A program designed to help senior executives sharpen their skills to lead in the evolving business environment.

April 15, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Global CxO Program for senior executives aiming to build leadership abilities in a fast-paced landscape and develop a growth-oriented mindset. The program is being launched in collaboration with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality upskilling education accessible and affordable.

According to McKinsey & Co., 83 percent of global leaders feel unprepared for their new roles. Today’s globally connected world demands new leadership skills with an unconventional approach to business. Expanded global C-suite responsibilities require an increased focus on the customer experience and an eye for disruption and innovation in any function. The Wharton Executive Education Global CxO Program is specifically designed to cater to this growing need.

“Organizations across the world are undergoing massive changes in the way they function and conduct business. This paradigm shift has necessitated the need for CXOs who can effectively grasp the changing dynamics of the business landscape and strategize for success. The Global CxO Program from Wharton Executive Education has been designed to help senior executives sharpen their skills to lead in the evolving business environment,” says Emilie R. Feldman, academic director for the Global CxO Program and professor of management at the Wharton School.

Alongside Feldman, other renowned Wharton faculty for the program include Gad Allon, Martine Haas, Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez, Nicolaj Siggelkow, Michael Useem, and David Wessels. In addition, the program will feature thought leaders and industry experts sharing their unique perspectives about global leadership.

Wharton faculty have designed the program curriculum keeping in mind the current skill set required from global CXOs and changing industry trends. “This new immersive curriculum from Wharton Executive Education, designed specifically for global C-suite leaders, will empower them to learn from one of the world’s leading business schools and equip them with the tools they need to drive their function forward,” says Feldman.

The comprehensive 9- to 12-month program will help executives transition into the C-suite to lead a values-driven global organization while tackling short- and long-term business challenges.

The Global CxO Program comprises three core modules spanning 18 weeks, three online electives taught over six weeks each, and a two-day on-campus networking and graduation event. Additionally, participants will engage in interactive fireside chats and guest lectures from global industry experts, enabling them to immediately apply the concepts to their organizations. They will also explore real-world case studies, work on an executive reflection, and interact with diverse peers from across the globe to gain new perspectives.

“This program will help global C-suite executives effectively lead strategy in their organizations and drive their functions toward success. We at Emeritus are excited to collaborate with Wharton Executive Education in helping senior leaders accelerate their impact,” says Lisa Rohrer, president of university partnerships at Emeritus.

The Global CxO Program is priced at US$20,000, including teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The program starts on June 23, 2022 and is now open for enrollment through Emeritus. For more information about the program, visit: https://online-execed.wharton.upenn.edu/global-cxo-program.

About Emeritus

Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies, and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 2,000 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its US$650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at US$3.2 billion and is backed by Accel, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Bertelsmann.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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