Global Executive MBA: Achieve International Business Goals

Wharton’s commitment to global engagement prepares you to thrive in any international business environment. In our top-ranked MBA Program for Executives, you’ll be immersed in a global 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 the required Global Business Week and elective Global Modular Courses, you’ll grow your international network and expand your experience in the global marketplace. At Wharton, you learn how to lead diverse teams in organizations anywhere.

Study Abroad during 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 East and West Coast EMBA 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, but they are not required 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.

Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, describes how global learning sets Wharton’s EMBA program apart.

Become Part of a Global Network

In Wharton’s top-ranked MBA Program for Executives, you’ll join the largest alumni network of any business school in the world — 99,000+ 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. 

How Students Blend Classroom and Cultural Learning in China

GMC Immerses Students in the “Startup Nation” of Israel

Singapore and Vietnam Trip Provides Unique Business Insights