What is the Smeal College of Business

The Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University offers undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs to more than 6,000 students. Smeal, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), is home to more than 150 faculty members who teach and conduct academic research on a range of business topics. The college also features a network of industry supported research centers.

Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, the Smeal College of Business was established in 1953. In 2009, Forbes ranked Smeal College of Business #28 out of 75 business schools.

BREAKING DOWN Smeal College of Business

The Smeal College of Business at Penn State was founded in 1953 with Ossian R. MacKenzie as dean. Subsequent deans of the college were Eugene J. Kelley, J.D. Hammond, Judy Olian, James B. Thomas, and currently Charles H. Whiteman. In 1990, it was named the Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business after alumni and benefactors Mary Jean and Frank Smeal.

The Smeal College of Business is based on the Penn State University Park campus, which is adjacent to the town of State College, Pennsylvania. Smeal is headquartered in the Business Building, a 210,000 square-foot facility located near the eastern end of campus.

The building, which was dedicated in 2005, was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and features classroom and office space as well as video-conferencing technologies, team study and recruiter interview rooms, a restaurant, and the college’s Rogers Family Trading Room.

The Smeal College of Business offers the following degree programs:

Undergraduate, Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management, Doctoral.