Our Community

An overview of the tight-knit, collaborative Penn State Smeal MBA community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program features a tight-knit community of individuals committed in every possible way to preparing you for success and helping you navigate the demands of an internationally ranked MBA program.

A Global Student Body

The Smeal MBA Program attracts students from across the country and around the world. With an average class size of 60 students, the program is designed to help you forge deep and lasting connections within a community of diverse perspectives, cultural viewpoints, and business experiences.

"I chose Smeal because of its sense of community. I wanted a 'home away from home.' With an eclectic mix of students from all walks of life and various nationalities, and its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, I knew it was an environment I could thrive in and be groomed to be a better version of who I am."
- Dami Bellow, Penn State Smeal MBA Class of 2020


Unparalleled Faculty Access

The Penn State Smeal MBA offers a faculty that ranks among the top 20 in the world for academic excellence. Our professors are award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and authors. Our small class structure ensures you have full access to these leading business minds through your experience.

A Vast Alumni Network Supporting You

Penn State has the largest Alumni Association in the country. In whatever organizations you join as an MBA intern or full-time hire -- in whatever industries -- there will undoubtedly be a network of Penn Staters there as well, ready to lend a hand and open the doors to future opportunity.

An MBA Team Helping You Succeed

The Penn State Smeal MBA staff are always available and willing to assist you with your needs. From career development to employer relations to student services, our team offers the expertise and support to help you make the most of your Smeal MBA experience.