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Christian Terwiesch

Christian Terwiesch, PhD

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

Wharton’s flagship leadership program is a transformational and immersive program for senior executives who are at the peak of their careers. This intellectually rigorous and highly experiential program will define you as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Upon completion, you will be granted highly sought-after Wharton alumni status.

Analytics for Strategic Growth: AI, Smart Data, and Customer Insights

Harness the power of analytics to transform and strengthen your business strategies. Led by a powerhouse team of Wharton faculty, this multidisciplinary program guides you through the most current skills and best practices to help you overcome real-world challenges by understanding, cultivating, socializing, and employing data.

Executive Development Program

Ascend to greater levels of management by honing your business acumen in multiple core competencies and advance your strategic decision-making capabilities to think faster, smarter, and more creatively. Intensive executive coaching from Wharton’s world-renowned faculty prepares you to lead your organization through the massive disruption happening in industries everywhere.

Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading Through Change

In order to successfully lead within the ever-changing health care environment, you need a deeper understanding of the shifting technologies, trends, economics, and dynamics within the ecosystem. Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading Through Change leverages the world-renowned Wharton MBA and Wharton's Health Care Management program faculty to provide unparalleled perspective on the health care industry while strengthening your key leadership skills and overall business acumen. You’ll return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact across all areas with the enhanced decision-making abilities and in-depth skills you need to cultivate innovation and propel your organization forward.

Mastering Innovation: Strategy, Process, and Tools

Academic Director

Create and activate the innovation that drives your organization toward sustained growth. Return to your workplace with the ability to empower and commercialize the tools, technology, and principles necessary to build an architecture that triggers a culture of thriving innovation.

Strategy and Management for Competitive Advantage

Create and sustain competitive advantages that propel your company forward during the most challenging times. Learn to make the crucial hard choices and tradeoffs that position your company for success while strengthening your customer relationships.