Wharton School Launches 12-month Advanced Business Analytics Program

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PHILADELPHIA, January 28, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched an Advanced Business Analytics Program to help mid-career and senior professionals gain hands-on experience with applications of various data analytics tools to drive business transformation.

According to a recent SAP & Forrester consulting survey, more than 90% of companies say that tools such as AI/ML are key to achieving their digital transformation goals. There is a growing demand across industries for leaders who can use these tools to leverage data to drive organizational strategy and improve business performance. The Wharton Advanced Business Analytics Program is specifically designed to address this need.

With this unique offering, participants anywhere in the world can master emerging tools and learn to apply predictive, descriptive, and prescriptive analytics for effective decision-making—gaining both hands-on experience and insights into real-world application of business analytics. The flexible nature of the program allows participants to select online electives as well as an on-campus elective relevant to their role and industry, thereby tailoring their learning for maximum career impact.

The rigorous curriculum has been designed by Wharton faculty to meet the primary goal of providing specific skill sets that meet emerging industry requirements. “In a rapidly digitizing knowledge driven world where data and information are the primary asset, the demand for skilled professionals who can analyze and optimize data into actionable insights and strategies is skyrocketing. Senior professionals need to understand the applications of tools like AI/ML, Big Data, and Data Visualization to stand out and stay ahead of the curve. We, at Wharton, are excited to offer this invaluable program to help them broaden their analytical skills and shape successful careers,” says Jagmohan Raju, Professor of Marketing, Vice Dean of Executive Education at the Wharton School.

The Wharton Advanced Business Analytics Program is led by Prasanna Tambe, Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School, and Eric Bradlow, Professor of Marketing, Vice Dean of Analytics at the Wharton School. The faculty team includes Raghuram Iyengar, Miers-Busch, W’1885 Professor, Professor of Marketing, and Faculty Director – Wharton Customer Analytics, Ron Berman, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, and Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, an influential figure in Internet policy who served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team in 2008. The faculty team also includes various thought leaders and researchers in the business analytics space.

“The Wharton School has been at the forefront of trail-blazing data analytics research and teaching, and with the launch of this course, professionals from across the world will have the opportunity to learn from one of the leading institutions in the world,” says Eric Bradlow, Professor of Marketing, Vice Dean of Analytics at the Wharton School.

The program comprises six core modules spanning 20 weeks, two online electives taught over six weeks each, and a five-day in-class immersion at the Wharton campus in Philadelphia for an elective in either finance, marketing, leadership, or innovation and strategy. Apart from 200+ hours of interactive learning with renowned Wharton faculty, participants also attend fireside chats and guest lectures from global industry leaders, and finally, apply their learnings by developing a digital transformation roadmap for their own organization. The program also features a unique level of guidance and mentorship, including one-on-one access to a Success Coach for the duration of the session. Upon successful completion of the program, and upon review of further qualification criteria, the participants have a pathway to apply for Wharton Alumni Status.

“Learning how to leverage business analytics opens up career opportunities in today’s technology-driven world, and at Emeritus, we are excited to collaborate with the Wharton School in helping these professionals advance their careers,” says Lisa Rohrer, Head of University Partnerships at Emeritus.

This 12-month program is priced at USD 40,000, which includes teaching fees, all academic materials, access to online coursework and an in-class elective. The course starts on March 31, 2021 and is open for enrollment now through Emeritus. For more information about the program, visit https://online-execed.wharton.upenn.edu/advanced-business-analytics-program.

About the Wharton School 

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

About Emeritus

Emeritus offers professional education courses in collaboration with top-ranked universities: Cambridge, Columbia, Dartmouth, London Business School, MIT, UC Berkeley, Wharton and others. Using technology and curriculum innovation, Emeritus enables working professionals who cannot enroll in full-time courses to access a top-tier, affordable education that will give them the skills needed to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Emeritus’ global team includes 600+ employees located in Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai and Singapore. https://emeritus.org