Wharton – General Management Programme – TimesTSW


As an established entrepreneur or a successful senior executive, you’ve already proven yourself through your business accomplishments and professional journey upward. But, you may be asking yourself, what’s next? The General Management Program (GMP) is a unique opportunity for successful executives to accelerate their potential by infusing new knowledge and to prepare for new challenges ahead. With the help of our professional executive coaches, the program allows you to tailor your learning journey to your specific needs.

At the completion of the program, you will acquire more than just management skills; you will possess a richer understanding of global business, relevant strategies for growth, and new ways to apply this knowledge to propel you and your organization to success.

Who Can Attend:

The General Management Program has been developed for business owners/entrepreneurs and senior business leaders whose professional success will be complemented by focused professional business development, and who recognize that a Wharton credential provides a powerful, competitive advantage in today’s global business world. Admission criteria include:

  • At least 10 years of managerial experience
  • Significant career achievement
  • Leadership responsibilities

The Admissions Committee may request that applicants also submit a professional letter of recommendation as part of the admission process. If requested, this letter must be written by someone who can attest to your professional achievements and provide additional information about your professional goals.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

Program Highlights & Benefits

  • The flexibility to select from a wide variety of open-enrollment programs
  • The ability to customize your education to your specific experience and career goals
  • The opportunity to build a global network through the many Wharton learning communities in which you will be immersed
  • One-to-one coaching and support from Wharton’s team of expert executive coaches
  • Wharton alumni status, becoming part of a global alumni network with more than 96,000 members
  • Earn a Wharton certification upon completion of the course
  • Earn a Wharton email id  (example, abc@wharton.edu) for lifetime.

Getting Started

The General Management Program consists of six open-enrollment programs, including two electives. GMP is designed to be completed over two years, but you may complete it in only two trips to Wharton’s Philadelphia campus by enrolling in multiple programs.

Once your application is accepted, you’ll have the flexibility to customize your education by choosing your four core programs from our wide selection of open-enrollment offerings. You may choose one program from each of the following functional business areas:

  • Finance & Wealth Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Strategy & Innovation


  • Jagmohan Raju, PhD

    Joseph J. Aresty Professor; Professor of Marketing; Vice Dean, Wharton Executive Education

  • Richard Lambert, PhD

    Miller-Sherrerd Professor; Professor of Accounting

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD

    David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management

  • Harbir Singh, PhD

    Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives

  • Nancy Rothbard, PhD

    David Pottruck Professor; Chairperson, Management Department, The Wharton School

  • G. Richard Shell, JD

    Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department

  • Michael Roberts, PhD

    William H. Lawrence Professor, Professor of Finance

  • Christian Terwiesch, PhD

    Andrew M. Heller Professor; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics; Co-Director, William and Phyllis Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

  • Karl Ulrich, ScD

    CIBC Endowed Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management; Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Wharton School

  • Michael Useem, PhD

    William and Jacaly Egan Professor of Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management

  • Jeff Klein

    Executive Director, McNulty Leadership Program; Lecturer, The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

  • David Bell, PhD

    Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

Course Duration

2 Years (Flexible)

Application Start Date

Rolling Intake

Wharton General Management Program

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