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The Wharton School, Executive Education

Powerful Learning Solutions for Executives

Wharton helps executives advance their careers at every level. Our world-renowned faculty combines cutting-edge knowledge with innovative program design to transform individuals and organizations. Each year, more than 13,000 executives from around the world choose Wharton. Join us.

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  • Advanced Management Program

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    Demands on senior leaders have never been greater. Wharton’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) will prepare you to meet those demands and give you the knowledge, skills, and instincts to reach new career heights. In five dynamic, transformational weeks, your greatest potential will be tapped. In addition to learning the latest business practices, insights, and trends, you will examine yourself as a leader, exploring your strengths and challenges, developing a leadership philosophy and greater leadership presence, and deepening your emotional intelligence. Through your investment in AMP, you can expect both professional and personal breakthroughs.


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  • Executive Development Program

    Alumi Status 

    In today’s complex, fast-paced, competitive environment, executives must be adept at moving quickly to build new leadership capabilities. Wharton's Executive Development Program (EDP) prepares fast-track leaders to move from mastery of one focused area to success in a broader role, priming them for greater leadership responsibility in large companies and organizations.

     

    This program is designed to increase the business skills and leadership capabilities of managers who lead key divisions of their companies and aspire to be among top leadership in their organizations. EDP takes a multidimensional approach to learning, combining lectures, small/large group discussion, case study, role playing, networking opportunities, executive coaching, and an immersive strategy simulation to provide new insights and give participants opportunities to apply them.


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  • General Management Program

    Alumni Status 

    As an established entrepreneur or a successful senior executive, you’ve already proven yourself through your business accomplishments and professional journey upward. But, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? The General Management Program (GMP) is a unique opportunity for successful executives to accelerate their potential by infusing new knowledge and to prepare for new challenges ahead. With the help of our professional executive coaches, the program allows you to tailor your learning journey to your specific needs.

     

    The General Management Program provides a distinguished academic experience like no other. It’s an exclusive learning journey that allows you to customize your education to your specific knowledge base and continuing career goals.


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  • Advanced Finance Program

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    The Advanced Finance Program is for executives who need to master the necessary financial skills to remain at the leading edge of their professions. Expand your knowledge and deepen your expertise in the areas of corporate finance, investment strategies, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital by taking a total of six open-enrollment finance programs within two years.

     

    This program provides an exclusive, tailored learning journey that allows you to accelerate your learning development in a way that complements your current knowledge base and helps you meet your career goals. You will be taught by the same Wharton faculty who teach in our top-ranked MBA program. Also, the learning environment in many of our finance programs is further enriched by renowned industry leaders and experts who reveal best practices and share highly relevant experiences from the industry front lines.<...
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  • Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence

    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.

     

    The Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence is in a class by itself within the category of negotiations seminars. It will provide you with individualized, personality-based insights as well as a detailed map of the hidden psychology underlying negotiation moves and tactics. You will come away with both enhanced negotiation capabilities and the confidence you need to apply these skills effectively in every aspect of your life.


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  • High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

    Develop the strategic perspective required of global leaders, learn to manage uncertainty and execute your vision, and establish a firm personal foundation that can withstand the pressures of leadership.

     

    You have the potential to be among your organization’s greatest assets — but capitalizing on your abilities requires new knowledge and skills. High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact provides you with both, building your leadership strengths and preparing you for greater challenges. During this program, you will uncover your individual leadership style and develop your strengths. You will work directly with world-renowned experts in leadership development and management, and have a unique opportunity to broaden your global perspective by learning alongside high-potential peers from various countries, vertical industries, business disciplines, and cultural backgrounds.


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  • The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for the Emerging Leadership

    Today’s business climate of continuous change and hyper-competition demands great leaders. But making the transition from competent to great requires getting trusted guidance while tapping into strengths and vulnerabilities as you develop your leadership identity.The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for Emerging Leadership accelerates the process.

     

    The program is built on the philosophy that to be an effective leader in today’s volatile business economy you need to understand who you are as a leader, appreciate your role on a team, and be able to navigate the environment in which the team operates. This program takes a highly personal approach to help you examine your current leadership style, and gives you a priceless opportunity to refine it with new knowledge and practice.


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  • Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success

    Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success draws on new research and insights — as well as on challenging times and pivotal leadership moments in history — to provide you with strategies to strengthen your leadership and build a highly effective team for getting the job done, both today and tomorrow.

     

    This program focuses on strengthening your personal capacity to produce results, and the capacity of others to do the same. Highly interactive, Becoming a Leader of Leaders blends team exercises, case discussions, computer simulations, and personal development sessions to help clarify your principles and goals and put them into practice. By attending this program, you will expand your capacity to think strategically, communicate persuasively, and act decisively, and do so in a way that builds resilience in yourself, those around you, and the organization.


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  • Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

    Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success is an executive leadership program for women that features the latest Wharton faculty research in work motivation and engagement, career development, internal coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership roles. Participants will gain invaluable insight into their personal leadership styles and career strengths, and master the building blocks of business acumen.

     

    With a dual focus on clarity and confidence, this program delivers sophisticated business and leadership concepts that have immediate and practical application for today’s women business leaders, allowing them to improve their leadership capabilities and advance their career.


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  • Leveraging Neuroscience for Business Impact

    Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience are helping us understand more about what holds people's attention and what motivates them. The real and potential business applications are astounding.Leveraging Neuroscience for Business Impact will show you how the brain works and how to apply neuroscience principles in your organization to shape and improve management, team-building, and innovation.


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  • Business Essentials for Executives

    Wharton’s Business Essentials for Executives core curriculum covers traditional management disciplines with an emphasis on analytical rigor, including marketing, operations, accounting, finance, strategy, negotiations, and leadership. This essential knowledge is particularly beneficial for executives with a non-business background and those who have extensive experience within one functional area. Personal assessments, daily integration sessions, and a webinar after the program is over ensure that learning applies directly to each participant’s current leadership and business challenges.


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  • Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

    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.

     

    Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age enables business leaders to learn and adopt this process — that eliminates guesswork and subjectivity and can be duplicated across all areas of the organization — and uncover potential innovations that range from simple but highly effective adjustments to industry-disrupting changes that are difficult or even impossible to copy.


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  • Strategy and Management for Competitive Advantage

    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.

     

    Strategy and Management for Competitive Advantage helps you evaluate your current strategy and provides you with the tools to create and implement new strategies.ou will come away with well-tested tools and frameworks that will clarify and enhance your strategic thinking. The program also introduces participants to Connected Strategy, a new model based on the technology-driven ways firms are now able to connect with customers.


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  • Mastering Innovation: From Idea to Value Creation

    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.

     

    Mastering Innovation: From Idea to Value Creation gives you the frameworks, tools, methodologies and disciplines to develop and install a process for innovation. This program imparts immediately applicable methods that help you fully understand a need, create a solution to meet that need, and develop a sustainable business model in which your solution is worth more than the cost of delivering it.


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  • People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

    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.

     

    In People Analytics: HR Transformation Through Data, you will learn how to fully engage in your organization’s analytics and positively impact the way you manage talent. The program covers the basic statistical and analytic approaches that allow companies to transform people data into useful insights, and surveys the different ways in which leading edge organizations are using data to change the way they manage people.


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  • Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

    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.
     

    Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth takes a holistic view of the process, incorporating strategy, finance, and leadership. These three pivotal elements, and how they work together to create a viable plan for growth, form the foundation of the program. The program will take you from start to finish as you explore whether the timing is right for your organization and then determine how to move forward by creating an actionable plan.


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  • Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager

    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.

     

    Emphasizing the importance of financial data on the decision-making process, Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager allows non-financial business executives to become better users of financial information so they can be more strategic contributors to their organization. No matter what functional background you have — strategy, marketing, engineering, or operations — you'll learn concepts around accounting in a straightforward, easy-to-grasp manner, enabling you to use finance instruments to add value when your company makes growth and strategic allocation decisions.


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  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    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.
     

    In Mergers and Acquisitions, an interdisciplinary team of Wharton professors makes sense of the complexities of this topic and helps you develop and implement successful strategies to support your company's mergers and acquisitions activity. You will learn how to integrate the strategic, managerial, economic, and financial decisions that affect the execution of mergers and acquisitions. You and your peers will gain new insight into why acquisition strategy is related to all elements of the process, including valuation, negotiation, deal structure, due diligence, and integration.


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  • Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value

    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.

     

    Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value is designed for institutional investors as well as investment professionals aspiring to be better private equity managers. This private equity program, taught by renowned Wharton finance faculty, will deliver the latest information about the private equity sector, while teaching the latest concepts investors need to know to confidently evaluate investment opportunities in the private equity space and to build optimal investment processes. 


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  • The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner

    In The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner, you will not only learn and adopt the critical skills of a deeper understanding of strategy, increased leadership skills, and an ability to effectively communicate financial acumen and knowledge to nonfinancial colleagues, but also use them to elevate your leadership role.

     

    The program offers a strategic toolbox to help you be a better advisor to and decision maker for your company. Wharton creates a live lab where you and your peers, also seasoned CFOs, learn from real-life case examples and apply frameworks to different situations that go beyond the profit and loss statement — enabling you to drive strategic investments for the future. You will leave the program better equipped to handle internal and external pressures, including the growing role of activist shareholders.


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  • Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance

    In today's global economy, identifying and responding to fast-moving financial developments requires an objective framework to analyze and evaluate the opportunities and risks.

     

    Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate Finance offers a deep dive into the areas of corporate finance required for senior finance executives to make informed decisions and mitigate financial risk, including a macroeconomic view of today's global economy. Led by Wharton's renowned faculty, this program brings finance executives up-to-date on issues such as fintech and financial regulations, which are currently changing and disrupting the corporate landscape. Finance executives who must be out in front of such disruptions will benefit from this program.


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  • Venture Capital

    Venture capital is the fuel that drives emerging companies and ambitious entrepreneurs worldwide. Venture Capital, a program from Wharton Executive Education, will lift the veil on one of the most exciting and perhaps least transparent areas in finance. Designed for investors and entrepreneurs alike, participants will come away with a greater understanding of how venture capital (VC) works; how the best venture capitalists source, screen, and value deals; and how to design contracts that protect both investors and founders. 

     

    This program is designed for those who invest capital, such as angel investors as well as institutional investors and their advisors; entrepreneurs seeking funding for their companies in their early stages of growth; and government leaders looking to encourage entrepreneurship in local markets.


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  • Assessing Commercial Real Estate Investments and Markets

    Assessing Commercial Real Estate Investments and Markets is for investment professionals who are not currently focused on real estate but wish to explore its potential for inclusion in their portfolios. Deepen your understanding of the different classes of real estate and explore the pros and cons of various ways to invest, from direct investing, to REITs, to private equity, and to investing in real estate debt.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.
     


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  • Digital Marketing Strategies for the Digital Economy

    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.

     

    Digital Marketing Strategies for the Digital Economy explores the latest emerging commerce and social media technologies, helping you understand and embrace current disruptive innovations in marketing. We focus first on the fundamentals of digital marketing — the behaviors we aim to shape — and then on the strategies and tactics required. Our faculty will distill this knowledge into actionable strategies you can start using immediately to engage your customers and gain substantial returns. 


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  • Customer Analytics

    Explore the upside — and the downside — of complex data models, and understand the importance of transparency in data collection and analysis.

     

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning could be rocket fuel for your business, adding tremendous value to the entire enterprise, but only if you know how to harness and leverage them. Customer Analytics for Growth Using Machine Learning, AI, and Big Data will sharpen your analytics mindset, enabling you to bridge any knowledge gap that may exist between your data science teams and the C-suite. Here you will learn how to convert model based recommendations into actionable insights and better managerial decisions.


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    Executive Education
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