Wharton's Worldly New Dean

Emory's Thomas Robertson, an expert on developing a global brand, will take over for Patrick Harker as head of Penn's business school

When the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania launched its search last year for a dean to replace Patrick Harker, observers speculated that the B-school would look outside Penn for a replacement. With the June 21 announcement of its choice—Thomas Robertson, a former dean of the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and a former Wharton faculty member—it appears to be getting it both ways.

, but has yet to establish a campus in another country, he said. At least half of the top Executive MBA programs already have international campuses. The school needs to explore establishing joint degree programs with other international schools and creating new international programs. "We don't really have an international or global footprint," he said.

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