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

Undergraduate Education

Bloomberg Businessweek

Overall: 19
Public Institutions: 8
Among recruiters: 8

U.S. News and World Report

Overall: 21
Public Institutions: 11

Accounting: 21
Management: 14
Marketing: 14
Production/Operations Management: 14
Supply Chain Management/Logistics: 5

The Wall Street Journal

Overall (University-Wide): 1
Management Information Systems: 2
Accounting: 5
Finance: 6
Business: 11

MBA Program

Bloomberg Businessweek

Overall: 37
Public Institutions: 15

The Economist

Globally: 62
U.S. Schools: 37
U.S. Public Institutions: 17

Financial Times

Globally: 86
U.S. Schools: 43
U.S. Public Institutions: 20


Overall: 28
Public Institutions: 12


U.S. Schools: 32
U.S. Public Institutions: 13

U.S. News & World Report

Overall: 41
Public Institutions: 19
Production/Operations: 17
Supply Chain Management: 3

Executive MBA Program

Bloomberg Businessweek

Top 63 Globally


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

Undergraduate: 1
Graduate: 1

SCM World's Chief Supply Chain Officer Report (2014) Ranking of U.S. Supply Chain Education Providers

Overall: 3

American Marketing Association's DocSIG Marketing Research Productivity Rankings

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

Overall: 5

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

Editorial Board Representation: 2

University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2009-2013)

Overall: 19
U.S. Public Institutions: 8