Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

PENN STATE SMEAL
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Expand your knowledge of the business world and
your ability to influence it

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS FOUNDATION

Get started on building a successful career as a student in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Join a learning community designed to prepare you for a business world that is complex, global, and diverse.

Smeal graduate Malik Elarbi is now a financial analyst for Amazon, Inc.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

A portfolio of majors covering critical business areas

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Tailor your experience

8

Majors so you can specialize
in an area that aligns with
your goals

CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES

Individualized career support and recruiter connections

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Land the perfect job

1300+

Internship and co-op
opportunities annually
posted by top companies

OUR
COMMUNITY

A tight-knit network of students, faculty,
and alumni

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Open doors

640K+

Penn State graduates across
the country and around the
world

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Discover opportunities to learn and grow, get involved, make a difference, and achieve the career of your dreams with the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS

At Smeal, we combine world-class academics with the expertise of faculty who rank among the top 20 for research excellence. With experience in industry and as consultants to top organizations, faculty ensure course content is current, cutting-edge, and relevant.

Senior Instructor Ron Johnson has extensive interaction with students as adviser to Smeal's Net Impact chapter, whose members focus on sustainable and socially responsible business practices. Other leading faculty include:

Portrait of Randy Woolridge

Randy Woolridge

Finance professor and the Goldman Sachs and Co. and Frank P. Smeal Endowed University Fellow.

Portrait of Felisa Preciado

Felisa Preciado

Professor of supply chain management and recipient of the Fred Brand Jr. Award for teaching excellence.

Portrait of Karen Winterich

Karen Winterich

Associate professor of marketing and Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow.

IN FOCUS: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

BECOME A LEADER

The Sapphire Academic Leadership Program is designed for high-achieving Smeal students to engage in a specialized curriculum, connect with business leaders, and apply knowledge gained inside the classroom to special projects and networking events. Learn more and apply.

TOP FIRMS RECRUIT HERE

300+

Career fairs and corporate recruiting events for business students each year

"You have to start developing yourself as a businessperson the first moment you get here. You're not thinking about internships as a senior. You're thinking about full-time opportunities and where you're going to take your career and the rest of your life."

Sabrina Feinman '16, Marketing
Territory Sales Representative,
Mars

IN FOCUS: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

A GLOBAL MINDSET

Twenty-five percent of the Smeal undergraduate population studies abroad. Enrich your undergraduate experience by exploring international business through coursework, study abroad, or internships.

BROADEN YOUR BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

Smeal offers a host of student-run clubs and organizations, such as the multi-million dollar student-run hedge fund, the Nittany Lion Fund, LLC. Groups such as these allow you to enhance learning within your major, strengthen your leadership capabilities, and make a positive impact within the Smeal community.

IN FOCUS: GETTING INVOLVED

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

In addition to creating a support network and professional development opportunities for their members, the Penn State Women in Business organize an annual conference, Powerful Women Paving the Way, which has been named Penn State's Outstanding Program of the Year.