In 2008, the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University introduced a five-year strategic plan that focused in on four core principles: extraordinary education, research with impact, dialogue with society, and community with distinction. Within each of these categories, officials identified an array of measurable goals, ranging from creating a new major to increasing research endowments to boosting mentorship programs. The Smeal College of Business developed these strategic goals with the ultimate objective of becoming one of the top five business schools in the nation.
Over the last five years, the Smeal College of Business has demonstrated its commitment to continued success and improvement. As the plan comes to an end with the close of 2013, officials will analyze the overall effectiveness of the initiative and its goals. To learn more about this school's educational programming for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students, please visit Smeal.PSU.edu.