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Penn State Smeal EMBA Calendar

A new class of students officially begins in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in August of each year, although preparation and orientation sessions begin in July. The program is divided into roughly four segments over a 21-month period, with each segment about 20 weeks in length.

  • Smeal EMBA classes meet on alternating weekends (Friday overnight to Saturday) at the Chubb Conference Center in the Philadelphia suburb of Lafayette Hill.
  • The first and third segments contain a six-day residence at Penn State's University Park campus.
  • The final segment includes a global immersion exploring business strategy and economic issues across countries, customs, currencies, and cultures.
  • In May, the program holds three-day (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) leadership retreats at University Park.

Our program calendar (PDF) provides a complete schedule of classes for the Class of 2019 cohort.