Founded in 1953, The Smeal College of Business is the business school of Penn State University (USA), offering undergraduate, executive education, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral degrees. It is accredited in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The College has the following academic departments: Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, Management and Organization, Marketing, Supply Chain and Information Systems. It is home to major research centers such as the Center for Supply Chain Research, the Center for Digital Transformation, the Center for Global Business Studies, the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, and the Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change.


- 63rd globally in the Financial Times MBA Rankings 2009.

- The Department of Management and Organization is ranked highly in both education and research, it is placed in the top ten in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings.

- 13th among public business schools according to BusinessWeek's 2008 ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs. It is rated 38th overall and 5th among Big Ten schools. It is also placed in the top 20 of all schools for internship placement and return on tuition investment.

- 1st for research productivity in the top management journals, according to the University of Florida - Texas A&M Management Department Research Productivity Rankings (2005-2008).

- 34th overall and 17th among public schools in the U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Graduate Schools" 2008. It is also placed 6th in the category of Supply Chain/Logistics.

- 14th among public schools, 5th in the Big Ten, and 36th overall nationally (BusinessWeek ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs 2007). The magazine also gave Smeal an A+ for its facilities and an A for its job placement numbers.

- 10th overall among U.S. public colleges and 43rd internationally in the Financial Times' ranking of MBA programs 2007. It is also placed 23rd internationally in research published and 10th in North America for graduate salary increases.

- 5th among public universities and 15th Overall in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2003-2007).

- 15th on the list of the top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship (The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, 2006).

- The MBA Program is placed 42nd in the world, 25th in the US and 10th among U.S. public universities (FT 2006).

- The MBA Program is ranked 23rd according to the Wall Street Journal's annual list of the top regional MBA providers (2006). It is rated 8th overall in the discipline-specific category of operations management.

- 1st in supply chain program in North America in the 2005 survey of supply chain practitioners and academics published in Supply Chain Management Review.

* Suggested Reading: Penn State Online MBA Degree Program
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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