Curriculum Solutions for Academic Institutions

Curriculum Solutions for Academic Institutions

Wharton Online partners with university professors and academic administrators around the world to enrich their curriculums. Whether you want to supplement your business finance course with business technology information or help your science, engineering, and liberal arts students gain valuable leadership skills, we can help. When you become a university partner, we make it easy to incorporate our 100% online, on-demand Business Ready courses into your curriculum development plan.

Wharton Online also offers online programs for individuals and for organizations.

Enrich Your Curriculum

Read about three core reasons you may consider using our course content for curriculum development purposes.

Fill Curriculum Gaps

Our Business Ready courses can be used to fill curriculum alignment gaps. These courses can be an excellent addition to a variety of trade school and professional studies programs—such as those in liberal arts, engineering, or education. With our Business Ready series of courses, you can prepare your students with the business education they need to enter the professional workforce after graduation.

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Supplement your coursework

Have you been wanting to add a lesson to your syllabus but have yet to find a good source? If so, you might be able to use Wharton Online Business Ready content to complement your current course curriculum. With courses about leadership, artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and business strategy, you have many options to choose from. Since our courses are broken down into modules, they’re convenient for you to incorporate into lessons and easy for your students to follow along.

Prepare MBA Students

For career switchers and other students who haven’t met your university’s Master of Business Administration prerequisites, our Business Strategy course can help them Identify barriers to organizational change and understand the basics behind business strategy implementation. If you’re looking for ways to establish congruity at the beginning of an MBA program, our Business Ready courses can help with that, too.

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What Makes Our Academic Solutions Different?

Below we’ve highlighted what sets our Curriculum Solutions for Universities apart:

  • Convenience: Out 100% online course content is accessible to you and your students from anywhere, at anytime
  • Flexibility: Since course content is on demand, you have flexibility in terms of how it’s integrated into your degree program offerings
  • Relevance: Wharton Online’s Business Ready courses are curated with academic and real-world relevance in mind, with the goal of preparing your students for the workforce.
  • Expertise: Our Business Ready course curriculum is developed and presented by world-renowned Wharton faculty
  • Support: You’ll have the support of a dedicated Wharton Online staff member who’s available throughout the academic solutions process

Who We Work With

We collaborate with professors, deans, and program directors to find academic learning solutions that benefit them and their students. If you work in one of the following settings, we could be great partners:

  • Undergraduate business programs
  • MBA programs
  • Nursing and medical universities
  • Engineering programs
  • Primary and secondary education programs
  • Liberal arts colleges
  • International universities
  • Continuing education programs

Four Business Ready Courses to Choose From

Each of our Business Ready online courses consists of learning activities curated from Wharton Online’s catalogue of business acumen courses, the largest of any top-tiered business school. These courses are already being used by a number of academic institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania. Delivery format differs per course but may include video lectures, quizzes, discussion boards, and more.

These courses include introductions to terminology, concepts, and frameworks, as well as specific hands-on skills associated with entry-level business positions—making them a perfect fit for universities who want to add supplemental business education to their existing degree programs.

Leadership in the 21st Century

Our Leadership in the 21st Century course teaches students how to create an environment where employees can thrive and step up to meet stretch goals for the organization. The course features cutting-edge research on the qualities and behaviors of both successful and unsuccessful work environments—focusing on how this research can be applied to practical, real-life workplace situations.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Better engage employees
  • Foster creativity among individuals and teams
  • Identify “givers,” “takers,” and “matchers”
  • Lead with purpose
  • Create a culture that encourages success

Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage

Maximizing competitive advantage and driving revenue growth are crucial for any organization. Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage gives professionals the tools and frameworks necessary to executive a well-designed business strategy. Learners will also learn how to assess the strategies of competitors.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Evaluate a firm’s strategic environment
  • Distinguish between organizational effectiveness and strategic positioning
  • Identify barriers to organizational change and strategy implementation
  • Map central and supporting firm activities
  • Engage in sustainable strategic management and planning

Artificial Intelligence for Business

If you want to provide your students with a competitive edge in emerging business technology, our Artificial Intelligence for Business course could be a great fit for your curriculum. In this course, participants learn the fundamentals of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning—and how these technologies can fit into an organization’s strategy.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use insights generated from Big Data to construct strategies
  • Select algorithms and methods to optimize a business’ trajectory
  • Address the challenges of Machine Learning in different business contexts
  • Strategically implement AI within an organization

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Social Media, and E-Commerce

The digital economy is constantly changing, and working professionals need to know how to navigate these ever-evolving environments. Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Social Media, and E-Commerce teaches learners about real-world principles of digital marketing that will become an essential part of their professional arsenal. The course is designed to prepare participants for success in digital, social media, e-commerce marketing.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply new models to increase profitability in business and e-commerce
  • Utilize effective social media and digital marketing tactics
  • Implement real-world digital marketing and ecommerce techniques
  • Market themselves and their products more effectively

Discounted Offerings for Academic Institutions

Program directors who are interested in providing the Business Ready series of courses to a full cohort of students may be eligible for academic discounts. Enrolling a full cohort of students also simplifies the registration process and provides access to a set of learning analytics reports for the cohort.

Cohort Size Normal Registration Fee Discount % Scholarship Discounted Registration
20-50 $599 25% $150 $450
50-100 $599 40% $240 $360
>100 $599 Please inquire for updated pricing.

Ready to Learn More?

We’d love to learn about your academic needs. If you’re ready to learn more about our Curriculum Solutions for Academic Institutions, request more information today.