Rankings

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 2019

Category Rank
Overall 22
Public Institutions 11
Accounting 19
Finance 24
Insurance (Risk Management) 7
Management 23
Management Informations Systems 29
Marketing 16
Production/Operations Management 13
Supply Chain Management/Logistics 2


Residential MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek - November 2019

Category Rank
Overall 33
U.S. Public Institutions 13

The Economist - October 2019

Category Rank
Globally 43
U.S. Schools 33
Faculty Quality (Globally) 3
Increase in Salary (Globally) 4
U.S. Public Institutions 14

Financial Times - January 2020

Category Rank
Globally 59
U.S. Schools 31
U.S. Public Institutions 11

Forbes - September 2019

Category Rank
Overall 34
Public Institutions 12 

Poets&Quants - November 2018

Category Rank
U.S. Schools 32
U.S. Public Institutions 13

U.S. News & World Report - March 2020

Category Rank
Overall 41
Public Institutions 17
Production/Operations 12
Supply Chain Management 5


Penn State Online MBA

U.S. News World and Report - January 2020

Category Rank
Overall 6


Executive MBA in Philadelphia

The Economist - June 2020

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


Faculty/Research/Academics

Gartner Inc.'s Ranking of U.S. Supply Chain Education Providers - June 2020

Category Rank
 Undergraduate 3
Graduate 1

American Marketing Association's DocSIG Marketing Research Productivity Rankings

Category Rank
In Premiere AMA Journals 2
In Premiere Marketing Journals Overall 13

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 and University of Florida Management Research Productivity Rankings

Category Rank
Overall 5

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

Category Amount
Editorial Board Representation 2

University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2013-2017) - April 2019

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

Category Rank
Worldwide 19
U.S. Public Institutions 8

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