Success Stories

The Wharton EMBA Experience

Erika H. James, former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, succeeds Geoffrey Garrett today.

Introducing Wharton’s New Dean

Trené Hawkins, WG’20, program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, credits learning teams and the supportive environment for her success in the EMBA program.

Nonprofit Officer Talks about the Importance of Learning Teams and Diversity at Wharton

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

Christina Ho, WG’20, says, “This program is designed to provide a supportive network. This is a place for everyone.”

What’s It Like to Be LGBTQ in Wharton’s EMBA Program?

Marlene Avitia, WG’20, says, “Diversity is important because it provides new perspectives. Wharton embraces inclusivity and creates a melting pot of people in the EMBA cohorts.”

How Diversity Adds Value to Wharton’s EMBA Program for this Strategy Executive

Marc Rodriguez, WG’20, came to Wharton for his career at the Federal Reserve Board, but says the friendships he’s formed are a “tremendous benefit.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Bank Regulator

Sherry Ann Mohan, WG’13, says the EMBA program is an inclusive environment for underrepresented minorities. “Being in supportive spaces like Wharton helps me navigate in places where there aren’t that many people who look like me.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Finance Executive

“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.

How this Married Couple Balanced Wharton, Work, and Kids

Joe Magliarditi, WG’19, and Brian Nudd, WG’19, credit Wharton’s EMBA program for their ability to start a successful business during the current economic environment.

How Wharton Brought These Entrepreneurs Together to Launch a Hotel Business

“The Wharton EMBA community is a tight-knit group that supports each other academically, professionally, and personally. The Buddy Program is a grassroots representation of everything great about the Wharton network,” said Jodie Yorg, WG’19.

How “Buddies” Provide Mentorship for Wharton EMBA Students