The Penn State Smeal College of Business has continued its trend of upward trajectory in two noted national rankings.

The MBA Program has been ranked No. 28 overall in The Economist’s 2021 Full-time MBA Ranking, moving up 15 spots since last year and 55 spots since 2016. Programs also received a score for more specific areas. Smeal earned top 12 spots in faculty quality (4), alumni effectiveness (5), potential to network (9), and salary increase (11).

The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking named Smeal No. 47 overall, moving up 42 spots over five years. Additionally, Smeal ranked No. 4 in “value for money” globally, which is calculated using alumni salary increments, course length, fees, and other factors.