6 months, online
3–5 hours per week
Managing the budget is important. But building trust and effective communication are also critical skills for today’s managers. Advance your ability to manage people, products, and processes with agility and confidence by enrolling in Wharton’s online Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial Mindset.
In this flexible six-month online program, the learning journey is broken up into seven main learning modules, blending the development of hard skills and soft skills into one holistic learning experience.
Whether you want to advance in your current industry, shift roles, or build a new business, Wharton’s online Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial Mindset can help you achieve your goals. This program is right for you if you are:
Assessment and Debrief
Fireside Chats with
Wharton MBA Alumni
Office Hours with Industry
The same faculty who teach in Wharton’s top-ranked MBA program also teach in the online Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial Mindset, complete with live sessions that include Q&A.
Simon and Midge Palley Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School
The K. P. Chao Professor; Professor of Marketing; Vice Dean, Analytics at Wharton; Chairperson, Wharton Marketing Department; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education; Professor of Statistics, The Wharton School
George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School
Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School
Miller-Sherrerd Professor; Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School
Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School
Cecilia Yen Koo Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School
David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest
Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Wharton School.
Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wharton School.
This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
If you want to achieve a management credential from an elite business school, while also maintaining your work/life balance, the Management Development Program may be a good fit. The required work effort is three to five hours per week, including live sessions with Wharton faculty, peer discussion groups, recorded videos, and short assignments. The on-campus three-day event at the end of the program offers opportunities to network with your peers, continue cultivating your management mindset, and celebrate your program completion.
If you are someone who wants to build your business skills to make a greater impact on your organization and on society, then developing your managerial mindset is your first step. Both the public and private sectors need more managers who not only have the hard skills such as finance, accounting, and operations to manage the business, but also the soft skills to manage people by building trust and communicating effectively. Even as technology infiltrates every aspect of our work, companies need people who can think in multiple dimensions, considering financial, operational, and human implications of business decisions.
There are no prerequisites for this program, except that you are fluent in English.
At Wharton, we look forward to a globally diverse and experienced group of participants in the program every cohort. A large majority of the participants have more than 10 years of professional experience, and we see participation from many senior managers and professionals. More than three-quarters of the participants come from the U.S., and the program also attracts international professionals from global business hubs like Spain, Brazil, Singapore, Qatar, and others. They represent a cross section of the largest industries of the global economy such as health care, banking and financial services, electronics and durables, and IT services.
This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the capstone project and 80 percent of the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion from Wharton. Elements that contribute to the score are discussion posts, polls, and activities in which you apply program content.
Because we know that there is immense value in meeting your peers and faculty in person, the program culminates with a live three-day event on Wharton’s campus designed to deepen the relationships you foster online with peers, to network with your colleagues, to build additional leadership skills, and to celebrate your program completion. It is optional, not mandatory, to attend this event. However, we believe this unique aspect of the program design will add tremendous value to your overall experience, and you won’t want to miss it. Highlights include:
There is no additional cost to join this three-day event, although travel costs such as airfare and hotel are the responsibility of the participant. We will offer suggestions for accommodations near Wharton’s campus along with a special discount code.
Having ambition to advance your management career doesn’t have to mean that you put your personal life on hold. We have designed this program to fit into your current working life, with just three to five hours of effort required per week. During the capstone project, you may need to put in more time to make it really shine, but this is the expected requirement to achieve a passing grade. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:
The program is designed to be highly interactive, while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various action learning exercises.
More than 3 million individuals have accessed Wharton’s knowledge through online learning since 2012. With this vast experience comes the confidence to design and deliver learning experiences with impact.
It’s interactive, flexible, rigorous, and designed to include a lot of personal attention so that you can reach your learning goals more effectively. You will join a community of learners who are excited to expand and share their knowledge. Here are a few elements that set this program apart:
Wharton Executive Education is collaborating with Emeritus to create and deliver this program. The certificate is issued by the Wharton School. Emeritus provides technology and student support throughout the experience.
Emeritus is based in Singapore, with offices located in the United States, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, and India. More than 30,000 professionals from over 150 countries have taken programs with Emeritus to date.
Because participants join from all over the world, we strive to schedule the live sessions at times when the majority of participants can join. All sessions are recorded and available 24 hours after the session. Moderated discussion boards supplement the live sessions.
Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Wharton School. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.
No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
No, there is no alumni status granted for this program.
You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for one full year following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.
Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.
Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet and video content is not available for download. You can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. Video lectures must be streamed via the internet and webinars and office hours will require an internet connection.
Yes, you can do the bank remittance in USD via wire transfer. Please contact your program advisor for more details.
Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available in the application form and should be selected before making the payment. The following payment options are available for the program:
Yes, the program fee is inclusive of any taxes with the exception of GST for Singapore residents.
You may request a full refund within seven (7) days of your payment or fourteen (14) days after the published start date of the program, whichever comes later. If your enrollment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrollment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period and the limit of one deferral per enrollment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to: email@example.com.