Who should attend
Whether you want to advance in your current industry, shift roles, or build a new business, Wharton’s online Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial Mindset can help you achieve your goals. This program is right for you if you are:
- An individual contributor from a technical or non-technical field who aspires to — or has recently gained — management responsibilities
- A functional expert or mid-level manager with potential for future senior management roles
- An aspiring entrepreneur or business owner who wants to achieve a management credential that will help support the growth of your enterprise
About the course
Managing the budget is important. But building trust and effective communication are also critical skills for today’s managers. Advance your ability to manage people, products, and processes with agility and confidence by enrolling in Wharton’s online Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial Mindset.
In this flexible six-month online program, the learning journey is broken up into seven main learning modules, blending the development of hard skills and soft skills into one holistic learning experience.
Ingredients for a Winning Managerial Mindset
ACCOUNTING: Understanding balance sheets, income statements, and cash flows
FINANCE: Learning about time value of money, interest rates, and return on investment
MARKETING: Understanding the customer, brand positioning, and analytics/measuring results
OPERATIONS AND STRATEGY: Understanding and improving work processes, decision trees, planning for growth, and organizational architecture
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT: Building trust, communicating effectively, and leveraging networks
MANAGING PEOPLE: Understanding motivation and designing reward systems for people, designing jobs, using managerial power effectively, and making decisions
MANAGING YOURSELF: Launching your personal search for success, thinking about success on your own terms, and defining achievement and happiness for yourself
Program Introduction: Managerial Mindset
Module 1: Managing People (Weeks 2–5)
Module 2: Stakeholder Management (Weeks 6–8)
Module 3: Introduction to Accounting (Weeks 9–11)
Module 4: Introduction to Finance (Weeks 12–15)
Module 5: Marketing (Weeks 16–19)
Module 6: Operations and Strategy (Weeks 20–23)
Module 7: Managing Yourself (Weeks 24–26)
Wharton On-Campus: Networking and Learning Event and Celebration of Program Completion
- Achieve work/life balance with online learning
- Learn from the same faculty who teach in Wharton’s MBA program
- Personal assessment helps you chart your own path
- Blend of hard and soft skills prepares you for being a well-rounded leader
- Apply the learnings to your job immediately
- Live webinars, office hours, and discussion boards engage your thinking
- Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network
Certificate of Achievement
- Certificate from the Wharton School
- Come to the Wharton campus for a special three-day learning event, networking, and celebration of program completion
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