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Vision, Mission, and Values

Backed by the power of the Penn State network, the Smeal MBA Program differentiates itself from competitors through its vast resources and centers of excellence, many passionate alumni, a close-knit and character-driven community, and a commitment to a strong “roll up your sleeves” results orientation.


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program aims to be recognized as one of the very best business schools in the world by continuously enhancing its reputation and brand through rankings, as well as the ability to meet shifting MBA market delivery models and curriculum.


The Penn State Smeal MBA Program develops great leaders who are knowledgeable in their field, act with integrity, have an ethic of teamwork, and are enthusiastic members of the Penn State community. We create a diverse learning community and leverage the resources of Penn State to provide a highly personalized learning experience.

In the News: According to rankings published in 2013 by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Penn State Smeal MBA Program ranks 15th in the nation for ethics.


Integrity is a fundamental part of the culture at Smeal. Within the MBA Program, we place value in honesty, humility, and hard work. As a tight-knit learning community, we collaborate in a way that respects each person's unique contributions, always acting with trust and mutual respect. As leaders focused on learning and individual growth, we encourage intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, a commitment to excellence, offering a curriculum that is relevant, innovative, practical, and demanding.