Penn State's Smeal College of Business has announced plans to launch a new master's-level business program aimed at recent graduates from the STEM—science, technology, engineering, or technology—fields.
Modeled after the first year of Smeal's full-time MBA program, the new Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership Program (MMOL) will focus on foundational business courses in topics such as finance, supply chain management, and marketing, among others.
The program is designed to help students with technical skills better understand business concepts. “Employers consistently tell us that they value technical capabilities in areas like engineering, science, and technology, but that their strongest job candidates also understand the world of business and have the ability to communicate effectively,” says Brian Cameron, associate dean for Professional Master’s Programs at Smeal.
“This program is designed to increase the marketability of students who haven’t had substantial business training or experience and enhance their ability to compete for accelerated leadership roles early in their careers.”
To apply for the new Management and Organizational Leadership Program, interested candidates should ideally have less than 18 months of work experience. Applicants will also be asked to submit GRE or GMAT scores, although these can be waived under some circumstances.
The program will launch in 2017. Applications will open this summer.
For more information, please see Smeal's MMOL program webpage or watch the introductory video below.
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