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.
Complete the program in two full Penn State semesters.
Increase your earning potential now and across your career.
Adapted from the first year of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program.
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.
Sharpen your ability to effectively guide teams and organizations with integrity and character.
Develop foundational understanding in areas such as finance, strategy, and analytics.
Clearly, persuasively, and professionally represent yourself and your business ideas.
"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
Discover the career acceleration advantages of the Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership.
"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
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:
Former economist at the Federal Trade Commission and an expert witness in cases involving antitrust and insurance concerns.
An expert in management and organizational identity with previous roles on the Apollo lunar program and with Ford Motor Company.
Teaches global business with research expertise in areas such as the political economy and entrepreneurship.
Participate in a capstone experience that stretches your critical-thinking and leadership skills. Explore unique team-building challenges outside the familiar classroom setting.