TGIWF Webinar Highlights Career Impact of Wharton’s EMBA Program

Career impact doesn’t always mean a promotion or job change. Often, the impact comes from new ways of looking at business and the ability to identify opportunities and challenges. To learn more about how Wharton’s EMBA program impacts careers, we’re hosting a TGIWF (Thank Goodness it’s Wharton Friday) Webinar onRead 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

Wharton Executive MBA Program a Good Bet for Gaming Executive

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA student Josh Kanter

When you think of Wharton, you might not immediately think of the gaming industry, but first-year Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA Program student Joshua Kanter says that it’s a great fit. The senior vice president of revenue acceleration at Caesars in Las Vegas explains that while gaming is a uniqueRead More

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Students Get VIP Tour at Boeing

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Students at Boeing

First-year Wharton | San Francisco EMBA student Pradeep Fernandes recently organized a unique tour for classmates at the Boeing Company, where he is director of product strategy. We asked him to tell us about the visit. Here’s what he said: Since I’ve been in Wharton’s EMBA program, I’ve noticed aRead More

Wharton EMBA Student Applies New Lenses to Shipbuilding

Wharton EMBA Student Kristian Rokke

As CEO of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, second-year Wharton EMBA student Kristian Rokke has been in the news quite a bit lately. We asked him to fill us in on what’s happening as well as share some of the highlights of his Wharton experiences. Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has received a lotRead More

How an EMBA Transformed My Accounting Career

Andrea Funk, WG'01, CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries

Wharton executive MBA alumna Andrea (“Andi”) Funk, WG’01, was recently named CEO of metals company Cambridge-Lee Industries in Reading, Penn. We caught up with Andi to learn more about her time at Wharton and what she describes as her “transformational” career journey. After working as a CPA for several years,Read More

Google’s Head of Travel Industry Reflects on Her Wharton Experience

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA alumna Tran Hang, WG'10

Before coming to Wharton, Tran Hang, WG’10, worked at Google. While a student in Wharton’s EMBA program in San Francisco, she took on a role to oversee sales operations for the company’s travel industry practice. After graduating from Wharton, she became Google’s head of travel industry, overseeing more holistically allRead More

Wharton EMBA Is “Not a Check-the-Box Exercise”

Wharton EMBA alumnus Clifton Anderson, WG08, worked for more than a decade in corporate America before launching his own consulting practice, Clifton Anderson Enterprises, in Los Angeles. He now works with corporate clients as well as entrepreneurs, providing services ranging from strategic consulting to leadership training. Clifton recently expanded hisRead More

Wharton Alumna ‘Redefines Success on Her Own Terms’

Wharton alumna Amy Yin, WG’02, recently won a National Designer of the Year Award from the Interior Design Society. This follows last year’s National Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Award. We caught up with Amy to learn more about how she’s combining her passions for design and businessRead More

Overview of EMBA Career Management Services

Wharton EMBA Career Management Services offers much more than tips on getting your next promotion. Dedicated career counselors in Philadelphia and San Francisco help executive MBA students learn to manage lifelong careers by providing individual counseling as well as career-related programming. Alumna Mary Gross, director of Career Management Services forRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Takes on New Role in Indonesia

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Alumnus Jess Kindler, (third from left, back row),WG'12

After graduating from Wharton | San Francisco last year, Wharton EMBA alumnus Jess Kindler was promoted to general manager of PT Atlas Copco Nusantara. He’s based in Jakarta, Indonesia and was recently featured on the cover of Coal Asia Magazine. We caught up with him in Indonesia and asked aboutRead More

Speaker Insights Are Highlight of EMBA Program at Wharton San Francisco

Guest lecturer Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

When James Kilpatrick, president of the commercial real estate firm NAI Northern California, was invited to an admissions reception for the EMBA Program at Wharton San Francisco, he wasn’t really considering pursuing an MBA.  But after attending the event “just for fun,” he was so impressed with the students and alumniRead More