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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1881 by Joseph Wharton as first collegiate business school established in the United States of America.

Wharton’s 225-plus professors generate knowledge and innovations that transform global business practice and public policy and reach millions of students and professionals each year in every field of business and entrepreneurial enterprise. Furthermore, Wharton has one of the most published faculties among business schools worldwide, the largest global alumni network and six language editions of Knowledge@Wharton with more than 1.8 million subscribers.

Wharton's 20 research centres and initiatives reflect the diversity and depth of research interests and activity at the School. These interdisciplinary centres serve as an intellectual hub for Wharton and Penn faculty, students, and members of the business community, who come together to study and debate key business challenges. Their work generates courses, academic programs, community outreach, published research, and partnerships among academics, government, and industry.

Research centres include

  • Customer Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management
  • Ethics
  • Family Business
  • Finance
  • Global Initiatives
  • Health Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance and Pensions
  • Management and Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Retailing
  • Risk Management
  • Sports and Business
  • Technology and Innovation

Therefore, Wharton knowledge, certainly unmatched in scope, combined with the passionate, entrepreneurial energies of the students and alumni, makes for a dynamic community: a place where knowledge fuels action with ever-expanding consequence for the world.

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