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— Jacqueline Martin, a director of marketing and business development
Whether you need to refresh some existing business skills or quickly develop new ones, Wharton has the right program for your specific need. Our Business Acumen programs, in areas such as Finance, Marketing, and Strategy, are rigorous, practical, and designed for a high level of engagement with our world-class faculty. And, they have one focus — on educating you.
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Upon successful completion of the Advanced Management Program, General Management Program, or Advanced Finance Program, you will earn Wharton alumni status.
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Flexible Learning JourneyPhiladelphia, PA
Acquire the finance skills necessary to remain at the leading edge of success in numerous professions with this program that covers a comprehensive range of finance disciplines. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment Finance programs. Some restrictions will apply.
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December 3 – 6, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Discover how to add commercial real estate to your client’s or institution’s diversified investment portfolio. Become more discerning evaluators of real estate investment partners and opportunities in the U.S. and globally.
October 7 – 11, 2019Philadelphia, PA
The CIMA® certification is the only credential designed specifically for the financial professional who wants to attain a level of competency as an advanced investment consultant. In partnership with the Investments & Wealth Institute®, Wharton offers an intensive educational component of the program to prepare participants for the Certification Examination.
Develop a more effective client-centered practice by drawing heavily on advances in psychology, behavioral finance, evidence-based decision making, and the human sciences to better understand the biases, behaviors, and perceptions that impact client decision making and financial well-being.
January 27 – 31, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to evaluate the financial implications of strategic business decisions through financial modeling. Become more effective at communicating the consequences of financial decisions to your organization’s key stakeholders.
October 28 – November 1, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to use financial data to make more-informed business decisions and to evaluate your firm’s performance. Examine core concepts of finance and accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner.
Enhance your leadership skills and advance your business acumen with a focused curriculum that covers finance, leadership, marketing, and strategy. Earn Wharton alumni status upon completion of six open-enrollment programs. Some restrictions will apply.
October 21 – 25, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Develop investment portfolios that generate the highest return for your level of investment risk. This program provides a solid foundation for building optimal portfolios and effective tools for making better investments.
January 19 – 24, 2020Philadelphia, PA
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.
July 20 – 23, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Gain new approaches for achieving maximum value and increasing your firm’s bottom line. In this program, you’ll learn about the specific challenges facing various industries, including pricing new products, short lifecycle products, dynamic pricing, and bundling products and services.
November 4 – 8, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Gain exposure to the strategies that private equity firms use to structure and finance deals, and create value for their investors. Understand the key drivers in private equity and gain confidence in evaluating investment opportunities.
May 3 – 8, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Experience the rigorous Wharton wealth management curriculum in a confidential setting with other affluent families. High-net-worth investors from more than 50 countries have attended this five-day program offered in conjunction with the Institute for Private Investors (IPI) since 1999.
May 3 – 9, 2020Philadelphia, PA
This program introduces the latest thinking around risk, including, macroeconomic drivers, and equips you with tools to evaluate your exposure. Learn analytical frameworks, strategies, and resources for measuring, managing, and monitoring risk.
Resolve the key challenges companies face when trying to grow rapidly as they transition from tactical, short-term thinking to a long-term focused vision. Learn how to move beyond the startup phase to create a large enterprise of tremendous value.
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and extend your influence across the organization. You will enhance your ability to impact your organization's strategy and value creation.
November 11 – 15, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Learn how your financial institution or firm can effectively manage risk in today’s uncertain economy. Discover whether it is more efficient to take on debt, offer equity, or do a combination of both when making capital structure decisions.
December 8 – 12, 2019San Francisco, CA
This program will provide participants with a rigorous framework both to evaluate investment opportunities and to manage a multi-stage investment process in an innovative firm. Learn how to evaluate venture capital investment opportunities and do due diligence that will uncover pitfalls and mitigate risk.
September 23 – 27, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Demystify the process of creating shareholder value; gain techniques to evaluate the financial impact and value of strategic decisions; and explore issues such as capital structures, diversification, and risk.
Sharpen your analytics mindset and build competency in the skills needed to oversee data-driven business decisions. Discover how to bridge knowledge and communication gaps that may exist between your data science teams and your organization's leadership.
November 18 – 21, 2019Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gain a better understanding of your customers and the role of marketing throughout your organization. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, you will learn how to evaluate new business opportunities, forecast, measure consumer preferences, and set pricing.
Understand and evaluate key aspects of digital marketing, including digital strategy, social media and influencer marketing, to enable successful development and implementation of relevant and powerful digital marketing efforts.
May 18 – 21, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to apply neuroscience principles and technology to shape consumer behavior, improve your decisions, build better teams, strengthen client relationships, and hone marketing and communication strategies.
April 14 – 17, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Discover how to transform people data into useful insight to improve the way people are managed and to enhance their value. Learn to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better talent management tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.
September 15 – 20, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Learn how leading marketers segment and target customers, analyze consumer decisions, develop unique brands, utilize distribution channels, and make effective marketing communication decisions.
September 29 – November 1, 2019Philadelphia, PA
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.
November 17 – 22, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the critical business concepts every successful manager needs to understand in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.
September 30 – October 4, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.
April 27 – 30, 2020Philadelphia, PA
Build mastery in formulating, negotiating, managing, and evaluating alliances. Adopt practical tools for establishing a global strategic position, even with limited time and resources, and for overcoming many of the obstacles inherent in new market expansion and new product development.
Explore the most important factors involved in strategic execution, including leadership, talent management, and organizational design. Learn a logical approach to implementation that will help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles.
September 15 – 27, 2019Philadelphia, PA
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.
December 9 – 13, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Identify and understand your own negotiation style and that of others to negotiate more effectively. Learn transformative techniques and acquire practical tools and frameworks that will improve your ability to negotiate both inside and outside your organization.
October 1 – 4, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Discover how you can formulate a global strategy for your organization and learn how to execute it with speed and agility. Explore ways of serving customers and leading across borders. Expand your organization’s visionary capacity to inspire greater possibilities for your collective future.
Discover a highly effective, process-oriented approach to innovation that can shorten the distance between idea generation and implementation in your health care organization.
November 18 – 21, 2019Philadelphia, PA
Create new business models, launch new products, improve customer experience, and open new markets. With an “Innovation Toolkit,” you can design a flexible innovation process that lets your company quickly adapt to, and profit from, changes in customers, competitors, or markets.
January 13 – 17, 2020Philadelphia, PA
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.
February 5 – 7, 2020Delhi, India
Discover sources of competitive advantage and drivers of sustainability. Strengthen your ability to think and act strategically; create a leader’s checklist to guide your execution of the strategy; and prepare yourself, your team, and your organization to compete, grow, and succeed.
February 2 – 5, 2020Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 14 – 18, 2019Philadelphia, PA
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.
Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision-making processes and develop your authentic leadership style. Find new and effective ways to motivate, inspire and influence your team and colleagues.
November 4 – 7, 2019Philadelphia, PA
There’s an art and science to making strategic business decisions. Explore the best practices and behaviors that lead to good decision-making habits. Learn how to effectively use critical thinking in business and gain a deeper understanding of the role personal judgment and emotions play in the decision-making process.
September 29 – October 4, 2019Philadelphia, PA
This program covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts, and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organization and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.