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 Analytics Option
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

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.

Business Architecture

Graduate Certificate

Align your organization's strategic objectives with tactical enterprise-level projects and technology initiatives to improve overall effectiveness and efficiency. Coursework includes business strategy execution, organizational technology innovation, and enterprise modeling. 

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

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.

Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation

Master of Professional Studies

Available for enrollment in fall 2018, this master's program aims to prepare experienced IT and enterprise architecture professionals for leadership in transformative business strategies. The degree responds to the evolution of the enterprise architecture field and a rising marketplace demand. Core courses will partner foundations in enterprise architecture with enterprise strategy, leadership, and organizational behavior.

Marketing Analytics

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics - Marketing Analytics Option
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics

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. Graduate certificate coursework also meets the requirements of the Marketing Analytics Option within the Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics.

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.