Academic Programs

Wharton offers a broad slate of academic programs for every stage from pre-college to executive.

Undergraduate

Wharton Undergraduate Program (BS in Economics)

Wharton’s undergraduate degree program offers you business and more — an innovative program that combines business and liberal arts on one Ivy League campus. Students choose specialized areas of study with more than 20 concentrations offered across the 10 different departments. Graduates earn a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

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The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business (BS /BA)

This unique, four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate program integrates business education, advanced language training, and a liberal arts education. Huntsman graduates earn two degrees — a BA in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences and a BS in Economics from Wharton.

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The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (BS/BSE or BS/BAS)

The M&T Program focuses on the technical and managerial skills necessary to define and solve problems in today’s complex technologically intensive society. Graduates earn both a BS in Economics from Wharton and either a BS or a BAS in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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The Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (BA/BS)

The Vagelos Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines extensive coursework in both bioscience and business and prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding life sciences sector. Graduates earn a BA in Life Sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences and a BS in Economics from Wharton.

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Nursing & Health Care Management (BS/BS)

This coordinated dual-degree program addresses the dynamic changes in the delivery and financing of health care services in the United States and the public’s concern about the quality, cost, and management of health care. The program combines a BS in Nursing from the School of Nursing with a BS in Economics from Wharton.

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Additional Dual Degrees

Wharton students can pursue an additional degree by designing their own dual-degree program, choosing from among more than 50 areas of study at Penn’s three other undergraduate schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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MBA

MBA Program (MBA)

The Wharton MBA offers unmatched global options and a distinctly collaborative experience — with more courses and programs than any other business school. Students get the business knowledge and specialized skills to expand career choices and join one of the world’s largest and most prestigious alumni networks.

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MBA Program for Executives (MBA)

Available in Philadelphia and San Francisco, the Wharton MBA for Executives is the full Wharton MBA — the same degree, innovative curriculum, and world-class faculty as in Wharton’s globally acclaimed full-time program – in a specially designed part-time schedule.

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Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies (MBA/MA)

The first joint-degree program in international management, the MBA/MA Lauder Program prepares future business leaders by integrating the Wharton MBA with an MA in International Studies from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. The program emphasizes cross-cultural competency and advanced language training.

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Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program (JD/MBA)

The Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program is a fully integrated three-year program that combines Wharton’s MBA program with Penn’s elite law school.

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Wharton/School of Advanced International Studies (MBA/MA)

This 3-year, dual-degree program, which pioneers area studies and the integration of international politics and economics, is offered with the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Students work towards a Wharton MBA and an MA in international relations from SAIS.

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Wharton/Kennedy School of Government (MBA/MPA, MBA/MPA/ID, MBA/MPP)

Wharton students may choose one of three dual-degree programs with Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG): Master in Public Administration, Master in Public Administration/International Development, or Master in Public Policy. All are typically two-year programs, but the dual-degree option allows students to complete the KSG portion of their dual degree over three semesters.

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Additional Dual Degrees

With 12 world-leading graduate and professional schools at Penn, students can select from the following dual-degree options: Biotechnology, Design, Engineering, Law, Medial Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work. This includes the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program with Penn Law.

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Doctoral Programs

Accounting

Wharton’s PhD program in Accounting takes a multidisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of today’s complex markets — integrating finance and economics with broader perspectives on organizational issues and the business environment.

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Applied Economics

Wharton’s PhD program in Applied Economics gives students the tools and training to get jobs in business schools, public policy programs, and applied-oriented economics departments. Drawing on a large faculty of applied economists across multiple Wharton departments and the Law School, the program allows specialization in a number of areas.

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Ethics & Legal Studies

Wharton’s PhD program in Ethics and Legal Studies is the first doctoral program of its kind, built on Wharton’s pioneering work in business ethics. It focuses on ethical and legal norms of conduct in management. Students take core courses in ethics and law in business, plus courses in one additional concentration (e.g., management, finance, marketing, or accounting).

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Finance

Wharton’s PhD program in Finance provides a solid foundation of the theoretical and empirical tools of modern finance, drawing heavily on the discipline of economics. Students prepare for careers at the world’s leading academic institutions in the areas of: Banking and Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, International Finance, and Financial Instruments and Portfolio Management.

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Health Care Management & Economics

Wharton’s PhD program in Health Care Management and Economics provides an interdisciplinary health services research focus applicable across private and public sectors. The program combines intensive training in health care systems and health services research with advanced training in a traditional business discipline.

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Management

Wharton’s PhD program in Management is flexible and interdisciplinary, applying social science disciplines and research methods to management problems. It offers specializations in strategy, international business, organizational behavior and theory, and human resource management.

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Marketing

Wharton’s PhD program in Marketing is interdisciplinary — students generate creative ideas and hypotheses, develop the analytical skills needed to evaluate them, and receive the training to communicate them. Students work with faculty who lead in developing new research methodologies and implementing new decision models and techniques in the practice of marketing.

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Operations, Information Management, & Decision Processes

Wharton’s PhD program in Operations, Information Management & Decision Processes emphasizes research on real management problems and maintains a balance between theory and implementation. The faculty trains scholars in decision processes, information and decision technologies, information strategy, operations management, and operations research.

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Statistics

Wharton’s PhD program in Statistics allows students to engage in both cutting-edge theory and applied problems. These include problems from a wide variety of fields within Wharton, such as finance, marketing, and public policy, as well as fields across Penn such as biostatistics within the Medical School and computer science within the Engineering School.

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Executive Education

Wharton Executive Education

Nearly 9,000 executives from around the world participate annually in Wharton Executive Education open-enrollment and custom programs. Wharton’s unique Impact Through Education approach delivers both immediate results to executive participants as well as continued knowledge benefits through follow-on activities.

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Open Enrollment for Individuals

Find out more about Executive Education’s open-enrollment programs, designed to leave a lasting impact on executives and their organizations.

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Custom Programs for Organizations

Partner with some of the brightest minds in business for customized solutions to your organization’s unique challenges.

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Global Programs

Wharton-INSEAD Alliance

The Wharton-INSEAD Alliance extends top-quality business education across four dedicated campuses: Wharton’s U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, and those of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore. The Alliance offers student exchange programs, a collaborative research center, and joint executive education programs.

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International Exchange Programs

At the undergraduate level, Wharton offers 20+ programs with the world’s top business schools. Penn also has partnerships with more than 100 programs across the globe where Wharton students can take arts and sciences courses. For MBA students, Wharton offers semester-long international exchange program options at 17 partner schools in 15 countries.

Wharton/School of Advanced International Studies (MBA/MA)

This 3-year, dual-degree program, which pioneers area studies and the integration of international politics and economics, is offered with the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Students work towards a Wharton MBA and an MA in international relations from SAIS.

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Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies (MBA/MA)

The first joint-degree program in international management, the MBA/MA Lauder Program prepares future business leaders by integrating the Wharton MBA with an MA in International Studies from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. The program emphasizes cross-cultural competency and advanced language training.

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Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business (BS/BA)

The Huntsman Program is a unique, four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate course of study that integrates business education, advanced language training, and a liberal arts education. Huntsman graduates earn two degrees — a BA in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

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Global Curriculum

At all levels of education, Wharton’s curriculum integrates coursework that provides students with international expertise and experience. Students may focus their studies in international business through concentrations or majors or through special hands-on courses and programs such as the Wharton International Program and the Global Consulting Practicum.

Interdisciplinary Programs

The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business (BS /BA)

This unique, four-year interdisciplinary undergraduate program integrates business education, advanced language training, and a liberal arts education. Huntsman graduates earn two degrees — a BA in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences and a BS in Economics from Wharton.

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The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) (BS/BSE or BS/BAS)

The M&T Program focuses on the technical and managerial skills necessary to define and solve problems in today’s complex technologically intensive society. Graduates earn both a BS in Economics from Wharton and either a BS or a BAS in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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The Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (BA/BS)

The Vagelos Program offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum that combines extensive coursework in both bioscience and business and prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding life sciences sector. Graduates earn a BA in Life Sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences and a BS in Economics from Wharton.

Visit Website

Nursing & Health Care Management (BS/BS)

This coordinated dual-degree program addresses the dynamic changes in the delivery and financing of health care services in the United States and the public’s concern about the quality, cost, and management of health care. The program combines a BS in Nursing from the School of Nursing with a BS in Economics from Wharton.

Visit Website

Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies (MBA/MA)

The first joint-degree program in international management, the MBA/MA Lauder Program prepares future business leaders by integrating the Wharton MBA with an MA in International Studies from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. The program emphasizes cross-cultural competency and advanced language training.

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Health Care Management Program (MBA)

Earn a Wharton MBA with a Health Care Management major. One of the first and the leading program of its kind, the HCM program combines a robust health care curriculum and tightly connected student and alumni community with access to all the resources of Wharton and Penn.

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Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program (JD/MBA)

The Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program is a fully integrated three-year program that combines Wharton’s MBA program with Penn’s elite law school.

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Wharton/School of Advanced International Studies (MBA/MA)

This 3-year, dual-degree program, which pioneers area studies and the integration of international politics and economics, is offered with the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Students work towards a Wharton MBA and an MA in international relations from SAIS.

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Wharton/Kennedy School of Government (MBA/MPA, MBA/MPA/ID, MBA/MPP)

Wharton students may choose one of three dual-degree programs with Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG): Master in Public Administration, Master in Public Administration/International Development, or Master in Public Policy. All are typically two-year programs, but the dual-degree option allows students to complete the KSG portion of their dual degree over three semesters.

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Pre-College Programs

Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) Program

LEAD is a three-week program introducing minority high school students to key areas of business. Established at Wharton, and reflecting a commitment to developing business leaders through business education, the LEAD program has become a nationwide initiative with programs at 10 other universities.

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Leadership in the Business World

This four-week summer program is for rising high school seniors and features classes, trips, and activities designed to give students opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century business organizations.

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Management & Technology Summer Institute

This for-credit summer program is for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. The Institute features classes taught by leading Wharton faculty and successful entrepreneurs, as well as lab experience, field trips, and intensive team projects.

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Wharton Moneyball Academy

Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  This program focuses on using data to make deep discoveries in sports with a focus on becoming a data driven decision maker.  Instruction will focus on fundamentals of statistical thinking, real applications employed by statistics professionals in sports analytics and an introduction to statistical programming languages
  In addition to learning statistical reasoning and key data analysis skills, students will be primed to be a leader in an increasingly data driven economy.  Topics include introductory statistics (including graphical and numerical summaries of data), basic probability theory, statistical reasoning and regression analysis by examining sports stats.

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Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA)

Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This program will examine how various academic disciplines, such as management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises.

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Major Areas of Study

Explore the breadth and depth of knowledge within our degree programs – 20+ undergraduate concentrations, 19 MBA majors, and 9 doctoral programs.
tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Accounting tableIcon_mba Insurance & Risk Management
tableIcon_mba Actuarial Science Legal Studies & Business Ethics
tableIcon_phd Applied Economics tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Management
Behavior Economics Managing Electronic Commerce
tableIcon_mba Business Analytics tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Marketing
tableIcon_mba Business Economics & Public Policy Marketing & Communication
tableIcon_mba Entrepreneurial Management tableIcon_mba Marketing & Operations Management
tableIcon_mba Environmental & Risk Management tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Operations,  Information & Decisions 
tableIcon_phd Ethics & Legal Studies tableIcon_mba Organizational Effectiveness
tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Finance tableIcon_mba Real Estate
tableIcon_mba Global Analysis/Multinational Management Retailing
tableIcon_mba Health Care Management Social Impact & Responsibility
tableIcon_phd Health Care Management & Economics tableIcon_mba tableIcon_phd Statistics
tableIcon_mba Individualized tableIcon_mba tableIcon_mba Strategic Management
tableIcon_mba Information: Strategy & Economics