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.

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.

Penn State Online MBA No. 9 in U.S. News' Best Online Programs rankings

Program honored to be in the top ten for third straight year. Learn more about this honor.

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.

Prochowski honored as Poets & Quants best and brightest

Discover why this high-performing Smeal alumnus turned to his alma mater to earn his MBA online. Read Aerial's profile on P&Q

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

Franz featured in Poets & Quants best and brightest

Penn State 'checked all of the boxes' for student Matt Franz when he began researching his MBA options. Read about why Penn State was the right choice.

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.