As we kick off a new academic year, we are also excited to launch a new look for the Wharton Leadership Program website. It is our hope that our new site will provide the information that you may be seeking about both our coursework and out-of-classroom development experiences, whether you are a prospective student, current student, mid-career manager, or just interested in our research and teaching.
We seek to help people at all stages of their careers – high school students, undergraduate students, MBA students, and mid-career managers and executives – develop and learn as leaders. We want to provide an array of opportunities for strengthening their leadership through class work, experiential learning, short courses, and access to research.
For high school students we support two summer programs on leaderships; for undergraduate students, our offerings include a course on “Leadership and Communication” (Management 100); for MBA students, we include a course on “Leadership and Teamwork” (Management 652); and for mid-career managers and executives, we help Wharton Executive Education support an array of leadership programs.
We are also working to build a variety of opportunities for people to apply their classroom learning and program concepts. Our learning venues range from non-profit organizations and the mountains of Ecuador to the Shakespearian stage and Civil War battlefield. We believe that by combining leadership coursework with direct experience, the premier concepts of leadership – thinking strategically, communicating persuasively, deciding decisively – can be best learned and enduringly mastered.
Through the Center for Leadership and Change Management, we support the school’s faculty and doctoral students in their research and writing, we back an array of conferences for both scholars and managers, and we disseminate information about leadership research and development through the Wharton Leadership Digest and other avenues.
Welcome to Leadership at Wharton.
Michael Useem, William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management