Wharton Stories: Electives

Preeti Rathi, WG’14, used the knowledge, tools and network at Wharton to transition from product roles to venture capital.

How This Wharton EMBA Alum Pivoted from Tech to VC

“When I researched EMBA programs, having access to both coasts was a big differentiator for Wharton. I lived in Santa Barbara, CA so the San Francisco campus was convenient, but the option to transfer in my second year to the Philadelphia campus was a huge benefit because I planned to open an office for my company in New York City,” said Kevin Henrick, WG’20.

Wharton EMBA Students Share How They Benefit from a Bicoastal Program

James Tang, WG’20, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives because of its tailored schedule, experienced cohort, and San Francisco campus.

Why This Fintech Executive Chose Wharton’s EMBA Program and How It’s Impacting His Career

Through two elective courses, an elaborate simulation, two books, and a Global Business Week in Finland and Sweden, Marketing Prof. Peter Fader offers EMBA students many opportunities to learn how customer centricity can drive profits.

What this Wharton Professor Wants Students to Know About Customer Centricity

In her class on Taxes and Business Strategy, Prof. Blouin helps EMBA students develop a framework for understanding how taxes affect business decisions.

Accounting Prof. Jennifer Blouin Explains Why Everyone Needs to Understand Taxes

How Wharton’s EMBA Program helped Kali Bhandari, WG’18, Camila Noordeloos, WG’18, and Autumn Huiatt, WG’18, launch a venture dedicated to solving gender inequality.

These Three EMBA Alumnae Founded a Startup to Rewrite Gender Stereotypes — and Children’s Classics

Dr. Michael Milne, WG’19, is using EMBA classes and resources to move into the next phase of his career.

How Wharton Is Helping This Orthopedic Surgeon Explore New Career Paths

Student Robert Chen, WG’19, explains how a Wharton MBA can help “level the playing field” for first-generation college graduates.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Adds Value for First Generation Students

As gender differences in negotiation strategies narrow, Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli advises women to rely on data to combat bias and persuasion to maintain strong business relationships.

Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli on the Best Negotiations Strategies for Women Now

U.S. Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger, WG’12, made the transition from government contractor to entrepreneur to one of the youngest senior executives at the Pentagon.

How This EMBA Alumna Is Sparking Innovation in the U.S. Air Force