Black School of Business students attend classes in Burke Center

Black School of Business

A Best Business School

—U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review

The Black School of Business is the only business school in the region accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for management education. You’ll also find us listed among America’s Best Business Schools and the Best 300 Business Schools in the country.

Black School of Business students benefit from all the resources of a global research institution while enjoying all the advantages of learning in a smaller, multidisciplinary setting. We educate in a high-tech academic environment, the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, and offer unique learning opportunities made possible by a $20 million endowment from the late insurance executive Samuel P. Black Jr. and his wife, Irene.

Mark Nachman has been appointed Executive in Residence for this year.

The Executive in Residence program invites executives at the cutting edge of business to share their experience and expertise with students and faculty. Appointed by the Director of the Black School of Business to renewable one-year terms, executives in residence bring enthusiasm and industry perspective to the classroom environment, research projects, and learning-by-doing opportunities.

A professor and an MIS student meet with a business client.

If your academic and career interests intersect at “business” and “technology,” Management Information Systems might be the major for you. You’ll take core courses in both business and programming so that you can apply information technology in ways that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of strategic decision-making.

Students walk by the Lion Shrine at Penn State Behrend

The best way to see if any college is right for you is to visit campus. Penn State Behrend hosts one major Saturday visitation event each semester, plus individual appointments most weekdays. Can’t make it to campus? Take our virtual 360-degree tour.