Smeal College of Business, Penn State

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

About Smeal

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 75,000 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.

Penn State Values

At Penn State, a set of core values guides the conduct and everyday actions of community members. These values include:

  • Integrity: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
  • Respect: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Responsibility: We act responsibly, and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.
  • Discovery: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.
  • Community: We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.

Smeal Strategic Priorities

As an extension of the core values of the University, Smeal is committed to a set of strategic priorities that we strive to uphold in all that we do as a college. They include:

  • Extraordinary Education: Through a portfolio of degree and non-degree programs, Smeal is committed to arming students with the critical knowledge, capabilities, and perspective that the marketplace demands.
  • Research with Impact: Smeal faculty members are prolific researchers and rank among the best in the world. The college's network of centers and institutes promote knowledge sharing and address business challenges.
  • Integrity: Smeal is committed to an Honor Code and aspires to cultivate ethical leadership by challenging members of the community to strive for greatness through fair and ethical means.
  • Diversity Enhancement: Strategically focused on embracing unique ideas and strengthening connections, Smeal is continuously building a culture that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes diversity.
  • Sustainability: Smeal has been the leader among academic units at Penn State in developing its approach to sustainability, from operations to education and research.
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Penn State Smeal MBA - Consulting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal consulting concentration builds expertise in organization assessment and design, strategy development and implementation, development of organizational leadership capabilities, and project and client engagement management. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Consulting

The Penn State Smeal consulting concentration builds expertise in organization assessment and design, strategy development and implementation, development of organizational leadership capabilities, and project and client engagement management.

Consulting Course Highlights Consulting Concentration Intro: Introduction to consulting processes, diagnosis and design, and client engagement management. Strategy Implementation and Organizational Change: Assess gaps between the current organization and the need to implement new strategies or execute change; identify processes for closing the gap. Complex Negotiations: Develop concepts and strategies for analyzing and conducting multiparty negotiations. Growth and Innovation Strategy: Identify opportunities for growth and profitability through technological and organizational innovations and market independently or with strategic partners. Consulting Faculty Highlights ... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal finance concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, including banks and other institutions, and financial management of corporations and other businesses. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Finance

The Penn State Smeal finance concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in financial analysis and planning, management of financial assets, including banks and other institutions, and financial management of corporations and other businesses.

Finance Course Highlights Financial Engineering and Corporate Strategy: Study and application of derivative strategies, financial innovation, and modern financial techniques to re-engineer risk exposure and enhance strategic opportunities. Modern Portfolio Management—Theory and Practice: Theoretical foundations and tools needed for structuring, managing, and monitoring the performance of an investment portfolio. Global Finance: Analyze international business finance problems, impact of evolving international payment systems on business, financial management in modern multi-national enterprise. Finance Faculty Highlights ... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal marketing concentration features a set of courses designed to enhance your knowledge of consumer behavior, brand development and equity, frameworks for strategic management and communications, as well as technologies that enhance marketing functions and processes. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Marketing

The Penn State Smeal marketing concentration features a set of courses designed to enhance your knowledge of consumer behavior, brand development and equity, frameworks for strategic management and communications, as well as technologies that enhance marketing functions and processes.

Marketing Course Highlights New Product Development and Management: Identify business opportunity, understand potential customer needs, and develop a new product from concept to virtual prototype. Consumer Behavior: Gain knowledge on theories and concepts from psychology, sociology, economics, and other disciplines that are useful in understanding and marketing to consumers. Brand Management: Examine and understand the process of building, designing, measuring, and maintaining brand equity. Marketing Faculty Highlights ... [-]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA University Park

The Penn State Smeal supply chain management concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in areas such as sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners. [+]

Penn State Smeal MBA - Supply Chain Management

The Penn State Smeal supply chain management concentration features a set of courses designed to build expertise in areas such as sourcing, procurement, conversion and logistics management, and collaboration with channel partners.

Supply Chain Management Course Highlights Strategic Procurement: Explores leveraging the contributions of a supply strategy, e-procurement, supply segmentation, collaboration and relationship management, and global procurement for developing and executing sourcing strategies. The course places special emphasis on strategic planning and use of information technology. Manufacturing Strategy: Focuses on understanding the connections between manufacturing, inventory, and location decisions on customer-focused, multi-stage supply chains. Explores how strategic choices such as information technology, facility location, and mass customization relate to planning decisions such as forecasting and aggregate planning to support synchronized supply chains. Demand Fulfillment: Develops an understanding of the strategic framework, the managerial issues, and the best practices related to the planning and execution of the demand-fulfillment process. Special attention is given to the e-enabled capabilities, relationships, and levers needed for responsive, flexible, and efficient demand fulfillment. Supply Chain Management Faculty Highlights ... [-]

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University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802 US