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The Pennsylvania State University better known as the Farmers High School of Pennsylvania was founded in 1855. In 1862, the name got changed to Agricultural College of Pennsylvania. With the passage of Morrill Land Grant Act, the School was selected as the state’s sole land grant college in 1863. In 1953, the School’s name changed to The Pennsylvania State University. The Penn State Smeal College of Business commenced in the same year. In 1990, Frank P. Smeal and Mary Jean provided financial aid to the college and hence, the institute came to be called as The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business.
The Penn State Smeal MBA Program develops great leaders who are knowledgeable in their field, act with integrity, have an ethic of teamwork, and are enthusiastic members of the Penn State community. We create a diverse learning community and leverage the resources of Penn State to provide a highly personalized learning experience.
Penn State’s Smeal MBA program aims to equip students with functional expertise and in-depth business knowledge so that they can embark on their journey to become principled business leaders of an increasingly globalized business world. The first year of the curriculum focuses on exposing students to the fundamental business skills and the different functional areas of business in any organization like Finance, Marketing, etc. Honesty, Integrity and Accountability are the core fundamentals of the Smeal MBA program. Smeal MBA program expects the highest ethical standards of academic integrity and accountability from its students in order to develop principled business leaders for the future. The year-long leadership communications training program provides an unparalleled experience of indulging in workshops and activities that would enhance the leadership acumen and communication skills of the students. Students have acquired hands-on leadership experience through Leadership Immersion program, where they visited the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Fire Academy and Quantico, Virginia- home of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and gained different perspectives on leadership and teamwork. The 360-degree assessment of leadership behaviors from peers further help students in enhancing their leadership skills.
The Applied Professional Experience APEX is an opportunity for students to collaborate and work in teams over cross-functional business projects for their clients. This is a platform for students to gain knowledge about the business practices followed in the organization. Students work in teams with peers from diverse professional backgrounds and this helps them gain insights into different functional areas of business. Liaising with client teams and interacting with the top executives of the company exposes the students to the real-world business challenges and the strategies to counter them.
As a part of the Global Immersion program, the first year students have travelled to destinations such as Peru, Chile, China, India, South Africa and Turkey and enhanced their understanding on the economy, commerce and culture of the country. Students get the chance to visit company headquarters and tour manufacturing units of the leading organizations of the visiting country and delve into their ways of conducting business. They interact with top-notch executives of these firms and the government officials who provide insights into the ways of conducting business on an international platform. The Global Perspectives and Global Business Environment Courses aim at training the students to anticipate and understand the macroeconomic changes happening in the business environment and how these changes impact the operating business environment. The Center for Global Business Studies brings together high-profile executives, researchers, faculty, students and the business community on a common platform, where they can discuss about business theories, strategies and recent business practices. The Center aims to delve into the multifunctional business issues that are posing hurdles for the smooth operation of business in the global environment. Businesses, universities and academic institutions join hands to educate students and executives on current business theories, strategies and practices.
The Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship aims at creating and designing educational programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, driving academic research in entrepreneurship and innovation, and ensuring that these get translated into actionable best practices.
The Penn State Smeal MBA program is held at the Business Building of the University Park Campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to the business hubs such as Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. proves to be beneficial for the students, who get several internship and consulting opportunities. The Center for Performing Arts and the Bryce Jordan Center regularly host a variety of international shows throughout the year. The State College Community Theatre group regularly entertains the audience at the The State Theatre in State College. The New Year’s Eve is celebrated as First Night State College in downtown State College.
The MBA Career Services team is committed to shape the career of the students and equip them with the requisite skills and resources to land into the perfect post-MBA job. The expert team is backed up by a unique and proven Personal Career Strategy Framework that has led to full-time and internship opportunities for students in top companies. The Framework provides a powerful tool for the students to map their goals and effectively chart out a plan to reach their objectives. The framework provides a step-by-step guidance for self-exploration, market research, focus, planning, implementation and career management. The career coaches mentor students to analyze their potentials and explore the industries and companies that would best align with their long term career plans. Students are trained on effective job search techniques, managing interviews, networking techniques, offer negotiations, etc., so that they are able to leverage internship and consulting opportunities and convert them into full-time job offers.
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