WEMBA Alumna Reflects on Decision to Self-Sponsor

Marla Bleavins, WG'12

A lot of serious thought and financial preparation go into the decision to sponsor yourself in Wharton’s EMBA program. However, it often results in significant career impact for students who choose that path. Alumna Marla Bleavins, WG’12, is a good example. She was recently named deputy executive director and chiefRead More

Wharton Alumni Magazine Features EMBA Program’s 40th Anniversary

Wharton’s MBA for Executives Program has experienced quite a few turning points since it was launched in 1975. While many aspects that made the program unique then have stayed the same, the program has evolved in significant ways to always meet the changing demands and expectations of students. One bigRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Featured on Shark Tank

Zander Adell

Zander Adell, WG’12, came to Wharton San Francisco’s EMBA program to help him transition from artist to entrepreneur. Now, he’s the founder and CEO of Doorman, which was recently featured on the ABC show Shark Tank. We asked Zander to tell us about how his Wharton education is helping himRead More

Wharton EMBA Degree Makes International Impact

Gus Giraldo, WG'06

Wharton EMBA alumnus Gus Giraldo, WG’06, CEO and country manager of CIGNA Thailand, says that his Wharton education has been very valuable in accelerating his international career. We asked him to tell us more about his experience at Wharton. Here is what he said: On coming to Wharton’s EMBA program…Read More

Alumnus Ivan Corneillet on Electives and Auditing Classes

Ivan Corneillet, WG'14

Alumnus Ivan Corneillet, WG’14, an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, has taken about every type of elective offered in Wharton’s MBA for executives program. With a goal to diversify his business education, he took traditional electives as well as Global Modular Courses and participated in the Global Consulting Practicum. As anRead More

Transforming Law Firms into Complex Businesses

Kelly Brown, WG'14

In a recent blog on Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management’s site, EMBA alumna Kelly Brown (WG’14), who is director of client relations at Morrison & Foerster LLP, talks about coming to Wharton’s EMBA program to learn how to apply business practices to law firms. The following is an excerptRead More

David Pottruck on Teaching Wharton EMBA Students

David Pottruck

Wharton alumnus David Pottruck, the former CEO of Charles Schwab, author, and chairman/CEO of Red Eagle Ventures in San Francisco, brings a lot of experience to Wharton’s EMBA program where he teaches his award-winning Managing Organizational Change course. We asked David to tell us more about his class and newRead More

Amilcar Chavarria Talks Diversity at Wharton

Wharton Executive MBA alumnus Amilcar Chavarria

We invite you to join us at our inaugural Wharton Diversity Night on Thurs. Nov. 20 at our San Francisco campus. We’ll be talking with alumni, students, admissions and career management staff about our EMBA program, and a panel of students and alumni will speak candidly about their experiences here.Read More

An Alumnus in the Music Industry

Andrew Gould, WG'11

Andrew Gould (WG’11) came to Wharton’s EMBA program to stay on the front lines of innovation. Recently, he was promoted to senior vice president of creative, North America at BMG Chrysalis in Los Angeles. As an alumnus in the music industry, Andrew talked to us about his time at Wharton and how his educationRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumni Ventures Named “Startups to Watch”

Benjamin Young, WG’09, Cofounder of Nexercise.

Several Wharton executive MBA graduates are featured in the most recent issue of the Wharton Alumni Magazine. In “The 2014 Startups to Watch,” Nexercise cofounders Benjamin Young, WG’09, and Gregory Coleman, WG’09, and Graphene Frontiers cofounder Michael Patterson, WG’12, talk about how they launched their ventures during the EMBA program.Read More

Wharton EMBA Alumna Rings NASDAQ Bell in Celebration of IPO

Maxine Gowen, WG'02, founder of Trevena, Inc., celebrates her company's IPO by ringing the bell at NASDAQ.

When we last blogged about Wharton EMBA alumna Maxine Gowen, WG’02, she had recently launched Trevena, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company located in King of Prussia, PA. On Jan. 31, 2014, Trevena celebrated its IPO on the NASDAQ Stock Market. To mark the occasion, Maxine, president and CEO, rang theRead More