Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

PENN STATE SMEAL MBA

Build the capabilities and connections to
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 2015 Median
Starting Salary

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Program personalization and signature experiences

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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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A top MBA

for ROI

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

"We regularly hear from MBAs that they love the degree of ownership and the freedom to think big that comes with working at Amazon, from day one. And we've found that Smeal MBAs are a terrific fit at Amazon — they're analytical thinkers, have a sense of ownership, and love pioneering new products and services on behalf of customers."

Brian Olsavsky
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Amazon.com

TOP FIRMS RECRUIT HERE

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

90.9%

Percentage of 2015 graduates with a job offer by 3 months after graduation

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AN MBA TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS

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 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.

"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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