The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania is virtually in a class by itself, and it is considered to be one of the most outstanding business schools in the United States. It has received international recognition for the variety of its academic resources and programs, its unique teaching methods, and its outstanding faculty.
This was the birthplace of collegiate business education, and it is also the custodian of its future. In today’s world of global marketing and instant communication, the school aims to build and share the knowledge that individuals, companies, and public organizations need in order to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
What It has to offer
The faculty is made up of experts from every area of business who use modern methods and up-to-date learning tools to help students realize their potential and function in today’s society. Through the school’s various degree programs, they reach about a half million students on a daily basis.
It offers an award-winning online publication at no charge in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish, and Wharton School Publishing is its international book-publishing arm. In addition, the school’s 85,000 alumni are now pursuing successful careers in business, public service, government, education and other fields in 140 countries.
The institution feels that business must fill the role of advancing society as a whole by creating economic opportunity and new wealth around the world on a level playing field. The faculty and administration are convinced that they are educating a new generation of leaders in the world, and they feel that business is capable of operating as a force for good and has an obligation to do just that.
Here are some ways in which it carries out its mission:
– The Wharton Interactive Media Initiative aims to analyze interactive media and their effect of global commerce in order to help organizations understand how to make use of interactive data and influence decision-making in a positive way
– The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, which is recognized as a leader in the field of healthcare research, studies healthcare evaluation, economics, delivery, policy, and management.
– Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs supports and backs entrepreneurship and change on a world-wide basis through education, research, and outreach that includes the school’s yearly Wharton Business Plan Competition.
– Wharton’s Program for Social Impact harnesses the talents and energy of its faculty, students, administration, and staff to create an environment for developing social enterprise and promoting sound management practices, especially where the need is the greatest.