Sam and Irene Black School of Business

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business is the business school of Pennsylvania State University – Erie, The Behrend College, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Penn State Behrend is a part of the Pennsylvania State University commonwealth system. It was founded in 1998 when The Black family donated a gift of $20 million to the college.[1] The school of business is located in the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center on the campus of Penn State Behrend.

Sam and Irene Black School of Business
DirectorGreg Filbeck
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The college is accredited in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and offers undergraduate degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • General Business
  • Economics
  • Business Economics
  • Business, Liberal Arts & Science
  • Finance
  • Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies
  • International Business
  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing

In addition to the numerous undergraduate degrees offered, the business school also offers graduate degrees in:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Project Management

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business also offers the following optional programs at the undergraduate level:

  • Certificate in Financial Planning (CFA)
  • SAP Certificate
  • Bloomberg Financial - Equity Certification
  • Bloomberg Financial - Fixed Income Certification



Center for Credit and Consumer Research/
Economic Research institute of Erie (E.R.I.E)

In addition to the two research groups mentioned above, Penn State Behrend also encourages its students to participate in undergraduate research.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "School at a Glance". Penn State Behrend.
  2. ^ "Black School of Business". Penn State Behrend.

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Coordinates: 42°07′08″N 79°58′59″W / 42.119°N 79.983°W / 42.119; -79.983