Wharton School to Announce New Business Certificate Program in India at Global Engagement Series in Mumbai

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Harbir Singh, Wharton’s Vice Dean of Global Initiatives, Mack Professor of Management, and Co-Author of The India Way, to Discuss “Playing on a Global Stage”

PHILADELPHIA– The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will officially announce the launch of a new business certificate program for India next month in Mumbai, India. The announcement will take place 11 October at Wharton’s Global Engagement Series event at the Taj Land’s End in Mumbai. Wharton Vice-Dean Jason Wingard will make the announcement.

The event will also feature a presentation by Harbir Singh, Wharton’s Vice Dean of Global Initiatives and the Mack Professor of Management, who will address the current challenges of doing business in today’s highly competitive and globally interconnected environment. Co-author of The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management, Singh will bring an empirical perspective to the factors promoting globalization, the sources of value creation in going global, and the benefits of local adaptation and global integration.

Designed to meet the current needs of high-potential business leaders in India, Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program will refine business acumen and enhance professional development. This certificate program includes courses on strategy, finance, marketing, and leadership and will be offered exclusively in India during 2012.

Singh, who will teach in the Accelerated Development Program, says the time is right for a program like this in India. “Among the major business schools, Wharton is the most international in orientation and most committed to exploring issues that transcend national borders,” he said. “We understand the differences, both in terms of culture and ways of doing business, that affect organizations as they move onto the global stage, and that understanding is reflected in our dedication to global business education.”

Accelerated Development Program participants will benefit from Wharton’s deep understanding of global organizations and their unique challenges. The academic program features the same world-class faculty and content taught at the internationally-recognized business school in the United States. Additionally, Accelerated Development Program participants will be assigned a career coach and they will also undergo professional assessments in order to complete the certificate’s requirements.

To RSVP for the 11 October event or to enroll in Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program, email Wharton’s partner in India, Eruditus Executive Education.

About the Wharton School and Wharton Executive Education

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania— founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 88,000 graduates.

Executive education at Wharton brings together over 9,000 executives each year from all corners of the globe in a partnership of learning. The best and the brightest business minds today tackle real-world issues in a highly collaborative environment.

Informed by in-depth, groundbreaking academic research and extensive industry experience, Wharton programs can span anywhere from a few days to a year or more. Each executive education program offers a supportive and challenging context where participants gain the skills necessary for their next level of executive development. Participants who come to Wharton from a diverse range of industries engage with faculty who are the most cited, most published faculty of all top-tier business schools. With a profound influence upon global business, Wharton faculty are the sought-after, trusted advisors of corporations and governments worldwide.

Eruditus Executive Education (www.eruditus.com), based in India, delivers high quality executive education programs to Indian corporations and participants. Eruditus collaborates with global business schools and renowned faculty in delivering programs targeted at India’s growing leadership talent pool.