Experiential Learning

Information about the experiential learning opportunities available within the Penn State Smeal MBA program.

As a Smeal MBA student, you will expand your classroom learning through unique experiential learning opportunities designed to further develop key business skills and enhance your resume. 


The intensive two-week orientation serves as your formal introduction to the Smeal MBA program, with a heavy focus on practical learning experiences related to career development, team building, and leadership.


Throughout the Smeal MBA program, you will have the opportunity to complete week-long immersions that include a Concentration Intensive, Global Immersion, and Negotiation Intensive.

Case Competitions

Held both on and off campus, case competitions will enable you to practice applying classroom instruction to business cases, while also providing networking opportunities, exposure to industry executives, and, in some cases, prize money.

Professional Services Engagement Practicum

The Professional Services Engagement Practicum enables students to apply their leadership, communication, and functional skills to business challenges provided by client firms.