General information about the immersions that are part of the Penn State Smeal MBA program.

The Smeal MBA program provides week-long immersive experiences that provide hands-on, real-world learning opportunities.

Concentration Intensive

The Concentration Intensive takes place immediately following orientation during the first full week of classes. Each day focuses on one of the concentrations, providing an overview and content highlights of each area of study. This faculty-led seminar kick-starts concentration selection and the career search, and it will help you prepare for fast-approaching career fairs.

Global Immersion

To help develop the global perspective critical to today's leaders, the Global Immersion trip will enhance your ability to communicate cross-culturally, adapt to evolving business environments, and manage all of the risks and benefits of operating on a global scale. During the spring term of your second year in the Smeal MBA program, you will visit a pivotal global business region in order to develop a critical awareness of international business practices and diverse cultures.

Negotiation Intensive

The required Negotiation Intensive takes place during the first week of your second year in the Smeal MBA program, and it focuses on a systematic approach to negotiating that allows you to discover, practice, and critique negotiation tactics.