Penn State & Smeal
The Pennsylvania State University has experienced extraordinary growth in size and stature during its more than 150-year history. Today, more than 40,000 students are enrolled at the University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania.
Internationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs bolster the University’s reputation for excellence across countless disciplines. Penn State features a network of campuses across the state, leading law and medical schools, diverse online degree programs, difference-making industry- and government-sponsored research initiatives, and the largest alumni organization in the nation.
The Smeal College of Business
For more than 50 years, the Smeal College has driven business-focused education and research at the University. Smeal offers highly ranked undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive education opportunities to more than 6,000 students at all levels.
Featuring academic departments of accounting, finance, insurance and real estate, management and organization, marketing, and supply chain and information systems, the college is also home to major research centers in cutting-edge business areas such as supply chain management, business-to-business marketing, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, and other disciplines.
Since its inception in 1953, more than 65,000 students have graduated from the college, which in 1990 was named the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business. Frank Smeal was a 1942 graduate of Penn State who spent his career at Guaranty Trust Company and Goldman Sachs & Co., where he became partner and member of the company's senior management committee, as well as managing director of the fixed-income department.