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Penn State Smeal EMBA Second Year

Second-year courses within the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program focus on executive leadership, building on knowledge gained in first year courses and leveraging each student’s professional experience. Students continue to work on projects as members of teams and also on individual deliverables. Deep working relationships flourish as students and professors work side by side on real business challenges.

Topics in the second year of the program are aimed at developing the skills critical to the success of a senior leader. Core courses include strategy implementation and change management, entrepreneurship, and a global immersion experience. Elective courses are also chosen as a cohort and represent offerings in strategy, marketing, and finance geared to the interests of the class.

Electives Examples

  • Strategy and Organizational Change
  • International Business Strategy
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Power and Influence
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Investments
  • Global Finance