The Mission of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
The Alliance is a commitment from both schools to enable and encourage mutual collaborative activities for Faculty, MBA, Ph.D., Research & Development and Alumni. Every initiative of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance is driven by the partners to excellence, innovation and to thought leadership in management in the 21st century.
The INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research and Education supports the development of innovative programs and teaching materials involving Faculty from both schools. It enables initiatives and activities that neither partner could have undertaken on its own.
Our strategic alliance has been renewed through June 2025. Watch the video (below) to learn about our extraordinary partnership.
Research Director, INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
18th Year Anniversary Celebration
The INSEAD – Wharton Alliance Memorandum of Understanding Renewal Event took place at INSEAD on Thursday, 28 June 2018.
Our shared vision is the belief that tomorrow’s market leaders in management research and education must have global reach and be part of a global business education and knowledge network. The enhanced use of information and communication technology as well as state-of-the-art learning technologies will be critical components of that global network.
The alliance between INSEAD and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is a strategic partnership created in March 2001 to establish academic ties between two prestigious business schools based on the shared belief that tomorrow’s market leaders in management education must have global reach and be part of a global business education and knowledge network with a leadership position in America, Europe and Asia. The demands of fast-paced, multinational companies for superior global education was the key driver behind the decision to form this Alliance.
- Mar 2001 Creation of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
- 2002 More than 100 MBA students participated in the first exchange
- July 2004 Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
- July 2007 Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
- April 2008 Renewal signing event hosted in New York by INSEAD and Wharton Deans
- Mar 2011 10th Anniversary celebration held in London with Deans Dipak C. Jain (INSEAD) and Thomas S. Robertson (Wharton)
- July 2012 Renewal of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
- July 2015 15th anniversary of the Alliance. Renewal until June 2018
- July 2018 Alliance renews Memorandum of Understanding until 2021
- 2001- 2020 Since its creation, more than 2,105 MBA students have participated in the exchange
- 2020 - 2021 Since its creation, more than 2,152 MBA students have participated in the exchange
INSEAD was founded on a principle of business as a force for good. Since we first opened our doors, this has guided our actions and our approach to business education. It also guides the partnerships we forge in pursuit of excellence in education. The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance is a shining example of how we use partnerships to remain true to our principles and deliver a truly transformative education experience – something no single school can provide. Together we can do more and produce more positive results for business and society.
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD
The Wharton School is a diverse, multicultural institution that prepares current and future leaders to transform business and society on a global scale. We are incredibly proud of our international community of students, faculty and alumni, and recognize the critical need to exchange ideas and knowledge across cultures as we live, learn and conduct business in an increasingly interconnected global environment. Our alliance with INSEAD furthers our impact by encouraging collaborations among the faculty and students of both schools. It is a unique and valuable partnership that increases the span of our research and the knowledge that we disseminate to the world.
Erika James, Dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Dean of INSEAD
Professor of Economics
Research Director, The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
Professor of Technology and Operations Management
Suzanne Sellier Di Sano
Manager, The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance
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