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The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, established in 1881 and is the world’s first collegiate business school. It is considered to be one of the world's most highly esteemed and influential business schools (Top 50 Business Schools) and is generally viewed as the premier business school at the undergraduate level and among the preeminent schools at the graduate and doctoral levels.  As the global leader of management education, the Wharton School makes an impact by developing business leaders and creating and disseminating business knowledge.  MBA in Management major develops students' knowledge and expertise to manage complex, established enterprises or guide start-up enterprises in their formative years. The department encompasses strategic and entrepreneurial management, as well as the management of people and organizations across national and cultural borders. It offers a general major in Management, as well as focused majors in Entrepreneurial Management, Human Resource & Organization Management, Multinational Management, and Strategic Management.  The Human Resource and Organizational Management major is designed to educate students in the leading edge of theory and practice associated with the management of employees and the design of organizations.  Wharton's PhD Program in Management is flexible and interdisciplinary, applying social science disciplines and research methods to management problems.  It offers specializations in strategy, international business, organizational behavior and theory, and human resource management.  The faculty has a broad range of interests ranging from the behavior of individuals and groups to organizational strategy.  Major areas of faculty research currently include: human resources and competitiveness; organizational learning and adaptation, and corporate entrepreneurship.  Wharton Executive Education at Aresty Institute of Executive Education designed for business executives and professionals seeking Leadership Development, Management Development, Senior Management, and Strategy Management.  Our executive leadership development programs delve into effective decision-making processes, power and influence, altering behaviors, recasting mindsets, organizational change, personal negotiation styles, and investing in and managing relationships for greater impact.  In addition, the Wharton School's Center for Human Resources provide numerous opportunities to network with fellow HR executives from around the country and around the world.