Kunash, a 2011 sports, arts and entertainment management alumnus and promotions coordinator for Stage AE.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leads to Management Promotion for 2013 Alumna
Meet Elizabeth Andreakos, a 2013 B.S. in business alumna and assistant facility manager for CBRE.
M.B.A. Degree Allows Alumnus to Advance in Career at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Meet Kevin Beckovich, a 2007 M.B.A. alumnus and prevention/intervention supervisor for Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.
Point Park Career Counselor Helps M.B.A. Grad Transition to Accounting/Finance Field
Meet Ericka Watkins, a 2012 M.B.A. alumna and credit analyst for Koppers, Inc.
Public Administration Instructors Mix Academics with Real-World Experience
Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by city fire chiefs, EMS administrators, public safety professionals and more.
Business Alumnus Promoted to Operations Manager at PNC After Graduating in May
Meet Brock Masters, a 2014 business alumnus and an operations manager for PNC.
Students Explore Careers in Real Estate, Network with Professionals
The Career Development Center and School of Business collaborated with Commercial Real Estate Women Pittsburgh to host a panel discussion.
Chinese M.B.A. Student Interning for Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Bo Ai, a native of Qinhuangdao, China, is pursuing his M.B.A. degree with an international business concentration from Point Park.
B.S. in Public Administration Enables 2014 Grad to Land Position as Township Manager
Meet alumnus Harry Faulk, manager of Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pa.
Mentors of BOLD Program Inspire Students to Pursue Accounting, Finance Professions
Meet the mentors of Point Park's Building Our Leaders Daily Program for middle school students.
Pursuing M.B.A. Helped Alumna Land Budget Analyst Position with Allegheny County
Meet Kasey Betush, a 2013 M.B.A. alumna and budget analyst for Allegheny County Emergency Services/Region 13.
Sports, Arts and Entertainment Alumna in Colorado Manages Staffing for Large Events
Meet Ashley Johnson, a 2013 sports, arts and entertainment management alumna.
Accounting Students Win Case Study Competition Second Year in A Row
Point Park competed against teams from Carlow University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Ethical Leadership Event Addresses Organizational Forecasting
Panelists were Jon Delano, J.D., Timothy McGuire, Ph.D. and James Haley, Ph.D.
M.B.A., Management Information Systems Concentration, Helps Grad Become IT Analyst
Meet Stacy Shatlock, a 2014 alumna who transitioned to a career in the IT field at Eaton Corporation after earning her M.B.A. degree from Point Park.
Director of Marketing at Louis Plung & Company is a 2014 M.B.A. Alumna
Julia Germeyer chose Point Park's M.B.A. program because of its location in Downtown Pittsburgh and the flexibility class schedule.
Business Management Major Gains Experience Interning for Save Your Home Program
Joseph Buckel, a senior business management student, talks about his internship with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development.
Vision and Forecasting is Topic of Ethical Leadership Panel Discussion
How organizations forecast well to create a sustainable vision will be addressed Oct. 29 by panelists Jon Delano, Tim McGuire and James Haley.
M.B.A. Alumnus Named a "40 Under 40" Winner for Helping to Shape Pittsburgh Region
Bush graduated in 2013 from Point Park and is a relationship manager and assistant vice president for PNC Bank.
Event Manager Excels with M.B.A., Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Concentration
Lindsey Bradley, an event manager for the Pittsburgh Technology Council, earned an M.B.A. degree with an SAEM concentration in 2013.
M.B.A. Graduate is Director of Operations at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Meet Conor McGarvey, a 2011 Point Park M.B.A. alumnus and director of operations for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
M.B.A. Student Profile: Lauren Schmitt, Supply Chain Analyst for UPMC
Schmitt is pursuing an M.B.A. with a concentration in management at Point Park University.
M.B.A. Degree Helps Alumnus Become Business Manager for Luxury Dental Practice
Meet Michael W. Mann, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus and business manager for Bobbie L. Hawranko, D.M.D., at Shadyside Place in Pittsburgh.
Working Mom Propels Career with B.A. in Behavioral Science, M.A. in Org. Leadership
Development Director Melissa Ferraro earned her B.A. in 2011 and M.A. in 2013, both from Point Park.
Workshop Immerses High School Students Into Sports, Arts & Entertainment Industries
At the SAEM summer workshop, students got an insider's view of Stage AE, heard a live performance from Greg Joseph of The Clarks and toured several performing arts venues in Pittsburgh.
M.B.A. Program Helps Graduate Expand Global Network, Land Position with Morgan Stanley
Meet Himanshu Patel, a 2013 M.B.A. alumnus from Ahmedabad, India, who is working as a user acceptance tester analyst for Morgan Stanley.
SAEM Major, Dance Minor Gaining Arts Marketing Experience at Andy Warhol Museum
Meet Point Park senior Brooke Perkins, the marketing intern at the Andy Warhol Museum this summer.
Job Shadowing Leads to Events Internship at Heinz Field for SAEM Student
Meet Troy Johnston, a senior sports, arts, and entertainment student and event operations intern at Heinz Field.
SAEM Student Gaining Events Management Experience at Phipps Conservatory
Alexandria Delancey is working as a part-time events assistant at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this summer.
PA Institute of CPAs Awards Scholarships to Point Park Accounting Students
Khouanchay (Kay) Krueger and Christopher Cerda were awarded $3,000 multi-year scholarships.
SAEM Professor Selected as a Facilitator for Performing Arts Conference
David Rowell, M.F.A., was selected to be a lead facilitator at the Mid-Atlantic Performing Arts Market conference.
High School Students Discuss Their Week at Accounting Career Awareness Program
Students learned about accounting as a career choice, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, the art of public speaking, business etiquette and more.
Organizational Leadership Professor Helena Knorr Presents in Mexico City
Knörr presented at the Second International Meeting in Entrepreneurship Development.
M.B.A. Health Systems Management Alumna is a Business Analyst for UPMC Health Plan
Neha Goel, a native of India, earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in health systems management from Point Park University in 2010.
Organizational Leadership 2013 Alumnus Promoted to Area Manager for Greyhound
Meet 2013 organizational leadership alumnus Jeffery Driscoll, area manager of Greyhound Lines, Inc., in Hampton, Va.
Ed Traversari Shares His Expertise on Pittsburgh's Entertainment Industry
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari was the keynote speaker at a recent Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees luncheon.
Meet Edward Scott, George Rowland White Endowed Professor, Accounting and Finance
Learn about Professor Scott's teaching style and watch a video interview with him.
SAEM Professor Presents at Arts Administration Conference in Montreal
Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory, M.F.A., C.F.R.E., co-presented "Community Connections: Learning Through Collaboration" May 30.
Meet M.A./M.B.A. Alumnus Mark Hirschfeld, Digital Marketing Specialist, Maronda Homes
"The combination of the M.A. and the M.B.A. created a very unique degree as it combines practical business theory with the means to communicate those ideas," said the 2013 alumnus.
Associate Professor and Chair Presents at Sport Management Conference
Steve Tanzilli, J.D., presented on the topic “Representing Athletes off of the Field” at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference.
SAEM and Cinema Production Graduates Intern at New Perspective Communications
Sports, arts and entertainment management alumni Craig Woolridge and Evan Schall, along with cinema production graduate Jayme Jennings, interned at New Perspective Communications Agency this spring.
SAEM Student Gaining Variety of Real-World Experience in the Entertainment Industry
Karley Ferlic has already completed internships with The Jim Rome Show, “The Real” TV Show pilot and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and has assisted with Cher and Bon Jovi's concerts in Pittsburgh.
Course Work Translates into Real-World Practice for 2014 On-Site M.B.A. Graduate
Meet 2014 Point Park M.B.A. alumna Shannon J. Gregg, director of sales operations for ERT.
SAEM Graduate Chelsea Behanna Named 2014 Outstanding Student Leader
Behanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
Accounting Student Gains Field Experience as Tax Season Intern for Schneider Downs
Meet Marcy King, an accounting student at Point Park who interned with Schneider Downs this spring.
Bruce Springsteen’s Stage Manager Meets with SAEM Students During Concert Setup
SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari took a class of students to the CONSOL Energy Center to see what it takes to set up for a show of this magnitude.
SAEM 2012 Alumna Ali Lewis is a Director of Events in NYC
Lewis works for the restaurant Il Mulino New York coordinating anywhere from two to eight events a week.
Meet 2011 M.B.A. Alumnus Chuck Hankle, Technical Account Manager for Symantec
"The international aspect of the M.B.A. really prepared me for working with business customers and associations around the globe."
SAEM Classes Help Students With Business Side of Managing Their Indie-Pop Band
Sports, arts and entertainment management major Adam Valen answers questions on behalf of his band Nevada Color.
Accounting Student Christopher Cerda Named a 2014 Financial Executives Scholar
Cerda was selected to receive the Kuldeep Shastri Memorial Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International.
Point Park Professors Discuss Global Immigration Issues at Faculty Colloquium
Faculty from Iran, Spain, Greece, India, Peru, Afghanistan and the U.S. presented on various issues surrounding global immigration.
M.B.A. Alumna is the Manager of International Relations for the Oncology Nursing Society
"The MBA program challenged me to remain up to date on world events, which is essential to my position and career."
Hollywood Producer Chris Moore of “The Chair” Visits SAEM Fundraising Class
Assistant Professor Teresa Gregory's SAEM fundraising class had the opportunity to learn about the business of filmmaking.
Meet Darlene Brusco, Accounting Student and Support Specialist for Alcoa
2001 basketball Hall of Fame inductee returned to Point Park to pursue a degree in accounting.
Point Park's BOLD Program to Celebrate its Second-Year Achievements
The April 30 event will honor student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success of the program.
Professor Speaks on Fiduciary Ethics at Association Meeting
Michele Langbein, Ph.D., presented the talk at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
SAEM students attend Pollstar Conference in Nashville
SAEM students met entertainment industry leaders while volunteering for and attending the annual conference.
SAEM Career Event Connects Students to Opportunities
Annual campus event featured 46 organizations seeking interns and employees.
SAEM Welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation CEO
Joel Peresman explained keys to success to students.
President & CEO of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation to speak at Point Park
Pittsburgh native Joel Peresman will discuss his rise from a 1970s internship with a local concert promoter to industry-leading positions.
M.B.A. Program at Point Park Is Ranked Fourth-largest in Pittsburgh Area
Point Park's M.B.A. program includes five concentrations: Management; International Business; Management Information Systems; Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management; and Health Systems Management.
International Accounting Student Interns for C.P.A. Firm Maher Duessel
Meet Nabat Mammedova, a senior accounting major from Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan.
Student Accounting Team Wins First Place in Auditing Case Study Competition
Point Park’s “Accrual World” team took first place in the 2013 PIIA/PICPA Case Study Competition.
SAEM Department Welcomes Former Pirates Owner Kevin McClatchy to Campus
McClatchy recently made his first appearance on a college campus, speaking to students at Point Park University.
Business Management Major Leads Homeless Children Awareness Event
Meet Erika Mangual, a sophomore who recently organized a Stand Up for Children Art Installation on Point Park’s campus.
SAEM Department Offers New Course Focused on the Recording Industry
The course is co-taught by Jesse Naus, president and head engineer of Red Caiman Media and Mark Fritzges, vice president of promotions for Atlantic Records.
Professor Selected to Give Commencement Address at Pittsburgh Airport
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters 2013 graduation ceremony.
Public Administration and M.B.A. Alumna Working for Management Science Associates
Meet Michelle Herrle, a business systems analyst who earned her B.S. in public administration in 2008 and her M.B.A. in 2009, both from Point Park.
Students Gain Valuable Insight on Ethical Leadership at Third Annual Speakers’ Series
Panelists from Westinghouse, Management Science Associates and Point Park led a discussion on “Meeting the Challenges of Ethical Leadership."
Accelerated Organizational Leadership Alumna the Founder of Youth Arts Nonprofit
Meet Tyian Battle, a 2009 School of Business alumna and founder and executive director of ACH Clear Pathways.
Professors, Alum Present at American Society for Competitiveness Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., and Dawn Parasolick, M.B.A., presented papers on forensic accounting and global economic pathology.
Professors and Alumna Present Research at Business Conference
James Haley, Michele Langbein, Archish Maharaja, Gita Maharaja, M.H. Sidky and Dawn Parasolick presented research at the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference.
M.B.A. Grad is the Founder of Mutete HIV/AIDS Foundation and a Manager for Transamerica
Bosco Muyango, a native of Uganda, founded a nonprofit organization serving HIV and AIDS patients in East Africa.
2010 M.B.A. Grad Alphonse Tounkara Promoted to Project Control Leader
Guinea native Alphonse Tounkara earned his M.B.A. degree from Point Park in 2010.
International M.B.A. Graduates Receive Job Promotions Upon Returning Home to Guinea
After earning their M.B.A. degrees, Alphonse Tounkara and Pierre Dominique Traore returned home to Guinea and were both offered jobs promotions.
M.B.A. Alumnus Pierre Traore Appointed Chief of Risk and Opportunity Management Service
Meet Pierre Dominique Traore, a 2008 M.B.A. alumnus of Point Park and native of Guinea.
Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy Speaking at Point Park on Nov. 6
In his first appearance on a university campus, McClatchy will speak to students about the business of sports and his experiences owning the Pittsburgh Pirates and helping to establish PNC Park.
Student Accounting Association Welcomed Mark Benedetti, C.P.A., as Guest Speaker
Mark Benedetti, C.P.A., a controller for R.G. Brewton Inc., was the latest accounting professional to speak to the Student Accounting Association at Point Park.
M.B.A. Classes Help Alumna, Thailand Native Be an Effective Supervisor
Meet Wiranya Ratnapinda, a 2012 Point Park M.B.A. alumna and night adult supervisor at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
Professor Speaks About Developing Women Leaders at Conference in Colombia
Helena Knörr, Ph.D., recently traveled to Medellín, Colombia, to speak about “Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs.”
Point Park M.B.A. Director Travels to India and Afghanistan with IACBE Leaders
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., joined the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education on visits to various higher education institutions.
Renowned Psychologist Talks to SAEM Class About the Business of Sports Psychology
Sports psychologist and Point Park alumnus George Pappas, Ph.D., recently lectured at a “Legal Aspects of Sports, Arts and Entertainment” class.
M.A. Organizational Leadership Program Inspires Alumna to Open New Grocery Store
Meet Deirdre Kane, a 2013 M.A. alumna, production analyst for Highmark and owner of 52nd Street Market.
International Business Alumna, BNY Mellon Analyst Discusses Importance of Giving Back
Meet Melisa Chipangila Campbell, a 2009 economics and finance and 2011 M.B.A. alumna of Point Park.
Point Park Greek Trip Highlights and Study Abroad Discussion on Oct. 24
The event will feature discussion on international travel opportunities for students and a recap of the Point Park 10-day trip to Greece.
2011 SAEM Alumna is a Marketing Manager for Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc.
Kelsey Williams earned her B.S. degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
Broadway Actor Gives Students An Inside Talk on the Entertainment Industry
Ben Lipitz, who is currently starring as Pumbaa on the national tour of The Lion King, recently came to Point Park to talk about his career in the entertainment business.
Point Park to Host Third Annual Ethical Leadership Speakers Series
The September 19 event will feature speakers from Management Science Associates, Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Company.
Professors Write Paper on Preventing Fraud through Accounting Information Systems
The paper will be published in the journal Issues in Information Systems.
M.B.A. Degree Leads Alumnus to Dream of Helping People Achieve Their Financial Goals
Meet Thomas Louisy, a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus of Point Park and financial consultant for PNC Bank.
Marketing Intern at Mario Lemieux Foundation is a Point Park SAEM Major
Meet Stephanie Driscoll, a sport, arts and entertainment management major from Tampa, Fla.
Point Park Hosts First Accounting Career Awareness Program
Point Park welcomed 22 students from a variety of high schools across the Pittsburgh region to learn more about the field of accounting.
High School Students Learn the Business of Managing Sports, Arts and Entertainment
Point Park's SAEM program hosted a workshop highlighting the business behind managing sports, arts and live entertainment.
Club Manager at Heinz Field is a 2013 Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Grad
Meghan McCabe graduated from Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment management program in May.
Point Park’s Accelerated Business Program Now Offering Evening Class Schedule
Courses in this program are offered in a seven-week format through a hybrid of traditional and online classes.
Business Management and M.B.A. Alumnus a Cardiovascular Representative for Cyrolife
Meet Nicholas Colasante, a 2007 and 2004 alumnus of Point Park.
Junior SAEM Major Lands Two Summer Internships in Live Entertainment
Meet Adam Valen, an SAEM student interning with Drusky Entertainment and Altar TV this summer.
New Point Park M.B.A. Degree Prepares Professionals For Global Marketplace
This 36-credit M.B.A. will provide students with a thorough understanding of global business theories as well as the opportunity to engage in real-world, international business practices.
Point Park M.B.A. Program Offering Free Informational Luncheon on July 20
Individuals interested in learning more about the M.B.A. degrees offered at Point Park are invited to attend a free luncheon.
M.A. Organizational Leadership and Criminal Justice Alumna Working in Arizona
Meet Taneka Davis, an adult probation officer for The Judicial Branch of Arizona - Maricopa County.
Professor Maharaja Presents on Business of Health Care to Medical Students
Chatham University recently welcomed Point Park's M.B.A. program director to present on "The Business of Health Care" to its physician assistant students.
Deborah Kostrub Scott Returns to School for Bachelor's in Accounting
Deborah Kostrub Scott was honored with a $3,000-level multi-year scholarship.
Point Park Accounting Students Win Multi-Year Scholarships from PICPA
Melinda Brake and Deborah Kostrub Scott were recently honored with $4,000 and $3,000 multi-year scholarships, respectively.
Point Park Preparing Adult Student Melinda Brake for Career in Accounting
Melinda Brake was awarded a $4,000-level multi-year scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Internationally Acclaimed Summer Dance Festival Selects SAEM Major for Internship
Meet Rachel Winkler, a sport, arts and entertainment management major interning with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival this summer.
M.B.A. Director Presents on Higher Ed Recruitment Challenges at Conference
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., presented at the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education’s Summer Institute for Chairs and Deans.
Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Junior Interning for Altoona Curve
Point Park student Samantha Lynn is interning for the Altoona Curve this summer.
Accounting Grad David McCombie Working for KPMG as a Regulatory Risk Analyst
2013 accounting alumnus David McCombie landed a position with KPMG as regulatory risk analyst.
Recent Grads Land Jobs with Big Four Accounting Firm
Months before graduating from Point Park, 2013 accounting alumni Matthew Annechiarico and David McCombie were hired by KPMG.
Toronto Native and Alumnus Matthew Annecchiarico a Staff Accountant at KPMG
Annecchiarico graduated in May 2013 with a B.S. in accounting and minor in business management.
Graduate Business Professor Presents at Fourth International Space Arts Workshop
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., recently co-presented on the topic “Economics/Exonomics and Outer Space."
Rosemarie Papariella Selected as Point Park’s PICPA Outstanding Accounting Senior
This award is given to students who shine in academia, express a serious interest in accounting and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in accounting.
Adam Sutermaster Named Outstanding Graduating Senior for School of Business
Sutermaster earned his Bachelor of Science in sport, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
M.B.A. Graduate Takes on Leadership Role at CVS Caremark
Meet Pamela Zagar, a 2010 and 1990 alumna of Point Park and Medicare operations supervisor for CVS Caremark.
Information Technology Graduate Working for Global Technology Company
Meet William Constant, a 2011 information technology alumnus of Point Park.
Baldwin Assistant EMS Chief Pursues Public Administration Degree at Point Park
Todd Plunkett is pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in public administration with a concentration in EMS.
Meet Dennis DiPasquale, Account Executive and M.B.A. and SAEM alumnus
Alumnus Dennis DiPasquale earned his bachelor's degree in 2007 and his M.B.A. in 2009, both from Point Park.
Student Profile: SAEM Major Interning for the Pittsburgh Pirates this Summer
Sport, arts and entertainment management major Evan Schall is interning for the Pittsburgh Pirates this summer.
Human Resource Management Alumna Lands Position with Reed Smith
Meet Rebekah Coley, a 2012 alumna of Point Park's human resource management program.
Highmark Employee Returns to Point Park for Information Technology Degree
Janet Barone earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Point Park and has returned for a post-baccalaureate degree in information technology.
Professors, Alumna Discuss International Student Recruitment at IACBE Conference
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D., Archish Maharaja, Ed.D. and M.B.A. alumna Dawn Parasolick, presented at the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education’s annual conference.
High School Students Spend the Day at Stage AE for SAEM Workshop
Approximately 80 high school students spent the day at Stage AE for a workshop hosted by Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment program.
Stage AE Hires Another Recent Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Graduate
Alison Maternowski graduated in December with a B.S. in SAEM and now works for Stage AE.
Workshop on Sports Management Jobs and Internships Hosted by SAEM Program
Students interested in the sports management industry recently attended an online internship and job workshop on campus.
M.B.A. Alumna's Internship with Urban Innovation21 Leads to Full-Time Job
Meet Alyssa Tress, a 2012 Point Park M.B.A. alumna and internship coordinator for Urban Innovation21.
Student Accounting Association Tours C.P.A. Firm Schneider Downs
The students met with hiring managers who gave advice on how to obtain internships and prepare for careers in accounting.
Accounting Major Awarded Financial Executives International Scholarship
Eric Davis was selected to receive the Kuldeep Shastri Scholarship from the Pittsburgh Chapter of Financial Executives International.
Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management High School Workshop Slated for July 15-17
High school students interested in the sport, arts and entertainment management fields are encouraged to come to a summer workshop hosted by Point Park’s SAEM program.
Stage AE’s Box Office Supervisor is a 2011 SAEM Alumnus
Sport, arts and entertainment management alum Jeremy Olson is also the stage manager for the band The Clarks.
Explore Extraterrestrial Issues at a Faculty-Student Colloquium April 4
Attendees will be encouraged to analyze issues of planetary proportions that can have global implications.
M.B.A. International Alum a Mortgage Servicing Specialist for Bank of America
Paul Nutter is a 2010 M.B.A. alumnus and adjunct faculty member at Point Park.
M.A. Organizational Leadership Courses Help Highmark Employee Grow as a Team Leader
Meet Kara Jones, a 2012 alumna of the Master of Arts in organizational leadership program.
SAEM Students Work for Bon Jovi Concert and Get Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Four SAEM majors assisted with a Bon Jovi concert and got a behind-the-scenes look at the show just hours before it went live.
SAEM Club Members Travel to Los Angeles for Pollstar Live! Music Conference
Members of Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment management club traveled across the country to experience the Pollstar Live! 2013 Music Conference.
M.B.A. Degree Helps Alum Expand UPMC's Sports Concussion Outreach Program
Meet Patrick Huber, a 2009 alumnus of Point Park's M.B.A. program.
On-Campus Career Event Connects Students to Internships and Jobs
More than 200 students in search of internships and jobs attended the SAEM Career Event on Feb. 12.
Information Technology Grad a Global Network Manager For Holtec International
Meet Jonathan Geyer, a 2011 information technology alumnus of Point Park.
M.B.A. and M.A. alum Shannon Farr is a senior communications specialist at Westinghouse
Shannon Farr earned an M.A. in journalism and mass communication in 2008 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
Alumnus Working as a Senior Information Technology Security Analyst for K&L Gates
Meet Carl Skiles, a 2008 alumnus of the accelerated information technology and management program.
Meet M.B.A. alum May Lebo, Kenyan native and social media manager for Kali TV Online
Lebo earned her M.B.A. in 2011 and her B.A. in mass communication in 2008, both from Point Park.
Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Career Event at Point Park on Feb. 12
Hosted by the SAEM program and Career Development Center, this event is open to all college students in the region.
Internal Events Coordinator for Phipps Conservatory is a 2012 SAEM Alum
Rachel Kernic graduated in May 2012 from Point Park University with a bachelor's degree in sport, arts and entertainment management.
Alumna Working for Palace Sports & Entertainment, Mentoring SAEM Students
Meet Mallory Schirr, a 2009 SAEM graduate and executive assistant for events & booking at Palace Sports & Entertainment.
Business Management and M.B.A. Alum a Marketing Manager for Greiner Bio-One
Mackenzie Farone earned a Bachelor of Science in business management in 2009 and an M.B.A. in 2011, both from Point Park.
Public Administration Program First in Pa to be Recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration
The public administration program at Point Park University is the first institution in Pennsylvania — and one of only 13 colleges and universities nationwide — to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration.
Meet Greg Porter, Public Administration Student and EMS Assistant Director
Porter is pursuing his bachelor's degree in public administration with concentrations in EMS and fire service administration.
On-Site M.B.A. Program Offers Convenience and Flexibility For GAI Engineering Manager
Meet John Nicholson, Jr., PE, a student in the M.B.A. on-site program and a senior engineering manager for GAI Consultants, Inc.
SAEM grad begins career in entertainment field with ShowClix position
Following graduation, alumnus Brandon Dujmic landed a position with ShowClix, Inc. in Pittsburgh.
School of Business Hosting Open House for High School Students on Feb. 9
High school students are invited to meet Point Park University School of Business faculty at an open house on Sat., Feb. 9.
Meet Luis Palacios-Salguero, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Assistant Professor Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D., teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Money and Banking and International Economics, among other courses.
Students from Various Majors Compete in Fifth Annual Business Plan Contest
Students in various majors across the University participated in the fifth annual Business Plan Contest hosted by the School of Business.
SAEM Alumna Lands Account Executive Position with Leading Advertising Agency
Meet 2010 SAEM alum Caroline Bovalino, an account executive for MARC USA.
School of Business Students Compete as Finalists in Auditing Case Study Competition
Accounting students Heidi Gregori, Rosemarie Papariella and Deborah Kostrub Scott along with IT major Justin Smith were named as finalists in the first Pittsburgh Institute of Internal Auditors/Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Case Study Competition.
M.A. Organizational Leadership Student Honored by the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Kenyan native and grad student George Githiaka was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants with a $3,000-level multiyear scholarship.
Student Accounting Association Hosts Speakers from Small and Large Public Accounting Firms
The Student Accounting Association recently hosted presentations by Ron Mock, founding partner of Mock, Bosco and Associates, P.C. and his son, Jeff Mock, audit manager at Ernst & Young.
Public Administration Professor Leads Medical Team in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts
Equipped with an extensive background in emergency management, Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, led relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Meet David Rowell, Assistant Professor of Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management
David Rowell, M.F.A., assistant professor of sport, arts and entertainment management, has taught and worked in theatre management all over the United States.
M.B.A. Alumna Christine Demore is BNY Mellon Global Pricing Operations Manager
Meet Christine Demore, 2012 M.B.A. alum and global pricing operations manager for Bank of New York Mellon.
Professor Sidky Earns International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Master's Degree
M.H. Sidky, Ph.D., recently received a master’s degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid from the Humanitarian Aids Studies Centre.
Flight Paramedic Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration for Career Growth
Meet Peter Frenchak, a flight paramedic pursuing his B.S. in public administration at Point Park University.
Point Park and H.J. Heinz Company Host Event Centered on M.B.A. Ethical Leadership Course
The event featured Heinz guest speakers James E. Traut and Brian Shuttleworth.
School of Business faculty to present research at NABET Conference
The Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology conference will be held Oct. 25-26 in State College, Pa.
Point Park M.B.A. Alumna is the Youth Policy Manager for the Pittsburgh Mayor's Office
Meet Olivia Benson, a 2008 M.B.A. alum of Point Park University.
Department of Global Management and Organization Hosting 10-Day Trip to Greece
The May 6-15, 2013 trip is open to all Point Park University personnel, graduate students and alums.
Android Mobile Development Course to Be Offered This Spring Semester
To prepare students for the demand in smartphone app development, a course called “Introduction to Android Mobile Development," is being offered this spring.
Faculty Profile: Meet Amy Cesario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Cesario is teaching courses in Introductory Accounting I and Computer Applications of Accounting.
Meet Rachel Iwanonkiw, operations manager and accounting student
Accounting student Rachel Iwanonkiw manages course work and a full-time position at Workscape, Inc.
M.B.A. Alum Appointed Chair of Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Policy Committee
Howard Slaughter, Jr., D.Sc., was selected to chair the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Policy Committee.
Bhutan native, Highmark Employee Earns M.B.A. in health systems management
Meet Kishor Pradhan, a 2012 M.B.A. alum and system testing analyst for Highmark.
Working on Broadway: SAEM Grad Dishes Out Details
Meet Hugh Stumpp, a 2010 SAEM alum and associate house manager in NYC for Nederlander Producing Company of America.
M.B.A. Alum Profile: Lydia Tobiasz, Manager at Madison Square Garden
Lydia Tobiasz is a 2007 M.B.A. alum and manager of corporate hospitality sales at Madison Square Garden.
On the Set: SAEM Alumna Working for TV Show The Good Wife
Erin Cappiccie earned her bachelor's degree in SAEM from Point Park in 2008.
Teaching Students to Be Ticket Masters
SAEM is one of only a few programs in the country to offer a class on ticketing systems.
Accounting Senior Spends Summer Interning for Schneider Downs
Meet Stephanie Jones, senior accounting major and internal audit intern for Schenider Downs.
Professor Travels the Southeastern Mediterranean, Meets Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem
Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., recently traveled to Israel, Cyprus and Greece as part of his research on the geo-political conflicts of the Southeastern Mediterranean region.
Point Park and Heinz Corp. present “Meeting the Challenge of Ethical Leadership”
James Traut and Brian Shuttleworth from Heinz will speak on Sept. 13 in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom.
Professor Co-Authors Article on Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. recently co-authored the article “A Bad Time for Disaster: Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience.”
UPMC Senior Manager Concentrates M.B.A. Degree in Health Systems Management
Alumnus Ryan Beaver is a senior manager of materials management at UPMC.
M.B.A. Program Director Receives 2012 ICAM Leadership Award
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., earned the 2012 leadership award at this year's International Conference on Advances in Management in Nassau, Bahamas.
SAEM Graduate David Jacobs Working as a Digital Producer on ESPN Account
Meet David Jacobs, a 2009 SAEM alumnus and digital producer for RED Interactive Agency.
M.B.A. Students Enhance Analytical Skills Through Course on Extraterrestrial Issues
Professor Dimitris Kraniou's special topics course on "Macro-Projects and International Regimes" encourages students to analyze issues of planetary proportions.
Meet Heike Steurer, M.B.A. Alum and Financial Analyst for Bayer Corporation
Steurer is a 2012 graduate of Point Park University's M.B.A. program.
SAEM and Dance Double Major Interning at Walking Thumbs
Hannah Finch, a student double majoring in sport, arts and entertainment management and dance, will graduate next May.
M.B.A. Degree Advances Alum’s Engineering Career
Meet John T. Gobble, III, a 2011 M.B.A. alumnus.
Point Park M.B.A. Program Ranked Fourth Largest in the Pittsburgh Region
This ranking by the Pittsburgh Business Times was based on total enrollment for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Sport, arts and entertainment management major interning at Disney World
SAEM major Ashley Dobransky discusses her internship with the Disney College Program.
Meet M.B.A. alum Seung Chan Lim, an artist, software designer, and researcher
Seung Chan Lim is a 2002 M.B.A. alum of Point Park.
SAEM Alumnus Working in Social Media on West Coast
Meet Joseph Adams, a 2010 sport, arts and entertainment management alumnus.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Helps Alum Obtain Senior Systems Engineer Position
Meet Harry Caskey, a 2011 Point Park information technology alumnus.
SAEM Major Named Outstanding Graduating Senior for the School of Business
Meet Rachel Kernic, a 2012 sport, arts, and entertainment management alumna.
Public Administration Professor to Teach Course at Training Summit on Emergency Preparedness
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will be teaching a 16-hour Advanced Incident Command course at the Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness, and Response Training Summit.
Corporate Ethics Officer at Westinghouse to Discuss "The Challenge of Ethical Leadership" on June 2
The Department of Global Management and Organization is hosting a discussion on "The Challenge of Ethical Leadership" led by Jim Buddie, Esq., corporate ethics officer and assistant general counsel for Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC.
SAEM Alumna Balances Dual Careers as a Legal Assistant and NBA Dancer
Morgan Laskey is a 2010 sport, arts, and entertainment management alumna.
Meet Kadi Camardese, M.B.A. Alumna and Communications Manager for American Bridge Company
Kadi Camardese earned an M.B.A. from Point Park University in 2008 and currently leads the marketing and communications department of a specialized company in the engineering industry.
SAEM Major Uses Skills from Marketing and Promotions Class at Her Internship with The Pittsburgh Steelers
Meet Megan Hoffman, a junior majoring in sport, arts, and entertainment management.
SAEM Students Gain Event Management Experience Co-Hosting "Zoo U" with The Pittsburgh Zoo
Attracting more college students to the zoo was the idea behind “Zoo U,” a collaborative event co-hosted by The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Point Park University’s SAEM program.
M.B.A. Program Influences Alumnus to Pursue Doctorate Degree
Meet Andrew McIntyre, a 2009 M.B.A. alumnus and current doctoral student.
Spotlight on Africa film series begins this week
An April 17 screening of the documentary 'God Grew Tired of Us' and celebration of Point Park graduate student Panther Bior begin the University's Spotlight on Africa series.
Media Career Event Brings More than 40 Employers to Point Park's Campus
College students had the opportunity to network with a variety of employers at the sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event held on April 3.
Summer Internship at Top Talent Agency Leads to Job for SAEM Graduate
Meet Megan Beavis, a 2011 SAEM alumna, working as an agents' assistant in Los Angeles.
Information Technology Student Selected for Internship at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meet Justin Smith, a junior information technology major at Point Park University.
M.B.A. Degree Gives Alumna an Edge in Medical School
Meet Dora Leibu, a 2010 M.B.A. alum of Point Park and a medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Point Park Professors To Discuss the Current State of Natural Resources Overseas on April 5
Dimitris Kraniou, William Breslove, and Mohammad Sidky, and Bahman Homayoonfar, will present on the topic “Natural Resources: Issues, Concerns, and Conflicts” on Thurs. April 5.
Assistant Professor Helena Knorr to Discuss Worldviews of Women's Education on March 29
Knörr's presentation will explore education as an empowerment tool for women worldwide.
SAEM Program Prepares Student for Managing Her Son’s Basketball Career
Meet SAEM major Nicole Bozeman from McKeesport, Pa.
Pittsburgh Sport, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Career Event to be held April 3
All college students are invited to attend a sport, arts, entertainment, and media career event on Tues., April 3 at Point Park's Student Center.
Public Administration Professor to Present Research on Pittsburgh's Cold War Air Defense on March 29
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will share his research on the history of Pittsburgh’s Cold War air defense on March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northland Public Library.
Business Alum Enhances Management Skills Through Accelerated Program
Meet Michael Schwartz, a 2010 School of Business alumnus and operations manager for Mechanical Operations Co., Inc.
SAEM Alumna and Project Manager Shayna Balog Discusses Her Career in Event Management
Meet Shayna Balog, a 2009 SAEM alum and project manager for the event management company, Retailcomm, based in Dallas, Texas.
SAEM Students Network with Arts Professionals in NYC at Conference on Arts Management
At the conference, Point Park students met with professional arts managers, attended engaging workshops on arts management, and toured various entertainment venues throughout the city.
Meet M.B.A. Alum Chris Lovett, Consumer Product Marketing Manager for PNC
Lovett earned his M.B.A. in 2007 from Point Park and now also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business.
Accounting and SAEM Double Major Lands Job at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Meet Katie Mehall, a tax associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers who double majored in accounting and SAEM at Point Park.
M.B.A. Program Director Archish Maharaja Conducts Education Information Sessions in India
Maharaja spoke to more than 250 senior students and faculty members.
Meet Natalya Goreva, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Natalya Goreva, Ph.D., has been teaching information technology and related classes in Point Park University's School of Business since 2008.
Student Profile: Michelle Labash, Management Services Major and Supervisor at Highmark
Meet Michelle Labash, management services student at Point Park and a supervisor at Highmark.
Business Plan Contest Cultivates Students’ Entrepreneur Skills
Finalists of the fourth annual Business Plan Contest presented their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges on Dec. 7 in the University Center’s GRW Theater.
M.B.A. alumna creates nonprofit Beverly’s Birthdays
Point Park M.B.A. alumna Megs Yunn was one of 10 people in the U.S. to receive $2,500 in seed money from Scholastic Media to establish Beverly’s Birthdays.
Representatives from Hokkaido University of Education Visit Point Park
Representatives from Hokkaido University of Education traveled across the world to visit Point Park and learn more about our SAEM program.
Point Park Information Technology and M.B.A. Alumna Denice Withrow a Vice President at Bank of America
Denise Withrow earned both a bachelor's degree in information technology and an M.B.A. specializing in management information systems from Point Park.
International MBA Students Discuss Why They Chose Point Park University
MBA students Antie Sundari, Ragheed Muhra and Eleonora Candilera, whose native countries are Indonesia, Syria and Italy respectively, discuss why they chose Point Park to pursue their graduate degrees.
Alumni Connect to Careers in Art Through MBA Classmates
Charlene Bidula and Jessica Zamiska landed their positions at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art through the connections they made with fellow students in Point Park’s MBA degree program.
Meet Alumna Charlene Bidula, Communications Specialist
Bidula is a communications specialist for the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Meet Alumna Jessica Zamiska, Manager of Visitor Services
Zamiska is the manager of visitor services at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
Faculty Profile: Meet Debbie Stephen, Accounting
Deborah Stephen, MBA, CPA, visiting professor of accounting, brings a strong background in both teaching and accounting to the Point Park School of Business classroom.
Point Park M.B.A. Alumna the Only Female Director in the NHL
Jennifer Bullano, director of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins, graduated with an M.B.A. degree concentrating in sports, arts and entertainment management.
"2011: The Global System in Crisis" Presentation on Oct. 27
This presentation, hosted by the School of Business' Department of Global Management and Organization, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium.
New SAEM Professor an Expert in the Business of the Arts
Maggie Johnson, M.A.M., is a visiting professor and director of community outreach for the sport, arts and entertainment management program.
Career Workshop: From Academia to Theatre
The SAEM program at Point Park will hold a workshop on Oct. 4 on how students can transition to a career in the theatre industry.
Health Systems Management Concentration in MBA Growing
In an interview, Archish Maharaja, Ed.D., assistant professor of business and director of Point Park University’s MBA program, talks about the health systems management concentration within the MBA program.
M.A. Alumna Helps Veterans Transition to Academia
Ann Rairigh was looking for a master’s degree program that focused on organizational development while allowing her to cultivate her passion for helping veterans pursue higher education.
M.B.A. Alum’s Radio Show Being Broadcasted Globally
Point Park M.B.A. alumnus Ron Meyer’s Blessed2Play radio show recently debuted on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network.
Accounting Alumna Lands Job at Schneider Downs
After graduating in 2010, Rosemary Coombs soon began working as an internal auditor for a top 60 accounting, tax and business advisory firm.
SAEM Instructor to Host Workshop on Using Online Tools for Fundraising
Teresa A. Gregory, CFRE, will host this workshop on Saturday, August 27 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.
$1 Million Gift to Point Park University to Fund Urban Accounting Initiative
The George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance and the Urban Accounting Initiative is an effort to increase awareness of careers in accounting and finance among minority youth.
Heinz Ethics Panel Garners More Than 100 Students and Business Leaders
Heinz leaders John Kraus, James Traut and Brian Shuttleworth presented on topics ranging from corporate governance and enterprise reputation to risk management and sustainability.
Alumni Profile: Melissa Brozeski, Pittsburgh Pirates
Meet SAEM alumna Melissa Brozeski, community relations coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
SAEM program director to Give Lecture on Managing Today's Celebrities and Athletes
Steve Tanzilli, Esq., assistant professor and director of the sport, arts and entertainment management program at Point Park University, will give a lunch lecture on Tuesday, August 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Allegheny HYP Club.
Point Park Offers Degree Geared For Firefighters
To help today’s firefighters, as well as paramedics and disaster managers prepare for that wide gamut of responsibility, Point Park is now offering a more broadly marketable public administration degree.
Prospective Students Tour Stage AE at SAEM Workshop
High school students learned about the various career opportunities within the sport, arts and entertainment management fields while getting a backstage tour of one of Pittsburgh’s newest concert venues.
Economics & Finance Student Named a Scholar-Athlete
Derek Peluso excels both in the classroom and on the baseball field.
Heinz Corporation and Point Park to Present Ethics Panel
Point Park University will join with leaders from the Heinz Corporation on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, to present a panel discussion on "Meeting the Challenge of Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and Sustainability on a Global Scale."
Alum Profile: Jenniffer Burke, Big Brothers Big Sisters
M.A. in organizational leadership alumna discusses her experiences as a graduate student at Point Park.
SAEM Students Raise $20,000 at Glitzburgh 2011
Anna DeLattre and Rachel Kernic discuss planning Glitzburgh and their experiences as students in the SAEM program.
Students Capitalize on New Course in "HR Policies in Electronic Communications"
School of Business Professor Elaine Luther, D.Sc., emphasizes to students in the HR Policies for Electronic Communications class the importance of being careful when communicating online.
Alumna’s Advocacy Work Reaches New Level with M.B.A.
Tara Marks, a Point Park M.B.A. graduate who serves as a co-director for public policy advocacy, attributes her education and relentless perseverance for guiding her to where she is today.
Alumna Rachael Otieno Helps Launch Non-Profit in Kenya
Alumna Rachael Otieno, who earned two master’s degrees at Point Park, attributes the knowledge and skills she gained in both programs with helping her to launch a nonprofit organization in her home country of Kenya.
Alumni Profile: Cindy Barnett, Information Technology
Information technology alum Cindy Barnett discusses her experiences at Point Park and her overall future career goals.
Sudan Refugee Succeeds as Accountant and Grad Student at Point Park
At 30 years old, accounting analyst and Point Park organizational leadership graduate student Panther Garang Bior has already gone through more hardships in his life than many people will face in their lifetime.
Point Park's HR Management Program Recognized by SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Point Park University's human resource management program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
GAI employees to graduate from On-Site Corporate M.B.A. Program
GAI’s newly minted M.B.A. recipients will be the first class to graduate from the School of Business’s on-site corporate M.B.A. program.
M.A./M.B.A. program aims to give working professionals an edge
Debating between pursuing an M.A. in journalism and mass communications or an M.B.A., Shian-Li McGuire was thrilled to learn Point Park University was launching a two-degree program that could help her achieve her multiple career goals.
Assistant Professor gives presentation on former Nike Missile site
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration and director of the public administration and undergraduate organizational leadership programs, gave a presentation on April 5, 2011 about the former Nike Missile site.
Business management alumna leads economic development in Wilkinsburg
Business alumna Tracey Truax Evans leads economic development in Wilkinsburg.
Accounting/SAEM Student Named Financial Executive Scholar
Point Park University Dual Major Business Student Josh Forrester is Named a Financial Executive International Scholar.
Organizational Leadership Alumna Discusses Experiences at Point Park
Mother and grandmother Jacqueline Sledge, a cancer control specialist for the American Cancer Society, earned a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership.
Professor brings experience with key business trend to students
The business trend known as reverse logistics was the focus of a paper that Lori Molinari, D.B.A. presented at the Second Annual Sustainable Enterprises of the Future Conference.
School of Business faculty member presents on economic and immigration issues
Dimitris Kraniou, professor of International Economics and Management made two presentations in March on economic and immigration issues.
SAEM Students will have classes at Stage AE Concert Venue
Starting Fall 2011, students enrolled in Point Park’s sport, arts and entertainment management program will have the opportunity to move their lessons from classroom to concert venue.
Alumni Profile: Jacqueline Sledge, Cancer Control Specialist
Meet Jacqueline Sledge, an organizational leadership alumna and community cancer control specialist for the American Cancer Society.
Students show marketplace savvy in business plan contest
Students in Point Park University’s Introduction to Business course gain real-world experience with a healthy dose of friendly competition in the School of Business’ annual Business Plan Contest.
Professors Present at Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology
Dr. Archish Maharaja and Dr. Gita Maharaja presented their work at a regional conference in State College, PA.
Accelerated Business program a perfect fit for juggling work, college
Marcy Byrne knew what she wanted — a business degree that would further her knowledge and her career without taking years to attain. She found it in Point Park’s Accelerated Business program.
SAEM students help promote, produce historic Marley concert
Ed Traversari, professional in residence for the sport, arts and entertainment management program, called on Point Park students to help promote and produce a benefit concert in tribute to the late reggae musician Bob Marley.
Ethics Leadership Education
The School of Business partners with the H.J. Heinz Co. to advance ethical leadership studies.
International student earns M.B.A., advances career at home
Point Park’s School of Business gave international student Alphonse Tounkara the chance to succeed beyond his expectations – and in a global way.
Dr. Michele L. Langbein presents paper at World Conference
Michele L. Langbein, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Undergraduate Accelerated Business Program presented the paper, "Podcasting Advantages & Disadvantages in Education."
High school students get crash course in SAEM program
Summer workshop introduces students to careers in the sport, arts and entertainment management fields.
Alumni Profile: Scott Shaw
Alumnus Scott Shaw earned his M.B.A. degree from Point Park and now works with casino companies in Las Vegas.
Fundraiser planned, produced by SAEM students raises $14,000
'Glitzburgh' benefits Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Accounting grad shares experience of passing CPA exam
Candace Niblock began preparing for rigorous exam while still a student.
Point Park team introduces tech startup via business contest
Point Park hosts 2010 Business Idea Challenge.
Accelerated business program fits busy professional's schedule
Student juggles career, college, family to earn degree
SAEM students gain experience working on Pittsburgh events
Students in the Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management senior seminar are gaining hands-on experience that can be put to use in whatever professional roles they pursue.
SAEM students get inside scoop on making movies
Film industry pros share insights on business aspects of creating a motion picture.
Prof. Skertich leads medical team in Haiti following earthquake
Assistant professor uses expertise in public safety, emergency management to run temporary hospital
SAEM student helps rescue Haitian orphans after earthquake
SAEM student Herbie Pallotta discusses his trip to Haiti.
Business plan contest gives students real-world challenge
Winning team proposes french fry stands on campus.
Isaac brings blend of academics, corporate finance
New dean's vision for School of Business focuses on students.
MBA alum Nicholas Gigante helps Pittsburgh rediscover the arts
Graduate plays key role at Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Alumni Profile: Douglas Anderson, health care reform advocate
Grad starts firm to help cities prepare for disasters.