“I went to Penn as an undergraduate, and we weren’t going anywhere else for our MBA. I knew Wharton offered the rigor and alumni network we wanted,” said Dr. Ije Akunyili, WG’20, who attended Wharton’s EMBA program with her husband Aris A. Brou, WG’20.
“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.
Learning team members Tulika Jha, Gurvinder Singh, Morgan Fiddler, Joseph Magliarditi, Ramana Lokanathan, Colby Stilson, and Jeffrey Cho (all WG’19) credit Orientation, academic rigor, and the residency requirement for creating a collaborative environment.
“Very few people get the opportunity each year to invest in a Wharton MBA and, if you get that chance, you should take it. Education offers by far the best return on any type of investment,” said Michael Greer, WG’21, executive director of the Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Vanguard’s Managing Director Jim Norris, WG’97, says employees graduate with new expectations, new levels of confidence, and a diverse network of talented people. “They aren’t the same person as they were before, and you need to recognize and leverage that personal and professional growth to keep them at the company.”