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Pennsylvania State University: Smeal logo
Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
The Pennsylvania State University
220 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802

Global MBA Ranking 2014

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Rankings at a glance
Rank in 201462
Rank in 201377
Rank in 201249
3 year average rank163
Audit year[1]2012
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)6,035105,324
Weighted salary (US$)5,371105,988
Salary percentage increase11117
Value for money rank252
Career progress rank670
Aims achieved rank2597
Placement success rank2444
Employed at three months (%)575 (100)
Alumni recommend rank153
Female faculty (%)022
Female students (%)935
Women on board (%)118
International faculty (%)022
International students (%)942
International board (%)00
International mobility rank553
International course experience rank790
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)082
FT doctoral rank243
FT research rank940

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Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
220 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802

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1. KPMG reported on the results of obtaining evidence and applying specified audit procedures relating to selected survey data provided for the Financial Times 2014 MBA ranking for selected business schools. Enquiries about the assurance process can be made by contacting Michelle Podhy of KPMG at The specified audit procedures were carried out between November and December 2013. The audit date published denotes the survey for which the specified audit precedures were conducted.

Alumni profile

Please note that these statistics are based on the data supplied by those alumni who responded to the survey. Class of 2010.

Strengths and weaknesses

Alumni ratings for different aspects of the programme (average), where 1 = poor and 10 = excellent

International Mobility

Alumni who moved countries following their programme (per cent)

Company internships

Alumni who completed a company internship and received a job offer from the host company (per cent)

Importance of aims when taking an MBA

Alumni importance ratings for different programme aims (average), 1 = not important, 10 = very important

Aims achieved by taking the MBA

Achievement of programme aims (per cent)

Current job title

Alumni job titles three years after graduation (per cent)

Current company size (employees)

Size of company of employment three years after graduation (per cent)

Current sector

Sector of employment three years after graduation (per cent)