Penn State University

Smeal College of Business

World Rankings

  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2019) 80
  • The Economist Which MBA? Ranking (2018) 70

Full-Time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme features

  • The MBA programme at Smeal aims to set students up for future careers with top corporate firms.
  • The programme is module based with two week-long immersion experiences in each year. 
  • Students are provided with essential business skills and knowledge in the first year, setting them up for summer internships.
  • The flexibility of the programme allows for the opportunity to specialise in the second year and relate studies to individual career aspirations. 

Course offered

  • Formal concentrations offered in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Strategic Leadership.


  • 21 months.

Number of places

  • 75–110. 

Fees and funding 2014–15

  • PA residents - $23,080 per academic year (£15,592).
  • Non-residents - $36,962 per academic year (£24,970).
  • Scholarships are available based on academic excellence, leadership potential, and diversity.

Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB

Programme Features

  • The Executive MBA (EMBA) programme is aimed at experienced students in full-time careers. 
  • The first year covers three key areas: Principled Leadership, Strategic Analysis, and Financial Management. The second year develops executive management skills to assist with career progression.
  • The EMBA is run on alternate weekends over 21 months. 


  • 21 months.

Number of Places

  •  ––

Fees and funding August 2014

  • $93,000 (£62,820)
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.

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Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, 220 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA