About Wharton

Explore New Ideas

to reimagine business

Innovative learning, guided by world-renowned faculty, that challenges assumptions and encourages experimentation.

Drive Business Results

through real-world application

An integrated approach that includes analytics, evidence-based research, and experiential learning.

Transform Leaders

who redefine success

The vision, confidence, and knowledge to inspire greater performance and create lasting impact.

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Our Mission & Vision

To be your best-in-class education partner for transformational learning that prepares today’s global business leaders and organizations for greater impact and long-term success.


Wharton provides world-class executive education that is innovative, evidence-based, practical, and results-focused to prepare individuals and organizations for greater success.

Highly experiential programs prepare executives with leadership and business acumen to accelerate professional success.

Wharton faculty and our expert program design team deliver learning solutions that meet your organizational needs and drive sustainable results.

Wharton innovates the way professionals learn and organizations develop talent with powerful knowledge that is scalable, flexible, and convenient.

Wharton Client Experiences

I took the Venture Capital program to see if there were any gaps in my knowledge, identify them, and learn how to fill them. There were a lot of things that I knew and was very familiar with, but it was great to have multiple professors looking at venture capital from various perspectives. They are not only finance academics but also have a tremendous amount of hands-on experience, and helped me gain real-world skills. The program was truly a master class in the field, fantastic for anyone who is serious about venture capital at any stage of their career.”

Katya Fisher Investment Director, Legal Advisor at Runa Capital

Dan enrolled in the Advanced Finance Program with more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, but with limited exposure to alternative investments. He credits the professors’ expertise, flawless technology, and interaction between faculty and peers as creating a “heightened learning experience” that he highly recommends.


Client Successes: Citi

How does a global bank retain its most successful financial advisors while strengthening the skills to maximize their effectiveness serving wealth management clients? That was the talent investment challenge facing Citi, a leading global bank with approximately 200 million customer accounts, which operates in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions

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Our Faculty

Gad Allon

Gad Allon, PhD

Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Director, Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology

The focus of Dr. Allon’s research is on operations management in general, and service operations and operations strategy in particular. He studies models of information sharing among firms and customers — both in service and retail settings — as well as competition models in the service industry. He has published in the top academic research journals in his field, and is an award-winning educator, teaching courses on scaling operations and operations strategy. Professor Allon has also been an innovative leader in many educational technology initiatives, and regularly consults firms both on service strategy and operations strategy.

The Science of Blockbusters: What Makes a Good Story?

The Science of Blockbusters: What Makes a Good Story?

We typically think of stories as the product of a magic, creative process that can’t predictably lead to success or failure. But new research is helping us to understand the science of stories to create content in a way that will better impact our audience.

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Leading a Change Initiative? Start by Changing Yourself

Leading a Change Initiative? Start with Changing Yourself

An executive with 20 years of experience came to the Advanced Management Program to overcome a challenge: helping to lead company-wide digital transformation.

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The Conscience Code

The Conscience Code: Lead with Your Values, Enhance Your Career

When confronted with ethical misconduct at work, most people think their best option is to remain silent. Professor G. Richard Shell says there’s a better way: follow a research-based, step-by-step approach for resolving them, replacing regret with long-term career success as a leader of conscience.

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Plan Your Stay

The Wharton School is part of the historic University of Pennsylvania, a vibrant university located in the city of Philadelphia. Learn more about accommodations and planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia or San Francisco campuses, or Penn’s Beijing campus.