Penn State Smeal adds master’s incentive for incoming Executive MBA class

April 21, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Smeal College of Business is adding an exclusive opportunity to gain a second master’s degree, with no change in tuition, for its incoming Executive MBA class.

“We understand the world looks a lot different today than it did yesterday, and we want to help students imagine a different type of future,” said Teresa Avery, managing director of the program.

“We believe now is the perfect opportunity to revisit goals and reevaluate plans. The Smeal EMBA can prepare you for venturing down a new path or enhance your value within your current organization.”

—Teresa Avery, EMBA managing director

Qualified applicants who enroll in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA in Philadelphia this August may choose to complete a secondary 30- to 33-credit online master’s degree or a 9- to 12-credit online graduate professional certificate.

“Combining an EMBA with an online specialty master’s or graduate certificate gives students the best of both worlds,” Avery said. “This includes the broad business power of the MBA curriculum as well as a deep specialty in a sought-after area.”

Avery went on to say that this combination, coupled with the power of the Penn State alumni network, can help professionals meet the challenges of the future ahead.

The incentive can be applied to one of four online specialty master’s programs, all of which are led by Penn State Smeal and delivered online by Penn State World Campus: Supply Chain Management, Marketing Analytics & Insights, Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship, or Strategic Management & Executive Leadership.

Alternatively, qualified students may choose one Penn State Smeal online graduate certificate from 10 specialty areas such as business analytics, business sustainability strategy, supply chain management and more.

Students must apply and be accepted into their secondary graduate option, which must be completed within five years for a master’s or three years for a certificate after graduating from the EMBA program.

“We believe now is the perfect opportunity to revisit goals and reevaluate plans,” Avery said. “The Smeal EMBA can prepare you for venturing down a new path or enhance your value within your current organization.”

The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA is the highest-ranked Philadelphia-area program and one of the top programs in the Mid-Atlantic according to the latest assessment from The Economist. Classes take place on alternating weekends and the program can be completed in as few as 17 months.

This opportunity is only being offered to qualified applicants enrolling in Fall 2020. Applications are currently being accepted through June 1.

For more information about Smeal’s Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia, visit the website or contact emba@smeal.psu.edu.

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Last Updated April 21, 2020