Management Professor Daniel Raff takes us through 100+ years of business history throughout the Wharton era. Read More >
Wharton – A Century of Innovation
Read about Wharton's innovations in different industries and sectors throughout its first hundred years. Read More >
Biographies of Wharton's key leaders since our founding by industrialist/philanthropist Joseph Wharton in 1881. Read More >
In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist
Joseph Wharton had the most radical idea in the history
of business: the establishment of the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.
No other single idea – and no single institution – has
had such a dramatic, transformational effect on the way business is conducted in the global market.