Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    656
  • Program Cost
    $48,584
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    55%
  • Selectivity
    27%
  • Job Offers
    83%
  • Average Salary
    $96,349
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
Contact Information
220 Business Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16803, United States
Website
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Smeal College of Business

About Smeal College of Business

The Penn State Smeal College of Business offers undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive education opportunities to more than 5,000 students at all levels. Smeal is accredited in business and accounting by AACSB and features academic departments of Accounting, Finance, Management and Organization, Marketing, Risk Management, and Supply Chain and Information Systems. The college is also home to major research centers in areas such as supply chain management and business-to-business marketing. Since its inception in 1953, more than 73,000 students have graduated from Smeal.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.36 GPA of All Applicants 3.38 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 59
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 20 to 95
Admissions Selectivity
27% Smeal College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

656 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
80% 642
82% 656
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 526
27% 27.0
55% 55.0
Female
34% 34
International
76% 76
Re-Applicants
3% 3
39% 39
Wait-listed
100% 27
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Business
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Other Business
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Penn State University
  • Anna University
  • Nanjing University
  • US Naval Academy
  • University of Michigan
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$36,483 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Military
  • IBM
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Accenture
  • Tata
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
3% 3
5% 5
710 to 739
14% 14
21% 21
680 to 709
20% 20
22% 22
650 to 679
19% 19
11% 11
620 to 649
18% 18
14% 14
590 to 619
9% 9
8% 8
560 to 589
7% 7
6% 6
530 to 559
5% 5
8% 8
500 to 529
1% 1
3% 3
Under 500
4% 4
1% 1
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Manufacturing 23%
Top Industry
  • Technology 15%
  • Consulting 15%
  • Other 13%
Dell 4
Top Employer
  • EY Consulting 3
  • PolyOne 3
  • NIKE 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
83% Smeal College of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
75% 75.4
64% 63.699022556390986
75% Receive Offers
61% 60.9
58% 57.85206896551723
61% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
7% 7.2
21% 21.110859375
7% Receive Offers
14% 14.5
25% 24.93132867132867
15% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Dell 4
  • EY Consulting 3
  • PolyOne 3
  • NIKE 2
  • ExxonMobil 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$117,714.00
105K 125K
Finance/Accounting
15% 15
$98,143.00
60K 125K
General Management
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
28% 28
$89,894.00
42K 114K
Information Technology
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
34% 34
$94,875.00
76K 125K
Other
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 15
$117,714.00
105K 125K
Consumer Products
11% 11
$89,000.00
75K 110K
Financial Services
9% 9
$97,500.00
60K 125K
Government
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
23% 23
$95,318.00
75K 114K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-profit
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
8% 8
$110,625.00
98K 125K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Technology
15% 15
$92,755.00
60K 120K
Other
13% 13
$82,917.00
76K 90K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
11% 11
$84,700.00
75K 105K
More than one year, up to three years
23% 23
$90,480.00
60K 125K
More than five years
34% 34
$98,446.00
42K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 2
$n/a Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$96,349.00
42K 125K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
15% 15
$96,429.00
60K 110K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
25% 25
$86,969.00
42K 125K
U.S. South
21% 21
$99,500.00
60K 125K
U.S. Southwest
12% 12
$101,381.00
95K 110K
U.S. Midwest
17% 17
$97,500.00
75K 124K
U.S. West
8% 8
$106,625.00
82K 120K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Dell 5
  • Deloitte 5
  • Pfizer 3
  • Amerisource Bergen 3
  • Dow Chemical 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 97
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Society of Hispanic MBA Conference
  • Net Impact Conference
  • MBA Women International Conference
  • MBA Veterans Career Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$139,519
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $48,584
  • Budget $43,242
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$163,105
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $75,540
  • Budget $56,720
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$10,241 Average Scholarship Amount 95% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
95% 95
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$6,348,347
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
11%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $45,408
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
40 Smeal College of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and Social Innovation
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Classroom and lab technologies were upgraded to include new teaching technologies such as lecture capture and annotation screens for podiums. Research databases and statistical applications were expanded to support faculty and graduate students. The wireless network was enhanced. Digital facility signage was modernized. Collaborative student workspaces, each with specialized tables and large monitors, were added. Executive education facilities were completely renovated.

Students: Who are my classmates?

17% Married Students 36% International Students
35% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
75% 75
African American
13% 13
Asian American
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
62% 62
Asia
33% 33
Dual Citizen
4% 4
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Partners/Family
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

5,236 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.