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Penn State Online MBA Ranked Sixth in the Country

The Penn State Online MBA was named in the top ten Best Online Programs rankings by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth straight year. Learn more about this honor.

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.

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.

Penn State adds new areas of study to its top-10-ranked online MBA

Students in the MBA program can now choose from 22 concentration, 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.

Former marine awakens entrepreneurial spirit through Penn State's Online MBA

Online MBA student Robert Bussey applied business acumen and entrepreneurial skills from his corporate innovation coursework to launch his consulting firm. Learn how Robert's MBA concentration gave him the confidence and skills to take the leap.

World Campus is most recognized school for online programs

Penn State World Campus continues its legacy of being the most honored provider in U.S. News and World Reports 2020 rankings of Best Online Programs. See how Penn State World Campus ranks.

Online MBA student Aaron Spak serves as graduation speaker

When Aaron Spak receives his master of business administration degree in December 2019, the accomplishment will be the culmination of years of balancing his job, family and schoolwork to fulfill his own personal goal. Learn how this father of four inspired other online students.

Smeal, World Campus alum shares experience with father

Matthew joined the Penn State Online MBA program in Fall 2017 as part of the first residency class since the program’s redesign. However, he wasn’t the only member of his family to return to college. Read more about Matthew’s support system as an online MBA student.

Penn State graduates inaugural Online MBA class since redesign

The redesigned Penn State Online MBA ushered in its first graduating class in August 2019. In a partnership with Penn State World Campus, and led by the internationally recognized Smeal College of Business, the redesigned program opened in fall 2017, offering students greater flexibility and more choices with a total of 15 concentrations and a summer start date. Read what students think about the redesign.

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.

Supervisor and employee unlikely partners in Penn State Online MBA program

When Mandy Lund approached her supervisor, Esteban Perez, about pursuing an online MBA degree, she did not expect him to join her pursuit, especially after he questioned her interest in online education as opposed to traditional classroom-based study. Today, the duo is in their first semester of the program. Read more about their story.

Smeal helps students find best business school fit

Find out what you need to know when you’re preparing to make your final decision. Read expert advice

Dorang Peeler named 2019 Staff Excellence Award winner

Congrats to Penn State Online MBA's managing director on being honored for her outstanding contribution and performance.

Event highlights women in the Penn State Online MBA program

Penn State hosted its first webinar focusing on how its online MBA can help women advance their careers.

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