Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

Penn State Smeal MBA

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power your future.

YOUR CAREER IS OUR FOCUS

Connect with top companies as part of the Penn State Smeal MBA. Develop the knowledge and skills to land and thrive in that perfect post-MBA job. Prepare for success across the arc of your career.

Smeal graduate Annie Guzek is thriving at Pfizer.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Individualized career support and recruiter connections

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Boost Your Earning Potential

$100K

Class of 2014 Median Starting Salary

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Program personalization and signature experiences

IN FOCUS:

Sharpen Your Global Mindset

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Recent Global Immersion Destinations

OUR COMMUNITY

A tight-knit network of students, faculty, and alumni

IN FOCUS:

Open Doors Wherever You Go

640K+

Penn State Graduates Worldwide

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No. 2

for ROI

Bloomberg Businessweek

Smeal MBAs, on average, earn back more than half of their investment in just one year.

"We depend on Penn State Smeal as a source of MBAs with technical capabilities and global aspirations; leaders with the skills to bridge cultural gaps and position us for success in new markets around the world."

James R. Steiner
Corning, Inc.

TOP FIRMS RECRUIT HERE

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A diverse array of organizations annually turn to the Penn State Smeal MBA Program for talent.

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89%+

Percentage of 2014 graduates with a job offer by 3 months after graduation

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AN MBA TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS

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Designed and modified with the input of corporate recruiters and alumni advisors in top organizations, the Penn State Smeal MBA approach prepares you for the journey ahead.

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PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP

Develop and communicate a sound strategic vision

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FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE

Build fundamental business skills and depth

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INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE

Span business silos to innovate and collaborate

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GLOBAL MINDSET

Address challenges of international business

IN FOCUS: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

Recruiters rate communication and interpersonal abilities among the most critical MBA skills. The Penn State Smeal MBA devotes a full year to leadership communications development. Emerge with the skills to present your business ideas in ways that resonate.

No.1

for Supply Chain

Gartner, Inc.

Choose one or more concentrations of study, like Supply Chain Management, to personalize your MBA experience.

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IN FOCUS: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

ADDRESSING REAL
BUSINESS CHALLENGES

During the Applied Professional Experience in the final semester of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program, student teams work together to address business challenges provided by client firms. APEX is a platform to apply the skills acquired throughout the MBA experience.

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"The Smeal MBA Program has created not only a collaborative environment, but also a tight-knit community. MBA candidates come from all walks of life with their own beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, but share a common goal of preparing themselves for their careers."

Meredith Monroe
Class of 2016

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