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Strategic Plan

Smeal Strategic Plan 2008-2013

The Smeal College of Business 2008-2013 strategic plan maps a five-year journey toward becoming one of the top business schools in the nation. This vision demands renewed commitment to providing extraordinary education, creating research with impact, building a dialogue with society, and fostering a community with distinction.

During the college's strategic-planning process, several common themes emerged.


Foster a more student-centric learning environment.

International Business

Build a community that is perceived internally and externally as distinguished in the area of international business.

Towering Scholarship

Support a community of top researchers that has a passion for learning and a sense of pride in the college’s quest to provide an extraordinary education.


Aspire to the highest ethical standards and hold the members of our community accountable to them.


Pioneer opportunities for tomorrow’s business leaders as part of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students.