Penn State Smeal MBA Visits & Events

Overview of ways to connect with the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

One of the best ways to learn about all that the Penn State Smeal MBA Program has to offer is to meet virtually with current students, faculty, alumni, and admissions staff. Throughout the year, Smeal offers many opportunities to connect with our community.

Book a Virtual Meeting Today

Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions and assist you in your graduate education journey. You can schedule a 30-minute, one-on-one virtual meeting with a Penn State Smeal admissions team member. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. Book your online appointment today!

Smeal MBA Preview Days

Candidates and prospective students are invited to join us on campus to observe a class, learn more about the Smeal experience, and meet one-on-one with a member of our admissions team. For those who have completed their application, we encourage you to schedule your interview during your visit. Attendees will also hear from Student and Career Services, explore the MBA curriculum, and have the opportunity to interact with the entire MBA community including current students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to learn more about these events, please email  or call us at 814-863-0474.

Individual Visits

If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled MBA Preview Day events, we can arrange an individual visit to the campus. We strongly suggest scheduling your visit on Monday through Thursday during the school year so you can observe an MBA class session and have time for lunch or coffee with one of our current students. Contact our office at  or call us at 814-863-0474 to schedule your visit.

Please note that due to rising cases and ongoing challenges caused by the Delta COVID variant, we have decided to move all in-person Fall events to a virtual footing. If you would like to schedule an individual visit to campus, however, we are happy to accommodate your request! Please be aware that University regulations currently require all visitors to be masked while indoors at all Penn State buildings and classrooms.

2021-22 MBA Preview Day Schedule
Event Date Time (ET) Format Location
Sept. 13, 2021 9-11 a.m. Virtual   Zoom
Oct. 22, 2021 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom
Nov. 12, 2021 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom
Jan. 21, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom
Feb. 18, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom
March 25, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom
April 15, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual  Zoom

Webinar Events Calendar

Throughout the year, members of the admissions team will host online webinars where we will discuss topics related to the admissions process, the classroom experience, the Smeal MBA curriculum, living at Penn State, and more! All Webinars will also include open Q&A time for you to ask anything on your mind, and attendees will receive an application fee waiver for attending! See below for a complete list of currently scheduled webinars, or check out the archive of webcast recordings available in our video library.

Touch MBA Podcast - The Smeal MBA Program - "Best of Both Worlds"

Event Location Date and Time
Webinar - Application Tips Online Watch Recording
Webinar - MBA Program Overview Online Watch Recording
Webinar - Financial Aid & Scholarships Online Watch Recording
Webinar - MBA Career Outcomes Online Watch Recording
Webinar - Life as a Smeal Graduate Student Online Watch Recording
Webinar - Career Support at Smeal Online Watch Recording
Webinar - Life in Happy Valley Online Watch Recording

Check out our webcast archive for helpful information year round.

Other Ways to Engage

Smeal MBA Ambassadors

We would be happy to connect you with our MBA Ambassadors virtually. Email smealmba@psu.edu to connect with a current student to chat over zoom or over email to get a first-hand perspective on what it's like to be a Smeal MBA student!