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 2023 Statistics 
Average Age 39
Percentage of Underrepresented Minorities 35%
Percentage of Military Veterans 12%
Average Years of Work Experience 15
Students Holding Advanced Degrees 19%
Percentage of Female Students 23%
States Represented California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Industries Represented

Agriculture, banking, consumer retail, construction, defense, education, energy, entertainment, finance, insurance, medicine, nonprofit, pharmaceuticals, supply chain, technology

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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.