Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

MANAGEMENT &
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

An Accelerated Master's Program to
Build Your Business Foundation

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER GROWTH

Emerge with the essential business skills you need to compete for early career management and leadership roles with top organizations as part of the Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership from the internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business.

DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

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Less Than One Year

Complete the program in two full Penn State semesters.

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Fast Payback

Increase your earning potential now and across your career.

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An MBA Foundation

Adapted from the first year of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP

Stand Out on the Job Market

Your undergraduate education provided the technical skills required for your discipline. The Management and Organizational Leadership Program adds a crucial business dimension with access to career development resources to help you thrive.

BUILD YOUR BUSINESS TOOLKIT

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Leadership
Essentials

Sharpen your ability to effectively guide teams and organizations with integrity and character.

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Business
Fundamentals

Develop foundational understanding in areas such as finance, strategy, and analytics.

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Communication
Skills

Clearly, persuasively, and professionally represent yourself and your business ideas.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

"STEM-related professionals at every level need to understand business and financial analysis in addition to their technical backgrounds. They need to build effective cross-disciplinary teams and excel at management and leadership. If you want a seat at the table, you need to bring leadership, business, and strong interpersonal and communication skills."

Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin

WATCH NOW

Discover the career acceleration advantages of the Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership.

THE RIGHT COMBINATION

"Siemens is very excited about this innovative and timely program. The combination of solid technical and business skills is hard to find and in great demand in organizations of all types today. The skills being taught through the Penn State Smeal Masters of Management and Organizational Leadership are especially important for STEM undergraduates who wish to pursue business-facing management and leadership roles. This is exactly the combination we look for in leadership development recruiting."

Mike Brown, VP, Talent Acquisition, Siemens Corporation

SUPPORTED BY TOP FACULTY

The same professors who teach in the Penn State Smeal MBA teach in the Management and Organizational Leadership Program. They are award-winning instructors, authors, and consultants. They rank among the top 20 in the world for academic excellence. Faculty include:

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Keith Crocker

Former economist at the Federal Trade Commission and an expert witness in cases involving antitrust and insurance concerns.

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Dennis Gioia

An expert in management and organizational identity with previous roles on the Apollo lunar program and with Ford Motor Company.

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Chloe Tergiman

Teaches global business with research expertise in areas such as the political economy and entrepreneurship.

FOCUS ON LEADERSHIP

Participate in a capstone experience that stretches your critical-thinking and leadership skills. Explore unique team-building challenges outside the familiar classroom setting.