“If you want to stay current, if you want to stay relevant, absolutely take part in Wharton’s executive development programs.”
— 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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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, 2018 | Philadelphia, 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.
January 28 - February 1, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
April 1 - 3, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
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.
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 29 - November 2, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Learn how to use financial data to make 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 22 - 26, 2018 | Philadelphia, 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 20 - 25, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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 22 - 25, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
Gain exposure to the strategies that private equity firms use to structure and finance a deal and create value for their investors. Understand the key drivers in private equity and gain confidence in evaluating investment opportunities.
May 5 - 10, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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 5 - 11, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
This program provides executives in banking and related fields with analytical frameworks, strategies, and resources for measuring, managing, and monitoring risk.
December 9 - 13, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
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.
April 15 - 19, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
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.
November 12 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, 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.
Learn how to evaluate venture capital investment opportunities and do due diligence that will uncover pitfalls and mitigate risk.
February 18 - 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
February 25 - March 1, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
Gain an in-depth understanding of new forms of customer data, enhance your ability to forecast customer behavior, and acquire the skills to develop and execute effective monetization strategies.
December 9 - 12, 2018 | Dubai, 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. (DUBAI)
December 10 - 13, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Understand and evaluate key aspects of digital marketing, including digital strategy and social media, to enable successful development and implementation of relevant and powerful digital marketing efforts.
May 13 - 16, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
March 31 - April 5, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
Learn how leading marketers segment and target customers, analyze consumer decisions, develop unique brands, utilize distribution channels, and make effective marketing communication decisions.
May 26 - June 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
Learn to identify, prevent, and mitigate the effects of the six categories of biases responsible for most decision mistakes. Come away with techniques for arriving at better decisions for individual leaders, teams, and organizations.
November 11 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Drawing on key faculty and content from Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program, this program introduces you to the fundamentals every successful manager needs in marketing, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership.
May 13 - 17, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
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.
April 15 - 18, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
April 8 - 12, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
Explore the most important factors involved in implementation, including leadership, talent management, and organizational design. Learn a logical approach to execution that will help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles.
November 4 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.
December 3 - 7, 2018 | Philadelphia, 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, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
November 12 - 15, 2018 | Philadelphia, 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, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
Become the catalyst for company-wide change when you learn how to construct the architecture that drives innovation in an organization.
March 25 - 28, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
Discover how to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better human resources tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.
February 5 - 7, 2019 | Delhi, 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. (INDIA)
February 3 - 6, 2019 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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. (MIDDLE EAST)
Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision-making processes and develop an authentic leadership style that is true to your personality. Find new and effective ways to motivate and inspire your work colleagues and associates.
May 21 - 24, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.
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