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Concentration Opportunities

Adapt your Penn State Smeal MBA experience to suit your aspirations. After focusing primarily on business fundamentals throughout your first year, take advantage of enhanced flexibility in the second via our concentration opportunities. Choose one or more concentrations based on your interests.


Financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, and capital markets.


Providing core business knowledge with courses offered in health care administration for those wishing to work in healthcare systems, hospitals, physician medical practices, rehab centers or home health providers.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Identifying, initiating, and growing new opportunities within an existing organization or as a new business.


Product development and market expansion with specialization tracks in consumer or business-to-business marketing.

Strategic Leadership

Organizational assessment and design, strategy development and implementation, and development of organizational leadership capabilities.

Supply Chain Management

Sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners.

Sustainability and Social Innovation

Change agent skills in established organizations and development of new, sustainable business models.