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The Wharton Difference: Leadership and business acumen that drives performance

Global Perspective

Wharton brings a diverse, global perspective to the classroom, unlocking the value and opportunity that comes from examining issues across business, cultural, and geographic boundaries.


Wharton delivers knowledge with analytical rigor rooted in evidence-based research and extensive industry experience, translated into actionable strategies by our expert faculty.

Wharton Impact

Each year, nearly 10,000 executives worldwide choose Wharton to advance their leadership at every level and make an impact in their organizations.

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Executives around the world choose Wharton Executive Education to help them navigate the speed of change in today’s marketplace.

  • Open Enrollment for Individuals and Groups

    Wharton Executive Education’s programs are highly experiential learning experiences that are designed to advance leaders at every level. To further leverage the value and impact of a program across an organization, send a small group of executives to an open-enrollment program.

  • Custom Programs for Organizations

    Starting from an initial and thorough needs assessment, Wharton draws on the expertise of our dedicated Faculty, Client Relations, and Program Management teams to design and deliver custom programs that are optimal for our clients.

  • Online Learning

    Using the latest technology, Wharton offers executive education online designed to reach all levels of a company’s workforce regardless of employee locations.

Wharton Client Experiences

Iain O’Brien credits Wharton’s Advanced Management Program with significantly expanding his professional and personal network.

Client Successes: Braskem

How can a fast-growing global chemical company create a global leadership mindset among its high-potential managers worldwide while expanding into new markets? That was the challenge facing Brazilian-based Braskem, Latin America’s largest petrochemical company.

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Our Faculty

David Bell

David Bell, PhD

Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Professor Bell is an award-winning teacher and researcher and developed Wharton’s first course on digital marketing and e-commerce. His articles have appeared in all major marketing journals and his research has been recognized with the Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award, three John D.C. Little Best Paper Finalist Awards, and two INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Finalist Awards.

Lessons from the NFL: Studying People Analytics One Draft Pick at a Time

Lessons from the NFL: The Rise of People Analytics

What can your organization learn about recruiting from the National Football League? A lot, it turns out. People Analytics is an emerging field (download PDF article) that utilizes sophisticated data analysis to guide management decisions.

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Personality Is Not Enough

Personality is Not Enough: Two Capabilities Every Leader Needs

Great leadership without strategy can doom organizations to poor performance. The problem today is that too much emphasis is placed on behaviors and personality traits. You cannot be an effective leader by relying on these factors alone.

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The Strategic Leader's Roadmap

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Strategy

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, offers a 6-point checklist for leading strategically that will help managers strengthen their capacity to develop strategy and to lead its execution.

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The Campus Experience

The Wharton is part of the historic University of Pennsylvania, a vibrant university located in the city of Philadelphia. We deliver executive education programs in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Beijing, or at partner sites across the globe.