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Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration

University Park, PA
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Smeal College of Business Students Say...

Students entering Penn State’s Smeal MBA program should “Expect to be challenged!” Here, conversations are “intellectually stimulating” and people are “not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work.” Students have high opinions of themselves and their classmates. As one student attests,... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

220 Business Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

Phone: 814-863-0474

Fax: 814-863-8072

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Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: semester--7-week modules
Degrees Offered: MBA 21 months PhD 4 years EMBA 2 years MAcc 1 year MPS Supply Chain Management 2 years
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: JD/MBA 4 years BS/MBA 5-6 years MD/MBA 5 years
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: The Penn State Smeal MBA Program has a required Global Immersion Program during the spring semester of the first year. This year's trips took students to Shanghai, China, Lima, Peru and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Online Course Catalog: http://smeal.psu.edu/mba
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Faculty

Total Faculty
106
Academic specialties of facultyURL
Center for Supply Chain Researchwww.smeal.psu.edu/cscr/
Institute for the Study of Business Marketsisbm.smeal.psu.edu/
Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurshipwww.smeal.psu.edu/fcfe/
Center for Global Business Studieswww.smeal.psu.edu/cgbs
Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Changewww.smeal.psu.edu/cmtoc/
Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiationwww.smeal.psu.edu/crcn
Center for Sports Business and Researchwww.smeal.psu.edu/csbr
Risk Management Research Centerwww.smeal.psu.edu/rmrc
Center for the Study of Financial Markets/www.smeal.psu.edu/csfm
Sustainability
Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: Sustainable Business Strategies provides a unique view of business issues that relate to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The course will provide students with an understanding of how the environmental and sustainability issues are impacting business strategies and, ultimately, profits. The course also examines the external forces--such as environmental groups, policy-makers, and 'green' consumers--that impact business management. Social Entrepreneurship provides a unique view of business issues that relate to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The course will provide students with an understanding of how the environmental and sustatinability issues are impacting business strategies and ultimately profits. Also examines the external forces, such as environmental groups, policy-makers, and "green" consumers, that impact business management.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: www.smeal.psu.edu/sustainability-council/research
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Sustainability Council (Members include Research Directors and key Faculty)
2: Curriculum platform in sustainability across multiple levels (undergraduate and graduate)
3: Membership and activity in Net Impact (Gold Status Chapter)
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:Penn State University support services for all international students. http://www.international.psu.edu/
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:National Association of Women MBAs http://mbastudents.smeal.psu.edu/student-organizations/wmba
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:Minority MBA Association http://mbastudents.smeal.psu.edu/student-organizations/minority-mba-association
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Penn State University has support services for all GLBT students. http://www.sa.psu.edu/lgbt/resources.cfm
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:No
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Degrees / Programs

  • Academic Experience Rating:
    97
  • Part Time Program:
    No
  • Evening Program:
    No
  • Executive MBA:
    Yes
  • Online MBA:
    No

Faculty

  • Total Faculty:
    106
  • Full-Time Faculty:
    100%
  • Part-Time Faculty:
    0%
  • Female Faculty:
    21%
  • Minority Faculty:
    30%

Academic Services Offered

  • Academic Prep Programs:
    Yes
  • Peer Tutoring:
    No
  • Minority Support Groups:
    Yes
  • Women Support Groups:
    Yes
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