Media outlets and independent observers regularly rank the Smeal College of Business among the best institutions in the world.

Media outlets and independent observers regularly rank the Smeal College of Business among the best institutions in the world.

Undergraduate Education

U.S. News and World Report - September 2022

Category Rank
Overall (Smeal) 23
Public Institutions (Penn State) 31
Accounting 28
Finance 31
Insurance (Risk Management) 9
Management 14
Management Information Systems 17*
Marketing 27
Production/Operations Management 10
Real Estate 13
Supply Chain Management/Logistics 4

*September 2020 ranking

Residential MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek - September 2022

Category Rank
Overall 44

The Economist - June 2022

Category Rank
Globally 41
U.S. Public Institutions 14
Faculty Quality (Globally) 11
Alumni Salary Increase (Globally) 4
Alumnus Rating of Career Services (Globally) 10

Financial Times - February 2022

Category Rank
Globally 60
U.S. Schools 34

Poets&Quants - December 2021

Category Rank
U.S. Schools 32

U.S. News & World Report - March 2022

Category Rank
Overall 33
Public Institutions 13
Production/Operations 10
Supply Chain Management 4

Penn State Online MBA

U.S. News World and Report - January 2022

Category Rank
Overall 15

Executive MBA in Philadelphia

The Economist - June 2020

Category Rank
Overall (Globally) 36
U.S.-Based Programs 20
U.S. Public Institutions 8


Gartner Inc.'s Ranking of U.S. Supply Chain Education Providers - June 2022

Category Rank
Undergraduate 10
Graduate 3

2021 American Marketing Association's DocSIG Marketing Research Productivity Rankings

Category Rank
In Premiere AMA Journals 10
In Premiere Marketing Journals Overall 15

Society of Actuaries Centers of Actuarial Excellence

Penn State is one of 21 “Centers of Actuarial Excellence” in the world
More Penn State students pass international Actuarial Exams each year than any other school in the nation

Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity

Category Rank
5-Year-Total from 2017-2021 among U.S. Business Schools 23
Public Institutions 15

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

Category Amount
Editorial Board Representation 2

University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2017-2021) - March 2022

Publication in the 24 leading journals in major business disciplines.

Category Rank
Worldwide 25
North America  23

Korea University Business School—KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings (2012-2018) - April 2019

Publication in the top 10 academic journals in each of the following fields: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and Management Science

Category Rank
Worldwide 4
U.S. Public Institutions