C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East

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As a business leader in the Middle East, you face a unique set of challenges as the region continues to expand its influence amid rapid changes in the global landscape. While remaining upbeat about regional growth prospects, you are required to navigate geopolitical conflict, inflation, macroeconomic volatility, and technological disruption. This demands a multidimensional leadership approach backed by a deep understanding of local markets as well as global interconnectedness.

The C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East from Wharton Executive Education is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire advanced leadership skills, rethink strategies, and adapt to keep your organization at the forefront of progress. This comprehensive six-month senior leadership program will help you look ahead to the future and unlock new paths to business growth.

Program Highlights

  • Analyze organizational value and readiness to scale, recognizing the drivers of corporate value and their trade-offs
  • Evaluate the strategic implications of competitor actions, and gain insights into the role of acquisitions, alliances, and divestitures in creating greater shareholder value
  • Establish a strong leadership presence, build credibility, and inspire and influence others within your organization
  • Cultivate a strategic mindset to set actionable goals and gain a competitive advantage
  • Gain genuine connections with senior executives across sectors, and leverage immense learning opportunities and potential partnerships
  • Strategically consider networking opportunities, and establish genuine connections that can yield long-term benefits and potential partnerships
  • Customize your communication style and message to engage your audience and advance your leadership agenda


Duration: 6 months

Online + On Campus*

*In-person sessions led by Wharton faculty in Dubai, U.A.E.

The program fee is US$24,000 and covers teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The fee does not include accommodation for the on-campus networking and graduation, transport expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.

Program Format

The C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East is expertly crafted to develop you into a well-rounded leader equipped with the necessary mindset and knowledge to maximize your personal potential and your organization’s success. You will learn through a combination of interactive online sessions, in-person lectures led by Wharton faculty in Dubai and the United States, relevant case studies, and guest speakers who are accomplished C-suite leaders in the Middle East and alumni of the Wharton School. You will emerge ready to embrace change and design a future-thinking organization that thrives in an evolving business landscape.

Three core modules

(18 weeks total)

Executive Presence and Influence (live online and online) Strategic Thinking and Leadership (in person)
Executing Growth Strategy (online)

Three-days on-campus + one day off site—Immersion and Networking Event

Who Should Attend

The C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East is ideal for business leaders in the region who are seeking to grow their businesses and organizations. This can include current C-suite executives wanting to augment their strategic leadership skills with innovative thinking and C-suite aspirants looking to acquire executive leadership capabilities.

It is particularly beneficial for:

  • Senior-level executives and general managers seeking to enhance their impact within their organizations
  • Entrepreneurs who lead their own organizations
  • Emerging leaders looking to accelerate their impact

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Pathway to Wharton Alumni Status

After completing the C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton Alumni Status.

Executives who successfully complete the C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East have the option of applying to the General Management Program (GMP). The GMP provides a further opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and business acumen with a flexible curriculum. The C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East provides one credit towards the six required to complete the GMP and earn alumni status. Learn more about GMP ».

Upon qualifying for Wharton Alumni Status, you will be eligible to receive:

  • Full access to become a member of 77+ Wharton Alumni Clubs
  • Invitation to attend future Wharton Global Alumni Forums
  • A Wharton email address

Please also note that participation in the C-Suite Leaders Program—Middle East (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at the University of Pennsylvania or the Wharton School (or, to Wharton’s knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a University of Pennsylvania or Wharton transcript; and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, or to any other university or institution.

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Harbir Singh

Harbir Singh, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Wharton School Faculty Director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Corporate governance, corporate restructuring, management buyouts, strategies for corporate acquisitions

Exequiel Hernandez

Exequiel Hernandez, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Immigration, global networks, firm internationalization, innovation, corporate strategy

Cade Massey

Cade Massey, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: People analytics, judgment under uncertainty, organizational behavior