Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

Educational Portfolio

Developing Leaders Who Meet the Needs of Business

The portfolio of degree and non-degree programs from the Penn State Smeal College of Business is designed to arm students with the critical knowledge, capabilities, and perspective that the marketplace demands. We offer extraordinary educational experiences. Highlights include:

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Nittany Lion Fund

Leveraging the cutting-edge resources of the Rogers Family Trading Room, Smeal undergraduates manage a multi-million-dollar investment fund that annually unlocks top Wall Street career opportunities.

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APEX Program

As part of the capstone Applied Professional Experience, MBA student teams address the business challenges of clients ranging from multinational corporations to small, family-owned operations.

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Sapphire Program

Creating the business leaders of tomorrow, the Sapphire Academic Leadership Program provides a unique academic and leadership experience for select undergraduate students in Smeal. Apply online today.

Uncovering Knowledge That Impacts Society

Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members like Donald C. Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management (pictured), are prolific researchers who bring new knowledge to life in the classroom and help to shape business practices. Our faculty ranks among the top 25 business schools in the world for research published in leading business journals.

Research Centers at Smeal

Through our network of centers and institutes like the Center for Supply Chain Research and the Institute for Study of Business Markets, we strengthen connections among researchers at Penn State, Smeal, and beyond to share knowledge and address business challenges.

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Strengthening the Smeal Community

The strategic priorities of integrity, diversity, and sustainability form the foundation on which the Penn State Smeal College of Business is built. In and out of our classrooms, across our departments and programs, and throughout our global network of alumni and partners, we are a business school responsive to the demands of business today.


With the Smeal honor Code at the core, Integrity is a fundamental part of the culture at Smeal and permeates what we do as a leading business school.

Diversity Enhancement

Strategically focused on embracing unique perspectives, Smeal is continuously building a culture that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes diversity.


Smeal is driving to be a leader among business schools in the area of sustainability, with a strategic focus on sustainability in our teaching, research, outreach, and operations.