Online Specialty Masters and Certificates

Information on online specialty masters and certificate programs offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Programs are offered online in partnership with Penn State World Campus. Some programs have courses that also fulfill elective requirements in the Smeal-led Penn State Online MBA Program.

Business Analytics

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics-Business Option and Business Analytics Graduate Certificate

Explore the full spectrum of analytics methods (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive) to meet your organization’s business objectives and leverage competitive advantage. Graduate certificate coursework also meets the requirements of the Business Analytics Option within the Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics.

Corporate Accounting Foundations

Graduate Certificate

Designed for those without an accounting background, the certificate positions you to take on roles that require a more substantial accounting foundation, make a career shift to an accounting-related position, or continue toward a master’s program. Coursework covers financial accounting, taxation, auditing, and managerial accounting.

Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate

Available for enrollment in spring 2018, this interdisciplinary program is targeted to leaders, and aspiring leaders, in the business sector where innovation, entrepreneurship, continuous improvement, and new venture creation are imperative. The curriculum is specifically designed to cultivate expertise in the techniques, strategies, and business fundamentals required to create, innovate, and sustain new products and services in a variety of industry domains.

Marketing Analytics

Graduate Certificate

Develop the capabilities to successfully apply marketing analytics in today’s data-driven organizations. The curriculum will provide a toolkit of analytics to address key marketing challenges, including customer acquisition and retention, brand management, customer experience, and digital marketing.

Supply Chain Management

Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate

Smeal is a leader in supply chain education, ranked No. 1 by practitioners and academics. Both the two-year master’s program and the one-year certificate offer online convenience, immediate applicability, and deep supply chain expertise from top faculty.