Wharton truly is a global business school, and the journeys we make between semesters reflect our ever-broadening reach and our ever-deepening knowledge.
Many students and faculty used the time off during Winter Break to participate in one of our innovative Global Modular Courses. Taught in cities around the world, these intensive courses give students first-hand exposure to business challenges and opportunities in regions undergoing rapid change. This winter, Jagmohan Raju introduced students to marketing strategies for the Indian consumer in Mumbai; Bulent Gultekin looked at finance in the Middle East and Africa in Abu Dhabi; Katherine Klein tackled issues of conflict, leadership and change in Kigali; Karl Ulrich led students in web-based product development in San Francisco; and Kent Smetters considered clean technology for energy, also in San Francisco.
The new semester is now underway, and our buildings are bustling once again. I look forward to the semester ahead, along with our next round of Global Modular Courses during Spring Break, and to watching our students and faculty put their newfound knowledge into action. Happy new year!
See video coverage of the global modular courses.