Global Modular Courses

Wharton Global Modular Courses (GMCs) deliver global, experience-based learning to Wharton students in key business locations around the world.  Our courses are led on location by our world-class Wharton faculty, linking innovative ideas to new business phenomena, contextualized both in emerging markets and in developed economies.

Students take project-based courses on new, innovative business practices and mental models in select geographic locations best suited for experiential learning. The courses include classes and discussions led by Wharton faculty with expertise specific to both the new business models and to the geographic and market context.  Each year since 2010, twelve courses are offered globally on locations including:  Africa (Ghana, Rwanda), Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore China, Japan, India), the Middle East (Israel, UAE), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia), and Latin America (Mexico, Argentina and Brazil).

GMCs expose students to a unique combination of local immersion, course concepts and cutting-edge business and social issues. The topics and locations give students first-hand exposure to business challenges and opportunities in regions undergoing rapid change by providing on-site company visits, meetings with prominent leaders working in the region, and interacting with students from host institutions as well as Wharton alumni.  Students work across degree programs within Wharton (undergraduates, full-time and executive MBA students) and also are exposed to faculty and students in the local context when available. These courses deliver new teaching material, access to live cases set in the geographic region, and are taught in a new, intensive learning format creating an extremely dynamic and exciting learning experience for all.

2023-2024 Global Modular Course Schedule

Winter Break 2023-24

OIDD: Operations & Business in India: From Gandhi to Globalization

Local Partner: Ahmedabad University

Professors Senthil Veeraraghavan,  Ziv Katalan & Pankaj Chandra (AU)

Ahmedabad, India

December 26-30, 2023

HCMG: Lessons Learned from Israeli Innovation

Professors Guy David and David Zvilichovsky

Tel-Aviv, Israel

January 1 – 4, 2024

FNCE: Finance in the UAE

Professors David Musto & Kevin Kaiser

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

January 8 – 11, 2024

MKTG: Luxury Branding & Retailing in France: Bringing it into the 21st Century

Professors Barbara Kahn & Cait Lamberton

Paris, France

January 8-11, 2024

BEPP: Doing Business in Brazil: Economic Development under Policy Uncertainty

Professors Eduardo Azevedo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

January 8-11, 2024

Spring Break 2024

MGMT: Enterprise Growth Through Innovation & Ecosystems: The Indian Perspective

Professors Rahul Kapoor & Harbir Singh

Delhi, India

March 4 – 8, 2024

LGST: L3 for Web3: Blockchain, Crypto & Digital Assets

Professor Kevin Werbach |

London, England and Lisbon, Portugal

March 4 -8, 2024

LGST/OIDD: Disruptive Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing

Professors Janice Bellace and Sergei Savin

Bangkok, Thailand

March 4 – 8, 2024

HCMG/OIDD: Healthcare & Business in Ghana

Professors Hummy Song & Stephen Sammut

Accra & Kumasi, Ghana

March 4 – 8, 2024

OIDD: Supply Chain Management in Mexico

Professor Santiago Gallino

Mexico City & Monterrey, Mexico

March 4 – 8, 2024

LGST: Conducting Business in Emerging Economies: Colombia

Professor Philip Nichols 

Bogota, Medellin & Barranquilla, Colombia

March 4 – 9, 2024

Late Spring/Summer 2024

MGMT: Environmental Sustainability, Mobility & Innovation

Professors John Paul MacDuffie & Nicolaj Siggelkow

Berlin & Munich, Germany

April 29 – May 3, 2024

OIDD: Sweden: Innovation and Sustainability

Local Partner: KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Professor Senthil VeeraraghavanEdwin Keh, & Professor Terrence Brown (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

April 29 – May 3, 2024

OIDD: Tech and Entrepreneurship in India

Local Partner: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Professor Kartik Hosanagar

Bangalore, India

April 29 – May 2, 2024

MGMT: Conflict, Leadership, and Change: Lessons from Rwanda

Professor Katherine Klein & Eric Kacou 

Kigali, Rwanda

May 26 – May 30, 2024

LGST/MGMT: Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Latvia and Estonia

Local Partners: University of Tartu Delta Management School, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Professors Phil Nichols, Tyler Wry, Kadri Ukrainski (UT), and Ott Pärna (UT) & Nikita Pusnakovs (SSERiga)

Estonia and Latvia

May 27 – June 1, 2024

HCMG: Universal Healthcare in Romania and Sweden

Professor Guy David

Bucharest, Romania & Stockholm, Sweden

May 27 – May 31, 2024

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