Christian Terwiesch, PhD

Christian Terwiesch

Andrew M. Heller Professor; Department Chairperson and Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management, The Wharton School; Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

Analyzing operational performance, innovation management, R&D management

About Christian:

Christian Terwiesch is the department chair and a professor in Wharton’s Operations, Information and Decisions department and co-director of Penn’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. He also holds a faculty appointment in Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. He has written multiple books and published extensively in many of the leading academic journals ranging from Management Science to The New England Journal of Medicine. He is an award winning teacher with extensive experience in MBA teaching, online courses, and executive education. In addition to his teaching and his research, Professor Terwiesch is host of “Work of Tomorrow”, a national radio show on Sirius XM 132. He holds a doctoral degree from INSEAD and a Diploma from the University of Mannheim.

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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.

Executive Development Program

Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires new knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, cross-border communication, and global leadership.

Mastering Innovation: Strategy, Process, and Tools

Academic Director

Innovation is a process that can be managed and perfected to help organizations increase their value and achieve new levels of success. Become the catalyst for company-wide change when you learn how to construct the architecture that drives innovation in an organization.

Strategy and Management for Competitive Advantage

Accurately assess your competition and enhance your ability to make tough tradeoffs while developing new strategies that connect more continuously with customers.