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What is the Smeal College of Business?

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is a vibrant intellectual community offering highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive education opportunities to more than 6,000 students from across the country and around the world. Since our introduction in 1953, we have prepared 95,000 students for professional success, annually adding to Penn State's vast alumni network. We are a destination of choice for top global organizations seeking talent that will make a positive difference. Through our leading faculty and network of research centers and institutes, we are a source of knowledge that influences the business practices of tomorrow. We are forging connections, creating opportunities, and producing results.

To learn more about the Smeal College of Business, please visit

What majors are offered by the Smeal College of Business?

There are nine majors offered in the Smeal College of Business:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
    • Enterprise Risk Management option
    • Real Estate option
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems

To learn more about any individual major or minor Smeal offers, please visit the University Undergraduate Bulletin.

How do I get into the Smeal College of Business?

All questions related to admission into the Smeal College of Business should be referred to Penn State Admissions. For questions on how to enter a Smeal major, please visit Smeal’s Undergraduate Education website.

Please visit the Admissions & Advising table during Smeal’s SASD programming. See all the sessions Zoom information here.

What academic advising model does Smeal use?

To help you pursue your academic goals, select courses, and navigate the world of Penn State and the Smeal College of Business, a professional academic adviser will be assigned to you in time before your first-year arrival on campus. Ideally, you will work with the same adviser until graduation. Additionally, when you enter your major you will be assigned a faculty mentor for guidance on major-specific academic planning and career decisions.

In addition to being assigned professional academic advisers, each first-year student is assigned a Penn State Smeal Student Mentor—a student who has been selected and trained to help you navigate your first year on campus academically, socially and personally. Mentors know what it is like to transition from high school and face the challenges of the business school experience. Their guidance and advice can help you prepare for the same success they have achieved as Smeal students.

What programs and services are made available to Smeal and Penn State students?

In addition to advising, Smeal also offers the following programs and services to its students:

Penn State offers the following programs and services to all students:

What are common career outcomes for students who have graduated from Smeal?

Graduates from the Smeal College of Business explore a variety of exciting career and higher education opportunities! To learn more, please visit the website of our Business Career Center.

How can I receive more information about Smeal?

Explore the Smeal Undergraduate Education website to learn more about the Smeal College of Business. If you would like to speak with an academic adviser, please email with any questions.