Posted: March 22, 2023

The Smeal College of Business has a large portfolio of one-year master’s programs targeted at younger, primarily fifth-year audiences.

Smeal College of Business wants to let third- and fourth-year undergraduate and graduate students know about these options for students interested in earning a one-year business-oriented master’s degree. Most of Smeal's one-year master’s programs have STEM designations.

Smeal's current list of one-year, early career master’s programs include:

  • One-Year MBA
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Accounting Analytics
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Real Estate Analysis and Development
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Coming in 2024: Master of Supply Chain Management

In addition, students in these master’s programs have the opportunity to take optional courses in the following areas. These courses can then be applied toward a graduate certificate in these areas if desired.

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting Foundations
  • Negotiation and Influence
  • Business Sustainability Strategy
  • Business Architecture
  • Management Consulting
  • Taxation
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Real Estate Law & Valuation
  • Diversity & Inclusion as Strategy

Smeal's one-year master’s programs are designed to complement any undergraduate degree to help an individual enter a career into various industries. Healthcare, technology, science, and engineering careers can all be elevated with a knowledge of finance/accounting, management and leadership, and strong communication skills. This diversity of skill sets makes our graduates highly attractive to prospective employers. Our career services office provides additional support and guidance to our master’s students to help them with the next steps in their careers.

Here is a video about Smeal's one-year master’s programs from Associate Dean, Brian Cameron, and current master’s students.

An informational webinar specifically showcases the value of pairing a business master’s degree with a non-business undergraduate education is scheduled for March 29th, 2023,  called No Business? No Problem! More information and registration can be found here.