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Leadership in the management of technology and innovation in business.

Welcome. EMTM InSITE is for prospective and current students, sponsors, alumni and others interested in Penn's Executive Master’s in Technology Management (EMTM). In each issue, we cover timely admissions information, program highlights and personal perspectives from EMTM students, alumni and faculty. We appreciate your interest and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Message from the Director
This may be the right time to make an investment in your own capabilities. Read EMTM Director Dwight L. Jaggard’s insights on Penn’s Executive Master’s in Technology Management program and its 20-year track record in helping its students to assume positions of greater scope and complexity, to garner success from appropriately deploying technology in support of business strategy and to blend professional management practices with entrepreneurial drive and leadership.


Paying for Yourself Can Pay Off
For any EMTM student, the time and money spent pursuing a combined management and technology degree is a major investment, and choosing to self-sponsor the program proves to be an even greater commitment. Yet many students feel the decision to pay their own way is an empowering and critical action toward accelerating their career progress. In fact, 1/3 of all EMTM students are fully self-funded. Read the stories of three alumni who decided to make the major financial investment in themselves by sponsoring their own education in the EMTM program. >>more

Paying for Yourself Can Pay Off

Disruptive Innovation in Times of Economic Crisis
While globalization has witnessed the decline of U.S. dominance in manufacturing, energy and even finance, one thing had long been presumed unassailable: a willingness to engage in transformative, or “disruptive,” innovation. But with the economy in a tailspin, will business, government and academia shy away from the risk-taking and short-term costs that come with the territory of innovating? Wharton faculty and practitioners offer their views on why companies these days should be more interested than ever in trying out radical new ideas. >>more

Disruptive Innovation in Times of Economic Crisis

Being Smarter about Being Green
Learn how EMTM graduates have been using their considerable resources in both management and new technologies to improve environmental stewardship and energy conservation in a host of different ways. From the construction industry to open source computing solutions to banking to beverages — four alumni have found that it may not be easy to be green, but it can be extremely rewarding. >>more

Leading in a World of Permanent Vulnerability

Value of an EMTM Degree: Worth the Investment?
‘How useful is an EMTM degree to what you do?’ This was a great question, given the deteriorating economy and the practical concerns of prospective students and their employers — especially employers who underwrite or fully sponsor their participation in EMTM. Vladislav Vilensky EMTM‘10, a senior manager of business consulting for Cognizant’s Healthcare division, asked this question of every EMTM student he met last year when he was deciding whether to enroll in the program. To find out what he found out, read on... >>more

Value of an EMTM Degree: Worth the Investment?

EMTM Profiles: Highest Rate of Return
Read the stories of six graduates of the EMTM program who propelled themselves into more senior and wide ranging positions — expanding their opportunities while making an impact on their businesses. In the words of an alumnus, “The EMTM degree has given me an entirely new way of seeing, a sense of empowerment and the leadership skills on which to build my career. Of all the investments I’ve made in the past 10 years, EMTM has had the highest rate of return.” >>more

EMTM Profiles: Highest Rate of Return

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