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Penn State Smeal MBA Joint Degree Options

Penn State offers several joint-degree opportunities in conjunction with the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

JD/MBA Program

How to apply: Students apply to one of Penn State's law schools and the Penn State Smeal MBA Program separately and must meet each program's admissions requirements. Students already enrolled in a Penn State JD program may apply to Smeal to enroll in the JD/MBA during their first or second year of law school.

IN FOCUS
Andrew Fillmore
, Class of 2016
Fillmore is a 2009 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with concentrations in management and marketing. He plans to use both the JD and the MBA to pursue a career in corporate law where he hopes to one day serve as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation. Learn about other students enrolled in the Penn State JD/MBA Program.

MD/MBA Program

This is a five-year program in which students spend the first three years on coursework within the College of Medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Students begin Smeal MBA coursework at University Park in year four, before concluding with a combination of MD and MBA coursework at Smeal and clinical rotations in year five.

How to apply: Students apply to Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Smeal MBA Program separately and must meet each program’s admissions requirements. Students already enrolled in the MD program may apply to Smeal to enroll in the MD/MBA during their first three years of study.

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Christopher Kalmar, Class of 2016
Kalmar graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with High Distinction in Neuroscience. He hopes his MD/MBA degree will help him to harness the collaborative potential of his future surgical team and medical institution, as well as capitalize on financial prospects to further advance surgical innovation and patient care. Learn about other students enrolled in the Penn State MD/MBA Program.

Science BS/MBA

Students earn an undergraduate degree from the Penn State Eberly College of Science and then pair it with a Smeal MBA. Science BS/MBA students have the option of completing both degrees in either five or six years, depending on how they tailor their course of study and co-op experiences.

How to apply: Students apply to the Eberly BS degree program during their last year of high school and then to the Penn State Smeal MBA Program during their final year of the undergraduate portion of the science program.

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Danielle Schleig, Class of 2016
Schleig is pursuing the BS/MBA Program at Penn State in order to explore her passions for both science and business. She believes the technical and business skills she acquires through the program will allow her to be competitive in the job market and combine her interests perfectly to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn about other students enrolled in the Penn State BS/MBA Program.