Build your path to the career you want as part of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia. Alongside other driven students and top-ranked faculty, develop the knowledge and skills to thrive.
Sharpen your capabilities to lead more effectively and think more strategically.
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Strengthen your fundamentals and immediately apply what you're learning.
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Connect to accomplished peers and the nation's largest alumni community.
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The Penn State Smeal EMBA experience officially begins in late August and spans 21 consecutive months until May, with typical class weekends at the Chubb Conference Center in Lafayette Hill.
Our program is designed to minimize your time away from work and family and maximize the ROI of your educational investment
"The Smeal EMBA Program has enabled me to be a better business leader for my company. Now, when I sit at the boardroom table, I not only provide my functional expertise, but I am more confident in my ability to contribute to the broader business conversation."
The Penn State Smeal EMBA prepares you to address substantial business challenges and readily apply class content to issues from your own organization. The foundation of the curriculum focuses on three key areas.
Develop and communicate a sound strategic vision to lead to teams and entire organizations.
Deploy effective strategies within specific functions and across the firm.
Harness resources to fund operations and increase corporate value.
The recently renamed Chubb Conference Center and Hotel is the perfect location to focus on your personal development. Located in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill, the facility includes dedicated Penn State Smeal EMBA class and team breakout rooms, a fully equipped business center, spacious overnight accommodations, and award-winning cuisine.
Top professors from Penn State's University Park campus teach in the Smeal EMBA Program. They are award winning teachers, authors, and consultants. They rank among the top 20 in the world for academic excellence.
Professors like Donald Hambrick, a recognized expert in top leadership, have extensive experience working with executive-level students. Other leading faculty include: