Alliance & Partnerships


A Global Network of Cutting Edge Business Education and Research


The Mission of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

The Alliance is a commitment from both schools to enable & encourage mutual collaboration in MBA, Executive Education, PhD, Faculty exchange, R&D, and in Alumni activities. Every initiative of The Alliance is driven by the partners to excellence, to innovation and to thought leadership in management in the 21st century.

The INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research & Education supports the development of innovative programs and teaching materials involving faculty members from the two schools. It enables initiatives (transatlantic MBA group projects, MBA simulation simultaneously run on the three continents) that neither partner could have undertaken on its own.

Research Director of the Alliance 

15th Year Anniversary Celebration






Our shared vision is the belief that tomorrow’s market leaders in management research and education must have global reach and be part of a global business education and knowledge network. The enhanced use of information and communication technology as well as state-of-the-art learning technologies will be critical components of that global network.

  • Development

of deep collaborative relationships across the two institutions to stimulate faculty and student exchanges, promote world-class research and further enhance globalization of our curricula and learning.
  • Creation

of an image of the “best of the best” working in close collaboration, such that when business people anywhere are asked to name a top business program, Wharton-INSEAD are top-of-mind responses.
  • Enhancement

of each school’s abilities to work with top global corporations for management development and research sponsorship.
  • Continued improvement

in our ability to attract outstanding faculty to the two schools and the best students to our programmes.




The alliance between INSEAD and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania  is a strategic partnership created in March 2001 to establish academic ties between two prestigious business schools based on the shared belief that tomorrow’s market leaders in management education must have global reach and be part of a global business education and knowledge network with a leadership position in America, Europe and Asia. The demands of fast-paced, multinational companies for superior global education was the key driver behind the decision to form this Alliance.  

  • Mar 2001
    Creation of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
  • 2002
    More than 100 MBA students participated in the first exchange
  • July 2004
    Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
  • July 2007
    Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
  • April 2008
    Renewal signing event hosted in New York by INSEAD and Wharton Deans
  • Mar 2011
    10th Anniversary celebration held in London with Deans Dipak C. Jain (INSEAD) and Thomas S. Robertson (Wharton)
  • July 2012
    Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
  • July 2015
    15th anniversary of the Alliance. Renewal until June 2018
  • 2001- 2017
    Since its creation, more than 1,722 MBA students have participated in the exchange



Leadership Team


Ilian Mihov

Dean of INSEAD


Research Director of INSEAD-Wharton Alliance 
Professor of Accounting and Control

Suzanne Sellier Di Sano

Administrative Manager of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance



Geoffrey Garrett

Dean of the Wharton School

Thomas S. Robertson

Executive Director of INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
Joshua J. Harris Professor
Professor of Marketing

Linda Kaelin

Administrative Manager of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance




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