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Pennsylvania State University: Smeal College of Business ×

Accreditation
AACSB
Location
University Park , United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years
Accreditation
AACSB
Location
University Park , United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years

Current program rank (FT)

60

Tuition fees

$ 90,008

(€ 81,840)

Length (months)

21

Program name

Residential MBA

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Business school information

Since its inception in 1953, the Penn State Smeal College of Business has advanced steadily, building on its undergraduate and graduate programs, executive education, and major research center

Study in United States of America

  • The US is the most popular destination for international students while American universities often dominate the global rankings.
  • As can be expected of a country with a population of 325 million, the US has a diverse range of cities and universities to choose from.
  • The United States is the world’s greatest economic power in terms of gross domestic product and has been among the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of GDP per capita. The US economy is marked by resilience, flexibility, and innovation.

Program description

The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal MBA Program is a two-year, residential program located in one of the top-rated college towns in the United States: State College, Pennsylvania.

The program consists of a small, community-based cohort of only 60 students per year. This intimate academic environment not only provides personalized attention from faculty and program staff, but also experiential project and team-based learning opportunities, and a week-long global immersion experience.

Leadership communications, business ethics, and negotiations are hallmarks of the program, as well as the ability to customize your MBA experience with concentrations in finance, marketing, supply chain, and management consulting, and nearly 20 options in areas such as sustainability, investment, entrepreneurship, international affairs, and healthcare.

Post-graduation, the students become part of the largest and most active alumni network in the world, boasting more than 700K current members.

Size of the class:
55
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Admission requirements

GMAT (Average):

666

Language Test:

TOEFL 100

(minimum)

IELTS 7

(minimum)

GPA:

3.40

Age (Avg):

28

Experience (Avg):

5.8

Other:

* Bachelors degree;

* 2 references;

* 1 essay;

* Interview;

* GMAT or GRE;

Cost of study and scholarships

Accomodation costs on campus, per year:

$ 9,600

Accomodation costs off campus, per year:

$ 13,000

Ranking

Current rank:

60

(Financial Times)

28

(The Economist)

3 year average rank:

55

(Financial Times)

Diversity

Male/Female students:

67% / 33%

International students:

31%

Female faculty:

31%

International faculty:

10%

Women on board:

27%

International board:

7%

Financial Times: International mobility rank:

68

Financial Times: International course experience rank:

85

Alumni today:
by Financial Times ©

Alumni salary today:

$ 135,237

Salary increase:

120%

Value for money rank:

5

Alumni recommend rank:

69

Career progress rank:

71

Career service rank:

36

Alumni aims achieved:

91%

Employed at three months:

97%

Pre-MBA industry:

Career progress:

Regional rank:

19

Open new career opportunities:

55

Diversity of recruiters:

77

Faculty quality:

4.00

Student quality:

70.00

Development experience:

46.00

Student rating of faculty:

4.58

Student rating of alumni effectiveness:

4.53

Student rating of culture and classmates:

4.14

Accommodation costs
(on campus, per year):

$ 9,600

Accommodation costs
(off campus, per year):

$ 13,000

Type of aid available:

Scholarships, fellowships and loans.

Criteria on which
aid is granted:

Merit

Faculty:

Student assessment of career service:

4.35

Ratio of faculty to students:

0.80

Full-time faculty with PhD:

85%

Annual intake:

60

Number of applicants per full-time place:

6

Educational background:

Educational background/ Undergraduate majors:

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