Wharton Stories: Family/Partners

Students and alumni share their approaches handling childcare, managing weekends away from home, and getting the most out of Wharton’s EMBA Program.

Five EMBA Parents Share Their Advice, Their Experience in the Program, and Their Child Care Solutions

How do you balance work and life in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives? Ask management consultant Akshay Mehta, WG’18, who finds time for a new baby, studies, and a heavy travel schedule.

A Management Consultant Gives His Strategies for Balancing Work, Wharton, and a New Baby

Dr. Marie-Laure Romney, WG’18, is balancing Wharton’s challenging EMBA with her roles in emergency medicine and as a mom of three.

How This Doctor Took on Wharton’s Quantitative Curriculum and Grew Her Family at the Same Time

Why Jodie Yorg, WG’19, decided she needed an MBA to advance in her tech industry career, and how she’s making the program work for her family.

Silicon Valley Exec on Why Wharton’s EMBA Program Is Worth It — Especially for Women

When George Dutile, WG’17, wanted to transition from the military, he and his wife worried about taking a risk on an MBA. They went “all in” at Wharton, and the whole family benefited.

Why This Vet Brought His Family to Wharton and Why It Was the Best Thing He Ever Did

“Going back to school as a single parent was a significant concern. But this was an important cause and I wanted my children to see me work towards my goals.”

How an Engineer Is Learning to Lead Across Industry Lines While Maintaining Family Responsibilities as a Single Mom

“If you’re a parent considering this program, remember that you are already an expert at balancing work and home. You know how to prioritize. Once school is added onto your plate, you figure it out.”

New Single Mother of Four on Balancing Work, Family, and School

The keys to making it work are planning and communication. You need to align expectations so you both understand the time commitment and the reward.

This EMBA Dad Managed a Career Change and Welcomed Two New Children Before Graduation

You quickly realize that this is not a competitive environment. You are all making great sacrifices to be in this program and you stand to gain a lot more by being a team player.

Intelligence Analyst Says an MBA Increasingly Important in Public Sector

“I was looking for a program that would offer me the support and resources I needed to achieve academic and professional success and thrive as a mother — and I’m happy to say I’ve found that at Wharton.”

A Survival Kit for MBA Moms at Wharton