Wharton Stories: Electives

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

Prof. Michael Platt and the new Wharton Neuroscience Initiative are exploring evolutionary brain science and using high-tech tools to unlock the secrets of human psychology — and marketing.

Why This Professor Believes Neuroscience Is the Future of Business

The program’s first study tour to Seoul and Busan delved into holistic, globalizing advancements in South Korea — past, present, and future.

Why MBAs Traveled to South Korea for a Global Immersion Program

When San Francisco student Chad Liu helped welcome the East Coast EMBA class to the West Coast campus for Marketing Week, he strengthened his connections to the second network of classmates he interacts with as part of Wharton’s bicoastal program.

How This Student is Using Wharton’s Bicoastal EMBA Program to Expand His Network

The new Wharton Coding Club brings MBAs of all backgrounds together to explore software engineering, polishing leadership and teamwork skills along the way.

This Coding Club Is Demystifying Tech for MBAs

Adam Beauregard is using his MBA education to further his Navy career, while benefiting from several programs that helped him pay for his degree.

Four Ways This Navy Officer Is Expanding His Perspective and Prospects in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Cindy Dexin Liu, WG’18, GSE’18, benefited from the close community and West Coast entrepreneurial network of Wharton San Francisco to co-found a Palo Alto alternative school.

How This Dual-Degree MBA Leveraged the Semester in San Francisco to Help Open a New School

Soft skills like public speaking add unexpected value for Dr. John Chou, WG’19, in the Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Wharton Resources That Helped This Doctor Overcome Fear of Public Speaking