Preparing you to take the next step as part of a dynamic EMBA experience in suburban Philadelphia.


Although the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program is based in Philadelphia, that doesn't mean our students come only from southeast Pennsylvania. Each year students north to Connecticut, south to Virginia, and west to Pittsburgh enroll in the program. In the past, students have even commuted from the Midwest and from as far south as the Carolinas.

The ACE Conference Center at Lafayette Hill

The Smeal EMBA is based at the ACE Conference Center. Just 10 miles northwest of Center City, the ACE is located only 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and a few minutes from commuter rail service. The center includes dedicated Smeal class and team breakout rooms, a fully equipped business center, spacious overnight accommodations, award-winning cuisine, and ample exercise facilities. It's the ideal space to focus on your personal development.

University Park Residence

The first and third segments of the program include a six-day residence at Penn State's University Park campus. During this week-long immersion, you will stay at the historic Nittany Lion Inn and take part in sessions located in the Business Building, home to the Smeal College of Business. Dedicated in 2005, the building offers modern architecture and state-of-the-art learning technology that connects thousands of Smeal students, faculty, and staff.