About the Program

Overview of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

Why Smeal?

The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal MBA Program is a two-year, residential program located in one of the top-rated college towns in the United States: State College, Pennsylvania.

Globally ranked No. 11 in overall faculty quality by The Economist in 2022, the program consists of a small, community-based cohort of only 60 students per year. This intimate academic environment not only provides personalized attention from faculty and program staff, but also experiential project and team-based learning opportunities, and a week-long global immersion experience.

Leadership communications, business ethics, and negotiations are hallmarks of the program, as well as the ability to customize your MBA experience with concentrations in finance, marketing, supply chain, and management consulting, and nearly 20 options in areas such as sustainability, investment, entrepreneurship, international affairs, and healthcare.

Post-graduation, our students become part of the largest and most active alumni network in the world, boasting more than 740K current members.

Explore this site to learn more about the education, experience, and connections that will prepare you for future success.