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Our Financial Focus

The Smeal College of Business prepares students to succeed and stay connected in the financial world.

The Smeal College of Business prepares students to succeed and stay connected in the financial world. With a rigorous curriculum as the foundation, Smeal students hone their fundamental skills in the classroom, learning from leading faculty in one of the top business school facilities in the nation.

Outside the classroom, students have the unique opportunity to test those skills as managers of a multi-million-dollar investment portfolio. Since its inception in 2005, the college's Nittany Lion Fund has been a proving ground for students with Wall Street aspirations. More Students than ever are making their way into top financial firms because of the experiences gained from managing real money from real investors.

After graduation, Smeal alumni in the financial world remain connected with Penn State and each other as part of the nation’s largest alumni network. Initiatives such as the Lions on Wall Street alumni group help to strengthen the bonds initially created at Smeal.