Global C-Suite Program

Embrace global business leadership
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“Organizations worldwide are undergoing massive changes in the way they function and conduct business. This paradigm shift has necessitated the need for C-suite officers who can effectively grasp the changing dynamics of the business landscape and strategize for success. The Global C-Suite Program from Wharton Executive Education has been designed to help senior executives sharpen their skills to lead in the evolving business environment.”
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Emilie R. Feldman
Academic director for the Global C-Suite Program; Professor of Management, the Wharton School

What will you learn from the program?

The multimodular program will enable you to:

  • Consolidate your functional, business, and communication skills to lead from the C-suite

  • Understand how to manage complex, multi-partner alliances and nurture strategic business ecosystems

  • Develop new approaches for global team building, strategy execution, and implementation

  • Focus on the demands of emerging markets and grasp new industry challenges

  • Plan and execute global strategy from a range of lenses including leadership, organizational culture, business challenges, and talent management

  • Recognize the drivers of corporate value and their tradeoffs: organic revenue growth, returns on capital, and long-term investing

  • Identify the factors that help your organization gain and sustain competitive market advantage

Program highlights


Customize your learning journey with a choice of electives.


Learn at your own pace with a weekly commitment of three to five hours.


Glean insights from global industry experts who are at the cutting edge of innovation.


Network with accomplished peers from around the globe and gain new approaches to leadership.


Engage with your success coach to craft your learning journey through regular check-in sessions.


Benefit from experiential sessions combining theory with real-world case studies and apply the knowledge to your organization.


Meet your peers, industry experts, and faculty during two days of in-person networking on the Wharton campus.


Following successful completion of the program and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton alumni status.

Hear from our participants

As a lifelong knowledge seeker, I consider the Wharton Global C-Suite program an excellent investment in myself during a period of reflection after my time as President EMEA and GM Foot Locker Europe....
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Susie Kuhn
President EMEA & General Manager Foot Locker Europe
The interactive sessions were insightful and profound, including delving into the intricacies of leadership, navigating the AI era with MOATS, and a very interesting case study on M&A. Beyond the weal...
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Amit Unde
Vice President and CTO, Insurance at LTIMindtree
The wrap-up session at the Wharton campus was a culmination of intensive learning, strategic discussions, and collaborative insights. It broadened my understanding of global business dynamics and also...
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Haifa Al Lawati
CHRO Bank Nizwa


The Global C-Suite Program will enable forward-thinking executives like you to learn from a cutting-edge curriculum that reflects current industry trends. You will learn to formulate and execute global strategies, develop new approaches to manage global teams, and lead growth-focused initiatives. The program is divided into two components — 18 weeks of core modules followed by three online electives of six weeks each. It concludes with a two-day networking and graduation event on the Wharton campus in Philadelphia.

Note: Session topics and final list of electives are subject to change

Recognition ceremony and networking event (two days | on campus)

Meet your cohort peers and faculty in person on the Wharton Executive Education campus in Philadelphia at a two-day recognition ceremony and networking event. This event takes place once every four cohorts, enabling you to network with not just your peers but also professionals from other cohorts and to create a lifelong community of global executives.



Executive reflection

Throughout the program, you will work on a reflection journal by applying program learnings to identify challenges in your current or previous organization. For the executive reflection, you will select one of the challenges you have identified, analyze it using each module’s learnings, and create a set of potential solutions to resolve the challenge.

There are three reflection journal submissions in total — one at the end of each phase:

  • Week 6: Global Strategy

  • Week 12: Executing Growth Strategies

  • Week 18: Global Leadership

You will be able to reflect upon the strategies you wish to implement, the support you will need in executing them, and how you can contribute to the future of your organization.

You are also encouraged to take advantage of weekly office hours and the Slack channel to ask questions and discuss ideas with your success coach and fellow peers.

Academic Director

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Academic Director for the Global C-Suite Program, Wharton Executive Education; Michael L. Tarnopol Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Emilie R. Feldman is the academic director for the Global C-Suite Program. Her research primarily centers on corporate strategy and governance. She also explores the internal ...

Meet the faculty

Feldman will be joined by other renowned faculty who are experts in their fields, along with acclaimed industry thought leaders. Their insights and domain expertise can be leveraged to better understand your business and industry in a global context.

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Gad Allon

Jeffrey A. Keswin Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, The Wharton School

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Martine Haas

Lauder Chair Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School; Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, The University of Pennsylvania

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Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez

Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor, The Wharton School

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Nicolaj Siggelkow

David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School

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Michael Useem

William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest, The Wharton School

David Wessels

Adjunct Full Professor of Finance; Director, Wharton Executive Education, The Wharton School

Meet Your Success Coach


Success Coach

Melissa has spent the past 20+ years working in a spectrum of industries from not-for-profits to large C-corporations, tribal and local governments, higher education, manufact...

Who is it for?

The Global C-Suite Program is ideal for:

  • Experienced executives preparing to step into a global leadership role from a regional one

  • Recent C-suite officers who want to build momentum while making an impact

  • General managers who execute business transitions during alliances and collaborate with global and regional stakeholders

  • Executives and current C-suite officers in small- and medium-sized organizations looking to accelerate their careers

Program eligibility criteria include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Past participant profile

The Global C-Suite Program attracts individuals who have diverse backgrounds, come from different industries, and bring unique experiences. The inclusive nature of the cohort ensures that you engage with like-minded peers, and gain valuable insights to address the challenges faced by your organization.

Average years of work experience:

  • 10 to 15 years: 6%

  • 15 to 20 years: 27%

  • More than 20 years: 66%

Top functions:

  • General Management

  • Business Development/Sales

  • Information Systems/Technology

  • Strategic Planning

  • Finance Accounting

  • Consulting

  • Operations/Logistics

  • Engineering/Design

  • R&D/Product Development

  • Administration

  • Legal/Compliance

  • Entrepreneurship

Top industries:

  • IT/Computers

  • Banking and financial services

  • Technology/Telecom

  • Consulting

  • Healthcare/Health services

  • Consumer products/Retail

Pathway to Wharton alumni status

For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start. Subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, the completion of the Global C-Suite Program and subsequent open-enrollment programs puts you on a pathway to apply for Wharton alumni status. Executives who successfully complete the Global C-Suite Program have the option of applying to the General Management Program (GMP), which offers further opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and business acumen with a flexible curriculum. The Global C-Suite Program provides one credit towards the six required to complete the GMP and earn alumni status. More details on the GMP are available at Wharton Executive Education.

Upon qualifying for Wharton alumni status, you will be eligible to receive:

  • Full access to become a member of 77+ Wharton alumni clubs

  • Invitations to attend future Wharton global alumni forums

  • A Wharton email address

Please also note that participation in the Global C-Suite Program (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status, 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.



Earn a Wharton Executive Education digital certificate upon successful completion of the program. Alumni of the program get exclusive access to a wide range of professionals, events, and networking opportunities. Furthermore, you can also benefit from additional tuition assistance upon enrolling in further online programs from Wharton Executive Education.

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.


Connect with a Program Advisor for a 1:1 Session

Our program advisors have helped senior executives across the world choose the right program for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding on why the Global C-Suite Program is the right fit for you.


Phone: +1 567 587 1541 (U.S.) / +44 1313 812895 (U.K.) / +971 80 00321209 (U.A.E.) / +52 55930 20507 (LATAM)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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