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

Wharton EMBA Prof. Steve Sammut Helps Launch Health Care MBA in Kenya

Approaching his 20-year anniversary teaching at Wharton, EMBA alumnus Steve Sammut, WG’84, is well known for his expertise on entrepreneurship. A venture partner at Burrill & Company, he’s also taught classes at Wharton ranging from intellectual property to venture capital to private equity. However, another area he focuses on isRead More

Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla Guest Lectures at Wharton | San Francisco

Arun Kumar, WG'14

Second-year Wharton EMBA student Arun Kumar recently invited venture capitalist Vinod Khosla to guest lecture to his classmates in San Francisco. We asked Arun, who is a research scientist at Medtronic in Minneapolis, Minn., to tell us about this event and the importance of guest speakers in the executive MBARead More

Program Participant Review of Wharton Finance Programs

Dr. Alpana Verma-Alag, WG '13

Dr. Alpana Verma-Alag recaps her Wharton MBA for Executives experience and journey, with special emphasis on Wharton finance programs. Dr. Verma-Alag is a physician turned entrepreneur. She is a 2013 graduate of the program and co-founder and CEO of Up-grade.me (http://up-grade.me), an early stage start-up focused on using big data, andRead 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

EMBA Team Takes Top Award in Wharton Business Plan Competition

A team of Wharton executive MBA students in Philadelphia was awarded first-place in Wharton’s Business Plan Competition. Second-year classmates Eric Heil, a venture capital associate at Domain Associates in Princeton, N.J., Matt Tanzer, an associate director at Shire Pharmaceuticals in Wayne, Penn., and Mrinal Bhasker, vice president of technology andRead More

Wharton’s EMBA Program Helps Doctor Launch New Venture

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Alumnus Howard Wilson, WG'12

A practicing physician in Seattle, Howard Willson wears many hats. He’s the president of Seattle Emergency Physicians, a physician group at a large hospital system in the Pacific Northwest, and cofounder of 1st Health Systems, a healthcare software company. He’s also a second-year student in Wharton’s Executive MBA program inRead More

Wharton EMBA Student Wins NSF Award for New Venture: Graphene Frontiers

Student venture Graphene Frontiers demonstrates product

Congratulations to East Coast second-year Executive MBA student Mike Patterson for winning a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Award! Patterson and his teammates from the University of Pennsylvania were selected for their venture, Graphene Frontiers.  We asked Patterson to tell us about what it means to have won this awardRead More

Wharton | San Francisco Student Reflects on China Trek

Wharton | San Francisco students in China

Each year, second-year Wharton EMBA students spend a week abroad examining how businesses develop and implement strategy in a competitive global context. While that trip is the culmination of their International Seminar, it’s not uncommon for students to organize additional treks to gain further insight into the economic, political, socialRead More

Wharton MBA Alumnus Reflects on Value of Independent Studies

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Jim Smith, WG'07

When Jim Smith entered Wharton’s executive MBA program in 2005, he also launched the Digital Network Group, an IT and management consulting firm with a mission to create economic and social value for local communities. Wanting to work with professors on his particular interests outside of the core classes, heRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Uses Degree to Build VC Firm in China

Wharton | San Francisco Alumnus Feng Deng, WG'05

When Feng Deng applied to Wharton’s EMBA program in San Francisco, he was a successful entrepreneur running NetScreen Technologies in the Silicon Valley.  His company employed 1,000 people, but to eventually manage a larger team, he knew he needed a formal business education.