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Smeal College of Business

The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University offers highly ranked undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive education opportunities to more than 5,500 students at all levels. Smeal is among the ten largest business schools in the United States, and is accredited in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 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 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 enjoyed a lengthy career on Wall Street.

Education Portfolio

  • tab_undergrad.jpgThe Smeal College of Business is at the heart of business education and research at Penn State. With academic programs that span the business spectrum, we offer highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education opportunities to more than 6,000 students.

Undergraduate Education


  • MBA Students

    The Penn State Smeal MBA equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive as a principled leader and prepares you for success across the arc of your career. Through summer internships with top companies and concentration opportunities in areas such as finance, marketing, and supply chain management, students can personalize their experience to align with their career aspirations.

Executive MBA

  • Executive MBA Students

    The Philadelphia-based Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program drives career growth and prepares emerging leaders to confront complex business challenges now and in the future. Our 21-month program focuses on personalized leadership development, starting with business basics in year one and developing a combination of skills across the fundamentals of business in year two.

Master of Accounting

Master of Supply Chain Management


  • Ph.D. Student

    The Smeal Ph.D. Program is driven by academic excellence and defined by collaboration. We maintain a deliberately small Ph.D. community—ensuring close connections among doctoral candidates and their faculty mentors. Specialize in one of six primary fields: accounting, finance, management and organization, marketing, real estate, and supply chain and information systems.

Penn State Executive Programs