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 2021

Category Rank
Overall (Smeal) 23
Public Institutions (Penn State) 23
Accounting 21
Finance 31
Insurance (Risk Management) 11
Management 12
Management Information Systems 17*
Marketing 17
Production/Operations Management 12
Supply Chain Management/Logistics 4

*September 2020 ranking

Residential MBA

Bloomberg Businessweek - September 2021

Category Rank
Overall 46
U.S. Public Institutions 21

The Economist - January 2021

Category Rank
Globally 28
U.S. Schools 18
Faculty Quality (Globally) 4
Increase in Salary (Globally) 4
U.S. Public Institutions 12

Financial Times - February 2022

Category Rank
Globally 60
U.S. Schools 34

Forbes - September 2019

Category Rank
Overall 34
Public Institutions 12 

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 2020

Category Rank
 Undergraduate 3
Graduate 1

2020 American Marketing Association's DocSIG Marketing Research Productivity Rankings

Category Rank
In Premiere AMA Journals 7
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 of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity

Category Rank
5-Year-Total from 2016-2020 among U.S. Business Schools 20

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

Category Amount
Editorial Board Representation 2

University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2016-2020) - March 2021

Publication in the 24 leading journals in major business disciplines.

Category Rank
Worldwide 27

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