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Social Impact Courses at Wharton
The course, led by Wharton Management Professor Mauro Guillen, will teach students about the effects of events like coronavirus (COVID-19) on businesses and economies.
A New Real-Time Course Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak
Dr. Charles Herman, WG’18, says his business knowledge is helping him to potentially improve the lives of millions of people with new technologies and services.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Doctor Find Unexpected Career Opportunities
From the Turing Test to IBM’s Jeopardy–winning Watson, artificial intelligence has continuously pushed the status quo. How can people in business better understand and use this growing technology?
Using Artificial Intelligence in Business: A Talk with Kartik Hosanagar
A class project on wildfire prevention led three Wharton undergrads to present their findings at the Women in Data Science Conference at Penn.
Predicting Random Forest Fires in California
Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”
How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry
Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.
Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize
Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.
How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike
Yan Wu, WG’14, says that Wharton’s classes, network, and innovative ecosystem helped him transition from Wall Street to cofounder.
How Wharton Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Financial Services to Entrepreneurship
“Everyone is genuinely interested in each other and our life journeys. Students are here to build a community that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” said Rana Ara, WG’20, who spent 10 years as a fashion designer before transitioning to marketing.
Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is the Right Fit for this Marketing Executive
What are students interested in when it comes to human capital and how can we better teach it at Wharton?
Teaching the Future of Work
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