Strategy & Innovation

“We bring together faculty from wide, diverse backgrounds — thinking about culture, leadership, and incentive systems — that will help you to implement or execute a whole strategy for your organization.”
— Professor Nicolaj Siggelkow, academic director of Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy

An effective strategy must be at the core of an organization striving to maintain competitive advantage. Our programs will enhance your ability to create and lead strategies that will achieve your organization’s desired outcomes and drive growth for your business.

Professor Harbir Singh on creating a strategic mindset

Advanced Management Program

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.


Biases in Decision Making

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.

Business Essentials for Executives

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.


Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

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.

Corporate Valuation

January 28 - February 1, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.

Creating and Implementing Strategy for Competitive Advantage

February 25 - March 1, 2019 | Philadelphia, 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.


Customer Analytics

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.

Driving Growth through Strategic Partnerships

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.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy

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.

Executive Development Program

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.

Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence

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.

General Management Program

 | Philadelphia, PA

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.

Global Strategic Leadership

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.

Innovation for Growth: Strategies for Creating Value

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.


Leveraging Neuroscience for Business Impact

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.

Mastering Innovation: From Idea to Value Creation

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.

Mergers and Acquisitions

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.


People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

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.


Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

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.

Strategic Thinking and Leadership – India

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)

Strategic Thinking and Leadership – Middle East

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)

The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader

November 12 - 16, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

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.

The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset

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.

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives: Making the Business Case for Security

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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