David Wessels, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

About David:

Named by BusinessWeek as one of the nation’s top business school instructors, David’s expertise is in corporate valuation, investment banking, and venture capital. He has taught and consulted for clients including Coca-Cola, Deloitte & Touche, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and others. David’s book, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies is a standard text for corporate valuation and performance management.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey
This program meets on three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – IESE in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and CEIBS in Shanghai, China. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Our interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
Academic Director
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and make a greater contribution to strategy development and value creation in your organization.

Venture Capital
Learn how to evaluate venture capital investment opportunities and do due diligence that will uncover pitfalls and mitigate risk.

Wharton/JSF Travel & Tourism Innovation Program
Travel and tourism industry executives will enhance their leadership skills in this innovative strategy program.