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Penn State Smeal MBA programs join Forté Foundation to continue supporting women in business

Smeal's partnership demonstrates a commitment to furthering Forté’s mission of launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development, and a community of successful women. Learn how students can benefit from this affiliation.

U.S. News ranks MBA, graduate business programs in its top 10 for 2021

Penn State’s online graduate business programs are in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the best programs in the country. Learn more about Penn State's rankings in the recently released report.

Penn State World Campus ranked among the best institutions by U.S. News

Select Penn State online degree programs have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings for 2021. Learn more about Penn State's rankings in the recently released report.

Year-in-review recap highlights accomplishments for Penn State's online graduate portfolio

Penn State has been a mainstay for years among the top universities that offer graduate education. Read our 2020 year-in-review recap to see how Penn State World Campus and the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business have successfully partnered together to meet the dynamic needs of adult learners.

Six Penn State Smeal graduate students recognized by Poets & Quants

Every year, Poets & Quants celebrates the work of the “best and the brightest” and recognizes students who embody the voices of their schools while becoming leaders, mentors, visionaries, and volunteers in the business community. Learn more about these accomplished students.

New role is dedicated to expanding equity, diversity initiatives

Denita Wright Watson, the new associate director of equity, inclusion, and diversity, will create programs and events to build affinity among students from different backgrounds and life experiences. Learn more.

Online MBA student honored for his courageous commitment to preserving honor and integrity

Nick Tessmer, who is on active duty in the United States Navy, has been selected as the 2019-20 academic year recipient of the RISE Above Graduate Student Award; this award recognizes a Smeal graduate student who shows ethical awareness and ethical decision-making. Read more.

Online programs deliver virtual residencies amid pandemic

This past summer, Penn State Smeal College of Business quickly adapted its in-person residencies to take place via Zoom. Thanks to Smeal's expertise in online delivery, hundreds of MBA and supply chain management students were able to confidently network and participate in team-building exercises without leaving home. Read about their experiences.

Graduate certificates serve as springboard to a full degree

With online graduate certificates, students can be introduced to online learning, allowing them to test if this style of learning works for them before committing to a full degree program. Learn how students benefit from our diverse portfolio of integrated graduate certificates, available in partnership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Penn State delivers greater flexibility and choice with expanded list of online MBA concentrations

Students in the MBA program can now choose from 22 concentrations; the program is led by the internationally recognized Penn State Smeal College of Business and offered online through Penn State World Campus. Read more about the additional concentrations.

CFO Kristy Hine featured in Poets & Quants' best and brightest

Soon-to-be graduate Kristy Hine talks about the unexpected surprises she experienced as a World Campus student in the Penn State Online MBA program. Read more about Kristy's experience and how she continues to embrace lifelong learning.

Penn State Smeal College of Business to sponsor national MBA symposium

Academic leader of the Penn State Online MBA program is tapped to serve as the sponsor and host of the international MBA Roundtable Annual Curricular Innovation Symposium. Read more about the fall 2020 symposium.

U.S. Marine worked collaboratively to accomplish a mission, both in the service and online

Online MBA student Robert Bussey was honored as one of Poets & Quants' best and brightest. This World Campus student has already earned his bachelor's degree online. Read Robert's profile on P&Q

Online MBA student, nurse leader reflects on quick decision making during pandemic

Joshua Carlson, a medical ICU nursing supervisor at Baylor University Medical Center, applies communication and decision-making skills to build confidence in the face of uncertainty and chaos. Read more about Joshua's experience.

Teaching support specialists pave the way in the online classroom

The Penn State Online MBA Program has developed and incorporated a new learning dimension by integrating teaching support specialists (TSS) into the online classroom. Learn how this new model enhances student engagement and learning outcomes.

Smeal breaks down boundaries between online and residential students

Online MBA students take advantage of new leadership event to build community with residential peers. Learn more about this inaugural networking event.

Faculty director named new director of excellence in teaching and innovation

The Smeal College of Business has named Dr. Janet Duck as its director of excellence in teaching and learning, a newly-formed role to benefit Smeal’s fast-growing portfolio of professional graduate programs.

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