Wharton Executive Education Prepares To Educate High Performance Veterans Through The Business Foundations Specialization Series

Career Climbers / 7th July 2017

The Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is preparing to educate fifty transitioning veterans through the Wharton Online Business Foundations Specialization series. Wharton has partnered with VETTED, a new Texas-based non-profit targeting high-performance military service members and veterans for accelerated executive education to prepare them for successful careers in the private sector. Wharton, in conjunction with the Texas A&M Mays, University of Texas McCombs, and Rice University Jones Business Schools, assisted in the development of a comprehensive, innovative new transition platform, the Veteran Accelerated Management Program (VAMP), for senior service members entering the workforce.

The Veteran Accelerated Management Program combines five months of distance learning through Wharton’sBusiness Foundations Specialization series, followed by two months of comprehensive residential graduate level business instruction at Texas A&M, University of Texas, or Rice University. This highly engaging and interactive program utilizes cases, presentations, simulations, performance assessments, guest speakers, and the first-ever Psychology of the Veteran Transition to ensure Veterans are well-prepared for the challenges that await them in the corporate sector. Not only are these veterans developing the business acumen they need to succeed in the corporate world, but they are also provided world-class career services including resume development, mock interviews, and networking techniques. Veterans also gain industry exposure and experience during a micro-consulting capstone, embedded in corporations during the 2 month residential module.

Wharton’s highly successful four-course Foundation Series with a Capstone Project allows participants to apply their knowledge to real-world business problems. Taught by faculty from one of the top business schools in the world, the Wharton Online Business Foundations Specialization provides a Coursera Verified Certificate for participants who complete the four courses in Wharton’s Foundation Series – Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Operations Management – as well as the Capstone Project. “We are proud to work with the VETTED to help our military veterans transition from the public to the private sector,” says Don Huesman, Managing Director of Online Learning at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “These men and women bring real world experience in leadership, teamwork, and problem solving to the task of building American businesses and growing our economy. We are delighted that our online classes can be useful in helping veterans develop their knowledge of core business disciplines.” All courses in a Specialization series must be taken through the Coursera Verified Certificate path to be considered completed.  

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