A Look Ahead

Wharton is a rich community, with plenty of ways to get involved. You’ll choose classes, leadership roles, clubs, and, of course, summer internships. You’ll stretch in ways you never imagined and customize your own experience. Your level of involvement is up to you.

Below is a sampling of these opportunities.  You’ll learn more about them in Pre-Term. Just remember: whatever path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Curriculum 

As your class experiences the flexible curriculum, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to not only learn from the best and brightest minds in the world, but to tailor that experience to your own goals and style of learning.  The faculty designed a curriculum that you can tailor to your interests, needs and backgrounds. Whether you come to Wharton with a liberal arts education, an engineering background or a business undergraduate degree, there are options in the core curriculum that allow you to satisfy your requirements in a way that will be interesting and relevant to you. During Pre-Term sessions your, academic advisor will review the core and the elective curriculum options available to you. You will also learn about the Course Match system, through which you will choose your fall courses.

Pre-TermFirst QuarterSecond QuarterThird QuarterFourth Quarter
MGMT 610MKTG 611FLEXIBLE COREWHCP 612 or 615**WHCP 612 or 615**
MGEC 611MGEC 612FLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE CORE
STAT 613***STAT 613***FLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE CORE
WHCP 611*/620**WHCP 611*/620**FLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE CORE
FLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE CORE
FLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE COREFLEXIBLE CORE
LAUDER INTS OR HCMG 841LAUDER INTS OR HCMG 841LAUDER INTS OR HCMG 653LAUDER INTS OR HCMG 653
LAUDER LANGUAGELAUDER LANGUAGELAUDER LANGUAGELAUDER LANGUAGE

Fixed Core

  • MGMT 610: Teamwork and Leadership (0.5 CU)
  • MKTG 611: Marketing Management (0.5 CU)
  • STAT 613: Regression Analysis for Managers**** (1.0 CU)
  • MGEC 611/612: Microeconomics for Managers (1.0 CU)
  • WHCP 611: Management Communication* (0.25 CU)
  • WHCP 620: Writing Requirement***

Flexible Core

Students will take the Fixed Core courses in the fall with their cohorts, but you will select the remainder of your schedule through Course Match. Choose the classes in which you are most interested! If you need more detailed course descriptions, check out the MBA Resource Guide!

Student Life Opportunities

Wharton offers plenty of opportunities for involvement outside of the classroom where you can choose to lead, follow, or just have fun. These activities are excellent opportunities to meet across the first and second year classes, thus enabling you to expand your Wharton network. Building relationships is part of your long-term success and Wharton offers a myriad of relationship-building opportunities.

Career Interests

During Pre-Term and into September, MBA Career Management will help you assess your career interests and objectives, provide education about key industries and functions, and work with you to begin developing your job search strategy. Throughout August, you meet with MBA Career Management advisors to discuss your forthcoming self-assessment (available in late June) and to learn about the resources available to you in order to begin creating a personalized job search strategy based upon your ambitions, unique skill set, and experiences. In preparation, you can start “Whartonizing” your resume by reviewing the resume page.

MBA Traditions

Each year the landscape of student life changes as new students bring their own ideas for enriching the Wharton experience. Despite these changes, some aspects of student life at Wharton have stayed the same for many years. In a culture that values change and innovation, the following events have stood the test of time and have earned their status as Wharton traditions.