Immerse in a 9-month learning journey
December 15, 2021
Online + On Campus
We are offering a program fee benefit of US$2,000 exclusively for participants who apply by October 28, 2021.
The CHRO Program is an immersive, nine-month learning journey that takes you through a mix of relevant modules that combine theory and real-world case studies, along with video lectures, fireside chats, and research findings. As a program participant, you will connect with faculty who are global thought leaders, interact with industry experts, and collaborate with distinguished peers. Prepare for a learning journey that promises to encourage reflection, stimulate discussion, and foster an exchange of thoughtful perspectives.
of leaders say the evolving role of HR is important for them.
of HR professionals say HR will substantially change, and 75% think the change will be an expansion of HR’s accountability.
of professionals say they need to rethink their workforce experience to improve productivity.
No longer just a supporting player, human resources now has a seat at the executive table. This robust program will empower you to embrace a more strategic mindset, hone your effective decision-making skills, and help you take your organization to the next level. For nine months, you will engage in a mix of thought-provoking, online, interactive modules where you will explore contemporary case studies, noteworthy research, and applicable best practices. You will also discover how to apply the latest concepts in performance management and people analytics that help your organization achieve a competitive advantage in your industry. The program culminates with two days of on-campus networking, followed by graduation.
Program participants will examine novel and emerging theories, valuable insights, and innovative approaches. Along with global peers and faculty, you will discover new ways to identify turnaround strategies and the leaders who can implement them. You will also investigate the nuances of accessing data to measure, refine, and communicate HR goals. These core sessions will empower you to apply the tools you need to oversee leadership transitions and succession processes.
Elevating the CHRO Role
Human Capital and Talent Strategy
Leading Culture and Organizational Change
As part of the CHRO Program, you will have a choice of three electives from a selection of topics that complement the core curriculum learning experience. These electives afford deeper exploration with your virtual community, as well as a chance to gain a broader perspective and useful insights into common HR challenges.
Note: Final list of electives is subject to change
Join your peers for a two-day on-campus networking and graduation event.
For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start. After completing the CHRO Program and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton Alumni Status.
Executives who successfully complete the CHRO Program have the option of applying to the General Management Program (GMP). The GMP provides further opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and business acumen with a flexible curriculum. The CHRO Program provides one credit towards the six required to complete the GMP and earn alumni status. More details on the GMP is available at Wharton Executive Education.
Upon qualifying for Wharton Alumni Status, you will be eligible to receive:
Academic Director for the CHRO Program, Wharton Executive Education; Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Professor of Management, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School
Earn a digital Wharton Executive Education certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Benefits Offered to Participants:
Note: After successful completion of the 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.Download Brochure
Please also note that participation in the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Program (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at the University of Pennsylvania or the Wharton School (or, to Wharton’s knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a University of Pennsylvania or Wharton transcript, and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, or to any other university or institution.
Ideal candidates for the CHRO Program possess a deep understanding of all aspects of human resources management as well as industrial relations policies, practices, and operations. You are strategists, organizational orchestrators, and compliance regulators who are steeped in the complexities of human resources. You are often tapped for the counsel you offer to senior leadership or the board of directors. Designed for Chief HR/People Officers, the program also benefits senior HR leaders across talent, people management, compensation, engagement, performance, and HR operations.
Program eligibility criteria include:
We strongly recommend that interested participants apply early.
The first application deadline is
October 28, 2021
and the fee to apply is
The second application deadline is
November 30, 2021
and the fee to apply is
The program fee is US$20,000 and covers teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The fee does not include accommodation for the on-campus networking and graduation, transport expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.