Wharton Partnership

The Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaThe International Foundation's longstanding relationship with the Wharton School brings prestige and excellence in education to you. Spanning over 30 years, the alliance has resulted in the distinguished Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation as well as high-quality investment courses.

The Wharton School, founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. As the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community.

Formed through in-depth, groundbreaking academic research and extensive industry experience, Wharton executive education programs offer a supportive and challenging context in which participants gain the skills necessary for their next level of executive development. Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education serves up to 8,000 mid- to senior-level executives annually.

Through partnership programs, International Foundation members have the opportunity to engage with faculty who are the most cited, most published faculty of all top-tier business schools. With a profound influence upon global business, Wharton faculty members are the sought-after, trusted advisors of corporations and governments worldwide.

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)

Since the inception of CEBS in 1977, the International Foundation has been privileged to partner with the Wharton School. This unique partnership distinguishes CEBS and its university-based curriculum from other total compensation designations. In its partnership role, the Foundation is responsible for program administration and the Wharton School is responsible for all academic standards including curriculum design and examinations.

Investments Management Education

Held annually at Wharton campuses, select investment management courses are offered to International Foundation member trustees and other benefit professionals with varying levels of knowledge and experience. Wharton's skilled educators and researchers, award-winning authors and leading authorities in the investment management field teach and/or oversee the curriculum of the investment courses.

2015 Offerings

Portfolio Concepts and Management

Monday, April 27 - Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Details

Alternative Investment Strategies

(Formerly known as Hedge Funds, Real Estate
and Other Alternative Investments)

Monday, July 27 - Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wharton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Details

Refresher Workshop in Core Investment Concepts

Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Details

Advanced Investments Management

Monday, September 28 - Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Details

For course content, contact Tiffany Ulbing at (262) 373-7652 or tiffanyu@ifebp.org.

The Learning Environments

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Steinberg Executive Conference Center
255 South 38th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6359

Classes are held at the Steinberg Executive Conference Center on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Lecture rooms offer a state-of-the-art, comfortable environment conducive to adult learning. Breakout rooms allow for small group discussion. Direct interaction with faculty is encouraged and aided by the limited class size.

Wharton | San Francisco
Hills Bros. Building
2 Harrison Street
San Francisco, California 94105

Classes are held in a state-of-the-art educational facility designed to facilitate the learning style that Wharton has pioneered. Wharton | San Francisco is conveniently located in San Francisco's business and financial district, in the historic Hills Bros. Building. Programs at Wharton | San Francisco draw their faculty and courses from the same world-renowned resources available at Wharton's Philadelphia campus. 

The Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaThe International Foundation's longstanding relationship with the Wharton School brings prestige and excellence in education to you. Spanning over 30 years, the alliance has resulted in the distinguished Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation in the United States as well as high-quality investment courses.

The Wharton School, founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. As the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community.

Formed through in-depth, groundbreaking academic research and extensive industry experience, Wharton executive education programs offer a supportive and challenging context in which participants gain the skills necessary for their next level of executive development. Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education serves up to 8,000 mid- to senior-level executives annually.

Through partnership programs, International Foundation members have the opportunity to engage with faculty who are the most cited, most published faculty of all top-tier business schools. With a profound influence upon global business, Wharton faculty members are the sought-after, trusted advisors of corporations and governments worldwide.

Investments Management Education

Held annually at Wharton campuses, select investment management courses are offered to International Foundation member trustees and other benefit professionals with varying levels of knowledge and experience. Wharton's skilled educators and researchers, award-winning authors and leading authorities in investment management teach and/or oversee the curriculum of the investment courses.

2014 Offerings

Portfolio Concepts and Management

Monday, May 5 - Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Details

International Investing and Emerging Markets

Monday, July 28 - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wharton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Details

For course content, contact Tiffany Ulbing at (262) 373-7652 or tiffanyu@ifebp.org.

The Learning Environments

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Steinberg Executive Conference Center
255 South 38th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6359

Classes are held at the Steinberg Executive Conference Center on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Lecture rooms offer a state-of-the-art, comfortable environment conducive to adult learning. Breakout rooms allow for small group discussion. Direct interaction with faculty is encouraged and aided by the limited class size.

Wharton | San Francisco
Hills Bros. Building
2 Harrison Street
San Francisco, California 94105

Classes are held in a state-of-the-art educational facility designed to facilitate the learning style that Wharton has pioneered. Wharton | San Francisco is conveniently located in San Francisco's business and financial district, in the historic Hills Bros. Building. Programs at Wharton | San Francisco draw their faculty and courses from the same world-renowned resources available at Wharton's Philadelphia campus.