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.
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
- July 2018 Alliance renews Memorandum of Understanding until 2021
- 2001- 2018 Since its creation, more than 1,925 MBA students have participated in the exchange
We are creating a model for delivering business education in a global environment that is changing profoundly, with technology-enabled learning as a critical component. It is an opportunity for our respective faculty and students to have greater access to the world, and in turn, the world will have greater access to the offerings of the two Schools.
Patrick T. Harker, Former Dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Tomorrow's market leaders in management education must have global reach and be part of a global and lifelong business education and knowledge network. INSEAD and Wharton share a common vision of the opportunities available in business education. With our respective leadership positions around the world, our goal is to deliver a business education unmatched by any other business school in the world.
Gabriel Hawawini, Former Dean of INSEAD
Dean of INSEAD
Research Director of INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
Professor of Accounting and Control
Suzanne Sellier Di Sano
Manager, INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
Dean of the Wharton School
Thomas S. Robertson
Executive Director of Wharton-INSEAD Alliance
Joshua J. Harris Professor
Professor of Marketing
Administrative Manager, Wharton -INSEAD Alliance
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