Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

SHAPING THE FUTURE
of Business

  • Extraordinary Education
  • Research with Impact
  • Culture of Distinction

YOUR CAREER IS OUR FOCUS

The portfolio of degree and non-degree programs from the internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business arms students at all levels with the critical knowledge, capabilities, and perspective that the marketplace demands. We offer extraordinary educational experiences.

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1300+

Undergraduate internship and co-op opportunities annually posted by top companies

90.9%

Percentage of 2015 MBA graduates with a job offer by three months after graduation

300+

Career fairs and corporate recruiting events for business students each year

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Showcasing the people who make the Penn State
Smeal College of Business community unique.

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TOP 20

for Faculty Research Productivity

UTD Business School Research Rankings 2011-2015

Penn State Smeal faculty rank among the best in the world for research output in leading business journals.

Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management
and an internationally recognized scholar in executive
leadership and top management teams

WHERE INTEGRITY MATTERS

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

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"Ask yourself: What outcome is worth compromising your credibility and the trust people place in you? Approach difficult decisions with humility, bring your best self to every situation, and strive always to do the right thing."

Ezra Nanes, 2012 Penn State Smeal MBA Graduate
Senior Director of Digital Media Product, AccuWeather

PART OF A GLOBAL
ALUMNI NETWORK

Smeal graduates are making a difference in business throughout the world and are part of the largest dues-paying Alumni Association in the country.

640K+

Penn State Graduates Worldwide

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MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

"When tied to strategy and competitive positioning, sustainability can be a powerful source of innovation, revenue-generation, and long-term value creation."

Erik Foley

Spearheading Smeal's commitment to sustainability in education, research, and practice

Smeal undergraduate chapter of Net Impact crowned national champion for 2014-15.

EMBRACING IDEAS AND STRENGTHENING CONNECTIONS

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

A GLOBALLY FOCUSED
BUSINESS SCHOOL

A culturally diverse student population and opportunities to explore international business through coursework, study abroad, and internships enrich the Smeal academic experience.

60+

Countries represented by undergraduate and graduate students

25%

Smeal undergraduate students who study abroad

KNOWLEDGE TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS

Our centers and institutes connect researchers, senior executives from sponsoring organizations, and faculty from other institutions to share knowledge and address critical business challenges.