Achieve International Business Goals
Wharton’s commitment to international engagement prepares you to thrive in any international business environment. In our top-ranked MBA Program for Executives, you’ll be immersed in a international community with classmates from around the world. Each year, nearly 40% of our students are originally from outside the U.S. In addition to gaining global perspectives from classmates and faculty, you’ll be exposed to a curriculum that encourages cross-cultural collaboration and engagement. With opportunities like Global Business Week and Global Modular Courses, you’ll grow your international network and expand your experience in the international marketplace. At Wharton, you learn how to lead diverse teams in organizations anywhere.
Wharton MBA Program for Executives: Global
Experience community and a world class education wherever you are with Wharton’s Global Executive MBA. The blended schedule provides the convenience of remote learning that features residential weeks throughout to help you develop and maintain strong relationships. Your online MBA classes are taught by Wharton faculty for two days every other weekend, often from a technologically advanced classroom that brings an elevated and remote experience to life. In addition to your online sessions, there are five in-person meetups over the course of the program on Philadelphia and San Francisco’s respective campuses, or in other locations around the globe.
Global Business Week
Global learning has been an important aspect of Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives since day one. That’s why the program requires students to participate in Global Business Week (GBW) in the beginning of their second year.
“The world is getting smaller and smaller, so it’s critical to create a global mindset and global citizens,” says Vice Dean Peggy Bishop Lane.
Every year, students choose from several locations for GBW, which means each location will have a mix of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Global students. Recent choices have included learning about finance and economic growth in China, marketing in Finland and Sweden, health care in Cuba, doing business in times of uncertainty in Argentina, and doing business in South Africa. During this intensive week of corporate visits and lectures, students engage with senior management to discuss topics relevant to the region. Following the trip, they have the opportunity to reflect on the insights gained from the experience and present their findings.
Four Takeaways from Global Business Week in China
Vice Dean Peggy Bishop Lane on the Importance of Global Business Week.
EMBA Students Learn about Cuba’s Unique Business Environment
Participate in Global Modular Courses
Global Modular Courses (GMC) follow a similar format as GBW and are open to students in the undergraduate program, full-time MBA program, and EMBA program. These electives are offered throughout the year all over the world. Recent courses have included learning about health care and business in Ethiopia, entrepreneurship in Israel, finance in the United Kingdom, conflict resolution and leadership in Rwanda, and marketing in China. Two Global Modular Courses are required for Global students, while GMCs are optional for Philadelphia and San Francisco students.
Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, describes how global learning sets Wharton’s EMBA program apart.
Become Part of an Expansive Alumni Network
In Wharton’s top-ranked MBA Program for Executives, you’ll join the largest alumni network of any business school in the world — 100,000+ high-impact professionals in 175 countries in addition to the University of Pennsylvania’s global alumni network. You’ll also have opportunities to engage with students and faculty at business schools around the world during Global Modular Courses and business and government leaders during Global Business Week. Come to Wharton and tap into a powerful global network that will open doors wherever you go in your career.