Institutional Relationships

Strategic alliances and institutional relationships are central to Wharton’s commitment to excellence in the global business arena — from our alliances with leading global universities such as INSEAD and our shared research initiatives with CERT, to Knowledge@Wharton’s special international editions and Wharton Executive Education’s worldwide partnering with organizations and institutions.

Alliances & Collaborations

Wharton-INSEAD Alliance
The Wharton—INSEAD Alliance joins the resources of two world leaders in management education, creating global access to unparalleled business knowledge for students, faculty, and executives worldwide.

Guanghua School of Management
Wharton maintains an active relationship with Guanghua. There are currently both undergraduate and MBA student exchange agreements, as well as a joint research initiative dedicated to studying firms and markets in China.

Indian School of Business [ISB]
As one of the founding associate schools of ISB in 1996, Wharton has had a significant role in the development of ISB. Wharton maintains a joint research initiative, and many Wharton faculty teach as visiting faculty at ISB.

Singapore Management University [SMU]
Wharton and SMU established a wide-ranging collaborative agreement in 1999, which continues today to encourage students, faculty and staff at both schools to gain a deeper cross-cultural appreciation of business education. Such activities undertaken include curriculum and course design, faculty development and exchange, executive education programs, and an undergraduate student exchange agreement.

Shared Research Initiatives

Higher Colleges of Technology and the Center of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT)
This partnership has resulted in the Wharton Center located in Abu Dhabi and dedicated to the creation and dissemination of business and industry relevant research, as well as conducting seminars and events important to the UAE and the broader Middle East. The Center also publishes the Knowledge@Wharton MENA edition.

University-level Collaborations

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Wharton’s relationship with Antai College of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University spans some 30 years, and in 2009 Penn signed an academic and research collaboration agreement, including the implementation of student and faculty exchanges, the establishment of a research center, and a jointly-sponsored conference on International Financial Market Regulation.

Tsinghua University
Penn has had a relationship with Tsinghua for over 20 years, and has an established student exchange program for Wharton, SEAS and Huntsman students. With many classes conducted in English, advanced research facilities and rich teaching resources, the program is a popular option for students.

Knowledge@Wharton Alliances

Wharton Executive Education

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