EMBA Students

Overview of the students in the Smeal Executive MBA Program.

Students in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA are driven to succeed and poised to take the next steps in their careers. With a typical minimum of at least six years of post-undergraduate work experience and managerial or team leadership experience, Smeal students come from various industries including consulting, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Individuals joining the program have diverse backgrounds in fields such as marketing, engineering, operations, finance, IT, sales, and more. Organizations represented by students in the program include some of the largest companies in the world as well as smaller firms.

Working Together

The Smeal EMBA experience spurs collaboration, interaction and deeper engagement. With teamwork as a critical aspect of the program, you will work alongside your team colleagues on a variety of deliverables, from presentations to papers and case analyses. Students benefit from the diverse wisdom and talents of their teammates and classmates. 

Demographic Snapshot

Class of 2021 Statistics 
Percentage of Female Students 22%
Average Age 36
Percentage of Underrepresented Minorities 31%
Percentage of Military Veterans 24%
Average Years of Work Experience 12
States Represented Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts