Alliance & Partnerships


INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
Exchange Programs


The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance represents an unmatched opportunity for the development and delivery of knowledge about the world of business

  • Provides a unique opportunity for MBA students to study across three continents
  • Encourages joint research and teaching opportunities through faculty exchange
  • Creates new knowledge through an unmatched combination of intellectual capital across the two schools with the INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research & Education
  • Offers doctoral students the possibility of working under the supervision of top faculty from both schools
  • Provides a unique capability of designing and delivering global Executive Education Programs across three continents
  • Leverages the remarkable Alumni networks of both schools

MBA Exchange


The INSEAD-Wharton MBA exchange is a unique large-scale exchange of MBA students between two world class MBA programs. The opportunity for INSEAD and Wharton MBA participants to spend one period of study at the other school has been a key feature of the Alliance. The Alliance provides a unique learning experience and students benefit from the alliance by:

- Participating in a top MBA program on a different continent (learning about different cultural and business practices via academic curriculum, student group work, guest speakers)

- Getting full access to the Career Management Services of the partner school for the duration of stay (job board, career counsellors, industry guides, alumni database, mock interviews)

- Enriching their personal network through a vibrant social life and a rapid system of integration (buddy system, participation in student clubs)

To find out more about the INSEAD-Wharton exchange program please see MBA Exchange FAQs


PhD Student Exchange


The Ph.D. Student Exchange has become an integral part of the Alliance and has resulted in high quality joint research work, some of it leading to presentations at major field conferences and publications in top journals. In addition, the Ph.D. Student Exchange allows students from both schools to convene annually to present their research, exchange ideas and garner inspiration for future collaborative research.

Please find below the Alliance Ph.D.Student Exchange Applications:

For information about the INSEAD Ph.D. programme, please click here.

Doctoral Events:

The 10th Annual INSEAD-Wharton Doctoral Student Consortium was held April 7th - 8th, 2022. 





Faculty Exchange


The INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research and Education encourages the exchange of faculty across the two schools.

The Faculty Exchange includes a variety of both long term and short term opportunities for faculty to spend time on the campus of the other school. The objective is to enhance knowledge-building capacity and to promote and facilitate joint research and teaching efforts. The Alliance finances travel expenses and living costs for the faculty member on the exchange.

Short term visits (STV) of up to four weeks encourage exploratory visits to the other school in order to establish research contacts with a view to enhancing research productivity. In addition to these visits, faculty members are invited to present their research during seminars and colloquia at the other school. Over 70 faculty members have visited the partner school to teach or carry out research

Alumni Collaboration


The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance endeavours to reinforce relationships established through the Alliance and to incite new collaboration by hosting large alumni events every year. The Alliance is continually looking for opportunities and creative ways to assemble alumni in order to encourage and inspire networks. For information about recent and upcoming events please contact us.

INSEAD-Wharton Joint Alumni Event
Thursday January 26th 2017, Tokyo, Japan

INSEAD and Wharton alumni were welcomed at the historical Social Club Kojunsha in Ginza to celebrate the New Year of 2017 and the 15th anniversary of the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance. The event was commonly hosted by Wharton Japan Club and INSEAD Alumni Association in Japan. More than130 alumni from both Schools attended the event. Especially celebrated was the success of the Japanese students exchange program and the continuous strengthening of the Japanese chapter’s local bonds. All participants expressed their willingness, going forward, to foster the Alliance spirit and to make it alive locally and globally.

Joint Wharton/NAA Lecture & Networking event
Thursday 9 February at  INSEAD

Professor Serguei Netessine, who is The Timken Chaired Professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD & former Research Director of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance, spoke about the Business Model, which is at the heart of entrepreneurial success and transformational growth. Professor Netessine examined a set of pioneering companies which have alleviated inefficiencies in their operating models to design new Business Models, which has revolutionized the way of doing business in their respective industries.

INSEAD-Wharton Joint Alumni Event
Friday July 21 2017, Singapore

Presidents of Singapore Alumni Associations, Angelo Roxas (Wharton), and Cintia Tavella (INSEAD, MBA'07D), organized a fantastic and greatly attended event where Professor Phanish Puranam, Professor of Strategy & and The Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD led an interactive and interesting session on “The Curious Appeal of Non-Hierarchical Organizations”. Over 70 Alumni from both Wharton and INSEAD attended the event on a Friday evening in July(!). Many more exciting events are coming up this year, you can follow the events here.        

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