Penn State Intercom......June 21, 2001

Executive Programs
ranked among world's best

Penn State Executive Programs at The Smeal College of Business were ranked 22nd overall in the third annual Financial Times' rankings of international non-degree executive education programs.

The rankings were released June 4 and are compiled from the responses of executive education course participants, corporate purchasers and a survey of business schools.

Penn State was ranked fifth overall among public universities and third overall in the Big Ten. Columbia Business School, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University rounded out the top three in the overall ranking. Penn State was ranked 12th overall among executive education providers in the United States.

Penn State also appeared 28th in the international ranking of custom programs and 23rd in the open enrollment ranking. In addition, Executive Programs was ranked fourth in the world for follow-up after the program and fifth in the world for program design.

Executive Programs at Penn State annually draw representation from more than 40 countries. Penn State Executive Programs in Smeal College is currently accepting reservations for all 2001 sessions. For more information about open enrollment or custom program solutions, call (800) 311-6364 or check the Web at