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The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University--University Park

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 13
Application deadline (international students) January 13
Application fee $65

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 31.6% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.35 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.8-3.9
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 79
Average GMAT score 650 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 540-740
Students with prior work experience 74
Average work experience (months) 55

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
We seek diverse candidates from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, educational, & work backgrounds. We seek students with outstanding leadership potential who will enhance their fellow classmates' learning experience. We assess candidates based on academic history/potential, quality/quantity of work experience, leadership capacity/experience, and overall fit with the Smeal culture.
Executive program
Based on resume, undergrad transcripts, interview, and two recommendations. Interested in career accomplishments to date, goals for future, and their capacity to reach those goals. Must have management, leadership experience. Candidate must demonstrate ability to succeed in rigorous program. Target student has a minimum of eight years post-undergrad experience.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Stacey Dorang Peeler
Full-time program phone (814) 863-0474
Full-time program E-mail smealmba@psu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​smeal.​psu.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone (866) 999-3622
Executive program E-mail smealexecmba@psu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​smeal.​psu.​edu/​execmba
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(10) Departments/concentrations
consulting leadership
entrepreneurship marketing
finance production/operations management
general management supply chain management/logistics
health care administration other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, marketing, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available healthcare (medicine), law, B.S./M.B.A.

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The 1st year of the Smeal MBA focuses on leadership development and business fundamentals. In the 2nd year, you can choose from 5 pre-defined concentration options or design a custom concentration of your own. Curriculum highlights are a year-long leadership communications class, a leadership development plan, a global immersion trip, the "Exec Panel" case competition, and AP®EX, a capstone course.
Executive program
First year concentrates on three fundamentals: leadership, strategic analysis, and money management. Year one courses form a foundation for more advanced courses in year two. Unique feature of year one is year-long Leadership Communications. The second year features Executive Leadership Core. The second year includes Global Immersion with elective courses selected by the class.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#44 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#4 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 31.6% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $93,156 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.35 - Medium
Average GMAT score 650 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 61.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 77.8% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 186
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 186

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 186
Minority students 14.0%
International students 41.4%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Paul Simenson
Financial aid phone (814) 865-6301

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $21,066 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $34,062 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,038 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $19,900
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $49,327

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 35
Teaching assistantships 14
Research assistantships 21
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Pennsylvania State University--University Park has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 77
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 63
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 61.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 77.8% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 46
Low base salary $37,500
Average base salary $85,711
High base salary $12,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $37,500
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $81,929
High base salary: U.S citizen $115,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $70,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $94,357
High base salary: Foreign nationals $12,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 31
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $11,048
High signing bonus $25,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $9,875
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $25,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $13,182
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $25,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 13
Low other compensation $2,000
Average other compensation $9,175
High other compensation $25,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $10,297
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $25,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,400
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $7,380
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $10,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 15
Marketing/sales low salary $50,000
Marketing/sales average salary $78,755
Marketing/sales high salary $110,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 18
Operations/production low salary $37,500
Operations/production average salary $84,042
Operations/production high salary $115,000
Number reporting general management jobs 4
General management low salary $52,000
General management average salary $77,291
General management high salary $105,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 5
Finance/accounting low salary $60,000
Finance/accounting average salary $86,500
Finance/accounting high salary $115,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 8
Consulting low salary $80,000
Consulting average salary $102,750
Consulting high salary $120,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 13
Manufacturing average salary $85,022
Manufacturing high salary $100,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 10
Northeast low salary $85,000
Northeast average salary $92,625
Northeast high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 18
Middle Atlantic low salary $37,500
Middle Atlantic average salary $80,147
Middle Atlantic high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 4
South low salary $90,000
South average salary $101,750
South high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 8
Midwest low salary $60,000
Midwest average salary $81,076
Midwest high salary $94,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 3
Southwest low salary $56,450
Southwest average salary $77,817
Southwest high salary $92,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 6
West low salary $60,164
West average salary $91,694
West high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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