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Penn State Smeal MBA Rankings

The Penn State Smeal MBA ranks among the top 20 public MBA programs in the nation according to various news outlets including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, and US News & World Report. Smeal faculty also rank among the top 25 in the world for academic excellence.

On average, Penn State Smeal graduates earn back more than half of what they spend on business school within a year of graduation.
- Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek

Overall: 43
Public Institutions: 18

The Economist

Globally: 62
U.S. Schools: 37
U.S. Public Institutions: 17

Financial Times

Globally: 86
U.S. Schools: 43
U.S. Public Institutions: 20


Overall: 28
Public Institutions: 12

Poets & Quants

U.S. Schools: 32
U.S. Public Institutions: 13

U.S. News & World Report

Overall: 41
Public Institutions: 19

  • Production/Operations: 17
  • Supply Chain Management: 3