Congratulations to Wharton’s 2009 EMBA Graduates!

Congratulations to this year’s graduating students in Wharton’s Executive MBA program!

Students in Wharton’s West Coast EMBA program graduated at a May 9th ceremony in San Francisco with guest speaker Peter Robertson, retired vice chairman of the board of Chevron Corporation. The 89 graduating students are quite a diverse group. In addition to doctors and lawyers, the class includes nonprofit professionals and entrepreneurs as well as members of the military, media, and government. Students also work in industries such as healthcare, biotechnology, and financial services.

They hail from places near and far including San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Seattle, Romania, Russia, India, and China. Three of the students began the program at the Philadelphia campus, but came to Wharton West for their final term.

The 110 graduating students in Wharton’s East Coast EMBA program received their degrees May 17th in Philadelphia at a ceremony featuring speaker Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. This group also represents a variety of industries including aerospace, healthcare, insurance, real estate, and finance. With many students holding advanced degrees, some came to Wharton with backgrounds in traditional areas such as medicine, law, and engineering, but others had backgrounds in international relations, agriculture, physics, and music.

While the majority of students are from the East Coast, some came from states such as Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. The class also represents many countries including Brazil, India, China, Canada, Finland, Pakistan, and Nigeria.

We wish these newly minted Wharton MBA alumni the best of luck!