Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate school of business, Wharton is among the world’s largest global business schools, reaching the broadest international audience with an ever-expanding range of programs and services. Wharton’s unique heritage and deep commitment to its foundational values continue to inspire the institutional mission of the Wharton School: to apply unparalleled intellectual resources to prepare business leaders who fuel the growth of industries and economies throughout the world. Commitment to innovation
- Wharton's innovative spirit flows from our faculty, which includes more than 250 of the world's leading experts in 11 academic disciplines and countless subspecialties. In fact, they are the most widely published and cited business research faculty in the world.
- Wharton's research enterprise is supported by 18 research centers and programs, which promote a broad range of interdisciplinary scholarship to challenge, test and refine traditionally accepted business assumptions and create new knowledge that advances business practice.
- Wharton develops technology-enhanced learning tools to engage students in real-world exercises that challenge them to apply principles learned across disciplines and business environments. Several of these tools have been licensed to more than 40 other business schools.
- Specialized interdisciplinary programs in global business, life sciences, technology management, retailing and ethics — among others — leverage the broad expertise of Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania to prepare students and arm executives with the skills and knowledge to meet emerging opportunities and challenges.
Broad expertise and global outreach
- Wharton's student body includes more than 4,800 students each year. More than 30 percent of Wharton students are from countries other than the United States, and with more than 60 nations represented in its student body, a unique array of political, social and cultural perspectives enriches class discussions and lays the groundwork for greater understanding of global business issues.
- Undergraduates can choose from 17 concentrations, MBA students from 18, and doctoral candidates from 11. More than 200 elective courses are available in our degree programs. The executive education division offers more than 40 open enrollment programs and can create customized programs in management, strategy, marketing, corporate governance, finance and industry-specific topics.
- More than 700,000 readers from 189 countries tap into our faculty expertise through our online portal. It is the only business school knowledge resource offered without charge and in four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese).
- Annual Global Alumni Forums bring together Wharton graduates, business leaders and policymakers to discuss the top issues of business and to build lasting partnerships focused on the development of regional and world markets.
- With our campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, and bases in Europe and Asia through our partner INSEAD's campuses in France and Singapore, Wharton operates around the world, delivering degree programs and executive development courses.
- With more than 81,000 alumni living and working in 140 countries around the world, the Wharton School has the largest international business school alumni network. Our alumni lead major global firms, run successful entrepreneurial ventures, serve in positions of political and social leadership, and provide unparalleled volunteer and philanthropic support in their communities.
Deep engagement with leading businesses and policymakers
- Wharton's research is supported by the world's leading companies. This academic-industry partnership combines scholarship and best-practice analysis to promote and advance small business development and entrepreneurial ventures; ethics and corporate governance; the financial services industry; health care; insurance, risk management, and pension and retirement plans; the real estate industry; retailing; and the development and commercialization of new technologies, ranging from information management tools to biotechnology applications.
- Major companies that participate in our executive education programs bring their own live case studies to Wharton professors for answers.
- Wharton faculty also work with local and national governments across the world, helping to draft economic policy, advising on policy implementation and training top leaders. Recent projects have included work with the United Nations, China, South Africa, India, Israel, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Poland, Indonesia, Turkmenistan and Turkey.
- More than 800 companies recruit their next generation of leaders from Wharton every year.
Full-time MBA, Executive MBA
$ 44,975 - $ 142,440