Academic Programs

The Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program


The Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program is one of the largest and most diverse academic programs of its kind in the world. More than 2,000 students and entrepreneurs participate in courses each year led by both standing faculty and successful current or former business owners. Endowed in 1997 by Robert B. Goergen (WG '62), the program is based on the leading research conducted by Wharton faculty. The program is distinguished by its ability to combine theory with practice, allowing students to gain access and insight from the entrepreneurial business community.

Robert B. Goergen, a classic entrepreneurial success story, created an entire industry when he expanded his regional candle business into a global operation and Blyth, Inc. became the industry leader in candles and home fragrance products. His generous gift endows the teaching programs in entrepreneurship at Wharton, including a Robert B. Goergen Professorship, funds for course development, and fellowships for new faculty.

Pre-Term Information Session for Class of 2013

Neil Blumenthal (WG'10), Co-founder of Warby Parker, spoke to the MBA Class of 2013 about his entrepreneurial career path and the ways in which Wharton helped him and his Warby Parker co-founders build the business while full-time MBA students.

Information Session Handout

Information Session Video