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The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Smeal College of Business
210 Business Bldg, University Park, PA 16802
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2017 Business Week Ranking: Full-time MBA: 25thNAN
2017 Forbes Ranking: Full-time, 2-year MBA: 29thNAN
2017 Economist Ranking: Full-time MBA: 66th
2018 Financial Times Ranking: Full-time MBA: 75th


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) holds the AACSB accreditation.

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State College
2-year, full-time program
A program that starts in August of each year and spans two academic years on the Penn State University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania.
SpecializationFinance, Healthcare, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategic Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Social Innovation
Duration2 years
Pennsylvania Residents: $23,080
Out-of-State Residents: $36,962
Plus $882 fee
Application fee$65
Admission requirements
  • English-language exam results if applicable
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Two official transcripts must be submitted from every educational institution attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Video application questions
  • One Essay
  • Professional resume

Executive MBA

Lafayette Hill
Executive MBA program
Duration21 months
Admission requirements
  • Current Resume
  • Two essays (plus one optional
  • Two Recommendations
  • One official transcript from each institution attended


State College, PA; Carlisle, PA
Dual program
A four-year degree program in collaboration with Penn State Law. Participants typically start the first year of study in law followed by a year in the MBA program. Year three is a combined year of study between both programs. Year four concludes the combined program with the final law classes. Law classes may be taken either at Carlisle or University Park.
Duration4 years
Admission requirements
  • Students must apply to and be admitted to each program independently


State College
Dual program
Admission requirements
  • Candidates must apply to and meet admission requirements for both colleges separately

BS in Science/MBA

State College
Undergraduate students from the Penn State Eberly College of Science can pair their Bachelor in Science degree with the Smeal MBA degree.
Duration 5 or 6 years

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