Management Development Program

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Cultivate a Management Mindset

Organizations need multifaceted managers with the skill set to consider the financial, operational, strategic, and human implications of their business decisions. In Wharton’s online Management Development Program, you’ll gain the hard and soft skills to become a more effective and well-rounded leader.

Whether you’re a senior business leader looking to enhance your skills, a mid-level manager who wants to advance to the next level, or someone from a non-business discipline currently in a business management role, this program will help you attain the confidence, agility, and insights to succeed.

Key Takeaways

In the Management Development Program, you will learn to:

  • Acquire a range of hard and soft skills to improve your operational and strategic decision-making abilities, build trust, and create effective communication

  • Make more educated decisions through a better understanding of financial, accounting, marketing, and operational topics, including return on investment, financial statements, brand positioning, and customer analytics

  • Plan for organizational growth by improving work processes, decision trees, and organizational architecture

  • Build and leverage your network of other successful, high-performing professionals in the cohort

Program Curriculum


The program’s comprehensive curriculum provides you with a full range of managerial insights, including how to effectively use your managerial power to build trust and motivate people; enhance your financial and accounting acumen; boost your marketing and communications impact; and improve your operational and strategic decision-making abilities.

The curriculum also includes an optional two-day on-campus Wharton networking and learning event in celebration of the program’s completion.

Program Highlights



Recorded lectures and online learning to help you achieve work-life balance


Interactive Learning

Engage your thinking with live webinars, office hours, discussion boards, and fireside chats with Wharton MBA alumni


World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from the same faculty who teach in Wharton's MBA program


Career Enhancement

Personal assessment helps you chart your own path


Well-Rounded Curriculum

A blend of hard and soft skills that prepares you to become an effective leader


Peer Learning

Network with and learn from high-achieving peers around the globe


Real-World Application

Immediately apply relevant program learnings in your workplace


Hands-On Application Exercises

Use experiential learning activities to reinforce new skills


Wharton On-Campus Event

Enjoy a two-day learning and networking event to celebrate program completion

Our Participants



  • North America – 73%

  • Asia – 13%

  • Europe – 5%

  • Africa – 5%

  • South America – 4%



  • 0-9 years – 17%

  • 10-14 years – 25%

  • 15-19 years – 26%

  • 20+ years – 32%


Job Function

  • General management – 21%

  • Sales and business development – 19%

  • Information technology – 9%

  • Engineering – 7%

  • Project management – 7%

  • Marketing/PR – 6%

  • Other – 30%


The program provides a 360-degree view with the manager in the middle of everything. The participants and their varied experiences made it even more interesting.
Anand Ganesan
Life Sciences Solutions Consultant
What I enjoyed the most was how complete this program was. When I searched for a program that was not as long as an MBA, this offered everything I was looking for.
Argenis M. Contreras
President, Doral International Foods, LLC
The lecture video content, examples, and overall structure of the program was very good. The program hit on all the key elements needed for one to grow in the area of general management.
Shawn Brown
Project Manager, RSCC Wire and Cable
The content was the best as well as the flexibility of the work submissions.
Olga Etkina
Founder, Career and Talent Advisor, Black Swan Careers
The program made me look in the mirror as a manager and evaluate myself. I have not done this in the past and it will help me in the future in being a better overall manager.
Glenn Howell
Director of Sales, RGA Enterprises, Inc.
The module on ‘Managing Yourself’ made me dive deep within myself to see the changes I needed to make to become a better leader.
Mitch Sava
Director U.S. Sales, MicroPort CRM

About Wharton Executive Education

Wharton Executive Education delivers best-in-class, integrated learning experiences that are innovative, evidence-based, results-focused, and practical. With the goal of advancing leaders at every level, our programs are rooted in the latest research, enhance business acumen, and encourage new ways of thinking to solve the global business and leadership challenges of today and tomorrow.

Program Faculty

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.

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Simon and Midge Palley Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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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

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George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

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Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

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Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor; Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

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Ira A. Lipman Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

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Miller-Sherrerd Professor; Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

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Practice Professor, Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

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Cecilia Yen Koo Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School

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

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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.


  • 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.


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Flexible payment options available.

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