Christian Terwiesch, PhD

Christian Terwiesch

Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School; Department Chair and Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions; Professor of Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine; Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management

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: From Idea to Value Creation

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

Learn to accurately assess the competition; design a compelling strategy; leverage your firm’s capabilities to full advantage; and obtain necessary resources through alliances, acquisitions, and internal corporate ventures.