In 1881, Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become “pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.” The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world — with over 235 faculty members, 96,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.
Wharton uses two of Prendo’s simulations, ‘Pactio’ and ‘Kerovka’, on a regular basis in MBA, EMBA programs, and in both open and custom executive programs.
“Prendo’s Pactio simulation offers a theoretically grounded opportunity to apply stakeholder engagement concepts; it always triggers a rich discussion, and connects the classroom to the real world in a very powerful way.”
Witold (Vit) J. Henisz, Professor of Management, The Wharton School
“The ‘Pactio’ simulation was the best part of the Wharton AMP experience, because we got to experience corporate diplomacy and stakeholder management: we didn’t just think about it, we didn’t just talk about it, we actually did it live and got feedback about how the stakeholders thought about our leadership and management decisions: by far the best part of the program.”
Advanced Management Program (AMP) participant