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Penn State Behrend MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is featured in “The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.” The guide, published by the Princeton Review, calls the college’s MBA program “the best value for a working student in the local area.”

August 17-20, 2017: Welcome Week

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Fall 2017 Welcome Week

Graduate Salary and Employment Data

Salary Information for Graduates:

Contact ACPC for Penn State Behrend graduate salaries.


National Salary Information:

Career & Internship Fair Information for Employers

Hold the date:  Spring Career & Internship Fair, Thursday, March 16, 2017


What Employers Want

Candidate Skills and Qualities

Employers rate the importance of candidate skills/qualities:

5-point scale: 1=Not important; 2=Not very important; 3=Somewhat important; 4=Very important; and 5=Extremely important

New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation is a half-day program for you and your family members. It will familiarize you, as a first-year incoming student, with the opportunities, resources, and services available at Penn State. Our advisers will help you with your educational planning for your first semester.

New Student Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation Dates

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, you will meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for your time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester.

Gaining Experience

Gaining experience is one of the best ways for you to learn whether or not a field or career may be of interest to you. It can also be a way for you to develop skills that would be applicable across a number of fields. Consider some of the strategies below for developing these skills:

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