Collaboration with China

The Wharton-INSEAD Alliance joins the resources of two world leaders in management education, creating global access to unparalleled business knowledge for students, faculty, and executives worldwide.


The Guanghua-Wharton Strategic Partnership began in 2007 to promote academic collaboration as well as faculty and student exchanges between Wharton and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. The schools have established a research facility on the campus of Guanghua to facilitate research conducted by Wharton faculty when they visit. The faculty collaboration includes the Guanghua-Wharton Joint Research Initiative on Firms and Markets in China, which offers research grants to Wharton faculty members at both schools.


Wharton’s partnership with Antai College of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University spans some 30 years, and in 2009 Penn signed an academic and research collaboration agreement that includes the implementation of student and faculty exchanges, establishment of a research center, and a jointly sponsored conference on International Financial Market Regulation.


The Chinatrust Research Fund on Greater China was established by Wharton in 2006 through the generosity of Chinatrust Bank (U.S.A.). This fund provides for a wide variety of activities that support Wharton's faculty research in Greater China.


The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)-Wharton Agreement of Cooperation, initiated in 2006, spans a wide spectrum of collaborative activities, including faculty research, the MBA student exchange partnership, and EMBA and Executive Programs.


Global Modular Courses: Short, full-credit courses in an intensive workshop format. Wharton students study specific business opportunities and challenges in regions (including China) undergoing rapid change through project- and team-based immersive learning.


Global Immersion Program: Wharton students take high-level surveys of the economic, cultural and geo-political drivers behind regions integral to the global economy, then experience it in-country.


Global Consulting Practicum: Established in 1978, this unique program pairs teams of Wharton M.B.A. students and faculty with teams from international partner universities to consult with a client company interested in entering or expanding its position in the U.S. or other world market. Through this program, more than 1,000 Wharton students have helped more than 250 companies develop market entry strategies for North America and elsewhere, adding more than $300 million in annual sales to their clients’ U.S. revenues.


The Lauder Institute MBA/MA Program in Chinese Language and Culture: The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, which bridges Wharton and Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, has been a pioneer in integrating management education with international studies, advanced language training, and cross-cultural proficiencies for more than 25 years.


MBA and Master of Public Administration with International Development Program offered jointly by Wharton and the Harvard Kennedy School.


The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business  brings together the liberal arts curriculum of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, and the business and finance curriculum of the Wharton School. Since its establishment in 1994, Huntsman students who choose to study Chinese spend at least one semester studying at one of four universities: Peking University (Beida) and Tsinghua University in Beijing, Fudan University in Shanghai, and National Taiwan University, Taipei in Taiwan.


International Exchange Programs: The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, and Tsinghua University regularly host Wharton students for full-immersion, semester-long exchange programs in China, offering advanced research facilities and rich teaching resources.


Wharton Programs for Executives

Wharton Programs for Executives collaborates with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) to develop an Executive MBA (EMBA) program and other executive programming. The EMBA Program includes a global track, which allows CEIBS students to study at Wharton for one module. The schools also jointly developed a Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Program designed to guide senior executives of Chinese enterprises in managing their long-term sustainable development challenges.