EMBA Stories: Academics

“Organizations can achieve long-lasting competitive advantage by leveraging the way they manage people,” said Prof. John Paul MacDuffie, who teaches Managing the Enterprise.

What Wharton Prof. John Paul MacDuffie Wants Students to Know about Human Capital and Competitive Advantage

San Francisco students can catch up with Wharton Prof. Gad Allon by running with him along the bay during his 6:00am “moving office hours.”

From Strategy Class to Jogging Office Hours: Why this Operations Professor Enjoys Teaching EMBA Students

Wharton Prof. Adam Grant and Dean Erika James share five ways executives can rethink their assumptions about what it means to be a good business leader.

The Key to Becoming a Better Leader? Question Your Assumptions

“Students create an amazingly tight-knit community over two years. Orientation jumpstarts that process of getting to know classmates,” says Wharton Management Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow.

How Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow Helps Learning Teams Bond During Orientation

Erika H. James, former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, succeeds Geoffrey Garrett today.

Introducing Wharton’s New Dean

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

Marc Rodriguez, WG’20, came to Wharton for his career at the Federal Reserve Board, but says the friendships he’s formed are a “tremendous benefit.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Bank Regulator

Dr. Charles Herman, WG’18, says his business knowledge is helping him to potentially improve the lives of millions of people with new technologies and services.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Doctor Find Unexpected Career Opportunities

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.

How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike