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Penn State Smeal MBA Second Year

Fall: Week 1 - Negotiation Intensive

Discover, practice, and critique negotiation tactics with applicability in and out of business.

Fall: Module 5

Elective courses such as:

Business-to-Business Marketing
Strategic Financial Management
Starting and Growing a Business
Strategy Implementation and Change
Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Consulting Project

Fall: Module 6

Elective courses such as:

Financial Engineering and Corporate Strategy
New Product Development
Power and Influence
Strategic Procurement
Applied Professional Experience (APEX) Consulting Project

Spring: Module 7

Global Perspectives

Elective courses such as:

Business, Government, and International Economics
Financial Modeling
Growth Innovation Strategy
Integrated Marketing Communications
Leadership Immersion Elective

Leadership immersion experiences introduced in 2014 took students to the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Fire Academy and Quantico, Virginia--home of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School--where students stepped out of their comfort zones to experience leadership and teamwork from a different perspective.

Global Immersion

Visit a pivotal global business region. Past students have traveled to destinations such as Chile, China, the Czech Republic, India, and Turkey.

"The Global Immersion trip is a quintessential part of the Penn State Smeal MBA experience. It's crucial for our students to get a sense of how differently businesses operate globally."
- Carrie Marcinkevage, Managing Director, Penn State Smeal MBA

Spring: Module 8

Ethical Leadership

Elective courses such as:

Business Law
Global Finance
Global Strategy and Organization
Supply Chain Modeling


A full list of second-year courses and descriptions is available.