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Penn State Smeal MBA Concentration Opportunities

Adapt your Penn State Smeal MBA experience to suit your aspirations. After focusing primarily on business fundamentals throughout your first year, take advantage of enhanced flexibility in the second via our concentration opportunities.

*Concentrations below as of Fall 2017.

Primary Concentrations


Builds expertise in organizational assessment and design, solution development and implementation, and prepares for functional consulting careers.


Builds expertise in financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, and capital markets and prepares for a career in corporate finance.


Builds expertise in product development and market expansion with specialization tracks in consumer or business-to-business marketing.

Supply Chain Management

Builds expertise in sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners. 

Secondary Concentrations


Provides core business knowledge with courses offered in health care administration for those wishing to work in healthcare systems, hospitals, physician medical practices, rehab centers, or home health providers.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Builds expertise in identifying, initiating, and growing new opportunities within an existing organization or as a new business.

Sustainability and Social Innovation

Builds expertise to act as a change agent in established organizations or in developing new, sustainable business models.