Class Profile

An overview of the demographic profile of students within the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.


Successful applicants to the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program typically have a minimum of six years post-undergraduate work experience as well as managerial or team leader experience. Admission is competitive, and class size is limited. Students are selected based on their work experiences, academic backgrounds, and anticipated contributions to the learning environment.

Demographic Snapshot

Class of 2024 Statistics 
Average Age 38
Percentage of Underrepresented Minorities 30%
Percentage of Military Veterans 13%
Average Years of Work Experience 14
Average Years of Management Experience 6
Percentage of Female Students 35%
States Represented New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Industries Represented

Financial and Insurance Services, Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Aerospace/Defense, Technology, Wholesale Trade, Consulting, Education, Food & Beverage, Media/Entertainment

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Want to connect with a current student? Smeal EMBA Ambassadors are available to connect with prospective students to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and provide insights.