Our Focus

An overview of the areas of focus associated with the Masters of Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

The Master of Professional Studies in Management and Organizational Leadership from the Penn State Smeal College of Business is designed to provide you with both functional expertise and broad business perspective to propel your career forward.

Principled Leadership

The academic and professional integrity initiative at the college began several years ago within our MBA community and serves as the foundation for our focus on principled leadership. Our graduates carry the honor code and its responsibilities with them into the business world. 

Functional Expertise

The rigorous MOL curriculum focuses on business fundamentals with coursework in areas such as accounting, economics, and statistical analysis. Functional courses build competencies in specific areas of business including finance, marketing, and supply chain management, with a focus on communication and team process skills to help you get the job done.

Integrated Perspective

The MOL program provides a broad business outlook, while experiential opportunities focus on leadership and communication, resulting in a well-rounded, integrated perspective covering all facets of the business world.

Global Perspective

With a community of students drawn from countries around the world, cross-cultural insight and discussion are fundamental parts of the MOL experience. As an MOL student, you will gain a unique perspective on a range of critical business topics. Global business content is integrated throughout the MOL curriculum, and the Global Perspectives Practicum provides an additional opportunity to sharpen your international focus.