Penn State University: Smeal College of Business

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The Penn State Smeal College of Business is a vibrant intellectual community offering highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education opportunities to more than 6,000 students from across the country and around the world. Since our introduction in 1953, we have prepared more than 85,000 students for professional success, annually adding to Penn State's vast alumni network. We are a destination of choice for top global organizations seeking talent that will make a positive difference. Through our leading faculty and network of research centers and institutes, we are a source of knowledge that influences the business practices of tomorrow. We are forging connections, creating opportunities, and producing results.


The school offers 7 programs or areas of study -

Residential MBA  Spans two academic years on the Penn State University Park campus. The program is internationally ranked and taught by top faculty. It also features personalized career development services to help you compete for internships and full-time roles with top organizations. The curriculum includes an international immersion experience and our signature leadership communications program.

Executive MBA A 17-month program run on alternating weekends in metropolitan Philadelphia. Featuring the same faculty who teach in the residential MBA program, the EMBA will place you in an interactive environment alongside other high-caliber peers. The EMBA also features an extensive curriculum tailored with content that can be immediately applicable to your current role and a leadership development program that provides you with a personal executive coach.

Online MBA Led by Smeal and in partnership with business programs across Penn State’s commonwealth campuses, designed to deliver course content in an integrated fashion. The curriculum is interactive, engaging, and flexible. Enrollment intakes occur at several points throughout the year.

Master in Business Analytics Delivers advanced analytics knowledge for students who want to quickly rise in their organization. In just one year, master the skills needed to transform raw data into evidence based decisions in today’s fast-paced business environment.The program will begin in fall 2020 and spans two academic semesters followed by two courses in the summer. The curriculum will go beyond predictive analytics and cover the full hierarchy of the analytics maturity model: descriptive (what has happened), predictive (what will happen in the future), and prescriptive (what should happen in the future), giving students the ability to solve today's real-world corporate problems. 

Master of Accounting Allows you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of the accounting profession in just one year. Design for high-potential baccalaureate degree holders, the program helps you meet the credit-hour requirement toward CAP licensure. Established connections with top employers, including the Big Four accounting firms, and a required internship prepare you for expanded career opportunities.

Master's in Corporate Finance A STEM-designated degree that prepares students with little to no business background to develop critical thinking skills in areas such as corporate strategy, valuation, market analysis, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, and more to be successful in the world of corporate finance.

Master of Management and Organizational Leadership Designed for recently graduated baccalaureate students from non-business disciplines such as engineering and science. Adapted from the first year of our residential MBA, the program features a capstone leadership immersion experience, coursework in communications, and essential business skills to compete for accelerated management and leadership roles within top organizations.

Master of Science in Real Estate Analysis & Development Designed for graduates with strong quantitative skills, a STEM-designated degree that provides the analytical tools and techniques unique to the real estate industry that will help you succeed in careers such as commercial real estate analysis, real estate portfolio management, real estate research, commercial lending, and more.

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