School at a Glance

School at a Glance

At a GlanceGeneral Facts

Hallmarks and Distinctions

  • Programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for schools of business. Only 5 percent of colleges and universities worldwide have obtained this designation, including world-class business schools like Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Yale.
  • The school is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Business Schools and the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Business Schools. In the Princeton Review report, students surveyed cited Penn State Behrend's MBA program as "the best value for a working student in the local area," and said that Penn State Behrend enjoys "an outstanding reputation" and is "the best school, academically, for the region."
  • The Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies degree is offered jointly with the School of Engineering, and is one of the first and only of its kind in the country.
  • The Black School of Business is the first school in the country to offer education and certification for both Oracle and SAP software systems.
  • The Black School of Business understands the global marketplace and prepares our graduates for success in a global community. To do so, the school strongly encourages students to participate in global education opportunities.


We educate and empower minds to learn by doing, adapting, and reinventing business – the right way.

Vision 2020

Thinking across boundaries. Learning by doing. Innovating through collaboration.

The Black School of Business will be a leader in creating an innovative academic learning environment by building and leveraging partnerships among students, faculty, disciplines, and industry to turn tomorrow’s business challenges into opportunities.