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.
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 at PNC.
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 Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management Grad
Meghan McCabe graduated from Point Park's sport, 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 alum 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.
MBA alum creates nonprofit “Beverly’s Birthdays”
Point Park MBA alumna Meg 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. Alum the Only Female Director in the NHL
Jennifer Bullano, director of communications for the Pittsburgh Penguins, graduated with an M.B.A. degree specializing in sport, 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.
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.