Introducing Our Global Cohort

The MBA Program for Executives first blended learning option 

Welcome to the

Global MBA for Executives

at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Experience community and a world-class education wherever you are with Wharton’s new Global cohort in our MBA Program for Executives. Offering a blended learning schedule that provides the convenience of virtual courses with the intentionality of in-person residential weeks, the new Global cohort ensures maximum accessibility and strong student relationships.

Taught live by Wharton’s esteemed faculty, you attend synchronous and virtual classes at eastern standard time (EST) every other week. Because they occur every other week on Thursday evenings, as well as Friday and Saturday mornings, students can operate around their work schedules and family life to participate from various time zones. In addition to your online sessions, there are five in-person residencies over the course of the program, occurring on our Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses, as well as other locations around the globe.

Join the Global Cohort

Wharton’s Global cohort is seeking high-achieving professionals across multiple continents. Ideal candidates have a minimum of ten years of full-time and post-undergraduate work experience, and a minimum of five years of managerial experience. Global students come with a diversity of backgrounds through their lived experiences from various countries around the world.

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Your Executive MBA Roadmap

Immediately build relationships with your fellow Executive MBA cohorts during Orientation Week, which kicks off all three programs at an in-person residential week on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia. After Orientation, embark on 22 months of rigorous learning in a collaborative environment. All three cohorts experience the same intensive and cross-functional curriculum.

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Begin with business and leadership fundamentals as well as the analytical and communication skills that are foundational to your success. In your second year, choose strategic electives to broaden your experience and hone your expertise as you continue to expand your scope of knowledge.

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Your experience is divided into six terms over the course of just under two years. Each of the three Executive programs offers 700 hours of active learning, including the opportunity to travel abroad on one of Wharton’s Global Business Weeks. Attendance on two Global Modular Courses is required for those enrolled in the Global program, while it is optional for those in the Philadelphia and San Francisco cohorts.

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Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives is designed to keep you engaged while you learn, from core courses to study abroad opportunities, and a swath of electives from which to choose. Your new knowledge is practical enough to apply immediately to your current professional role as you plan for the future.

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Classroom learning is supported by leadership workshops, career sessions, and powerful insights from a series of renowned guest speakers. And, when you graduate, you will join one of the most active and successful alumni networks of business leaders in the world.

Choose Your Executive MBA Journey

Earn the same Wharton MBA degree as full-time students while you work. Talented professionals may join our PhiladelphiaSan Francisco, or our new Global cohort.


Embrace the classic Ivy League experience when you travel to the University of Pennsylvania’s iconic campus.

San Francisco

Travel to Wharton’s West Coast campus,  strategically located in San Francisco's Embarcadero neighborhood


Designed for remote study using state-of-the-art technology that allows you to learn, thrive, and build community regardless of where you’re based.

Same MBA Degree, Same Global Network

Compare the MBA Program for Executives to the Full-time MBA

Same MBA Degree, Same Global Network

Compare the MBA Program for Executives to the Full-time MBA

A Survival Guide For Your First Term in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives

For California Students

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Frequently Asked Questions

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