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Penn State Smeal EMBA First Year

The first-year curriculum of the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program concentrates on three fundamentals areas: Principled Leadership, Strategic Analysis, and Financial Management. Courses were developed in partnership with some of the world's leading companies and senior executives. They are also subject to the continuous input of Smeal College of Business industry councils that advise our faculty in functional areas such as marketing, finance, and supply chain management. At the end of year one, apply your skills to a comprehensive Strategic Assessment Project, which is your chance to tackle some of the more challenging issues and opportunities facing your organization.

Principled Leadership

  • Working in Teams
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Managing People in Organizations
  • Strategic Leadership

Strategic Analysis

  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Business Simulation

Financial Management

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Risk and Decisions