Hello Class of 2016!

March 26, 2015

Last Day for Q4 Grading Status Changes

The last day to change the grading status (pass/fail) of a Q4 elective is today, Thursday, March 26. Changes to the grading status of Q4 courses can be made in the Course Match interface under My Courses>Current Enrollment.

Click here to view the full academic calendar.

LTs Published

LT indicators for Q3 courses have been published. To view these designations:

Login to SPIKE
Select the "My Account" tab
Select "My Academic Info" from the left-side menu bar

Voting is open for Teaching Awards

Voting is now open for two of the teaching awards conferred to members of the Wharton faculty during the spring semester.

Please follow the links below to cast your vote for:

The Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award

The Core Curriculum Awards

Curricular Practical Training

International students who will have an internship or work in the US (paid or unpaid) will require work authorization. F-1 students can satisfy this requirement through either Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Most students will elect to use CPT as it does not use up the allotted OPT time. The MBA Program Office will offer a summer online course that satisfies the CPT requirement, MGMT891:900. To register for the MGMT 891 class, students are required to watch a 9 minute video which provides details about the course content and registration, and instructions on how to apply for CPT work authorization. Registration for Summer 2015 CPT is now open (Please do not apply for CPT through ISSS until your course registration is complete). Please use the Curricular Practical Training link on SPIKE to begin the process. 

Advance Registration - Fall 2015

Advance Registration for Fall 2015 will be open from Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 5. See the Penn Registrar's site (Course Search and Planning Tool) for a list of available courses. You can place a course request with Cindy Armour or Laurin Frierson in the MBAPO by dropping by or by sending an email with the full course number including the section. You can find all university course and professor evaluations on Penn Course Review by logging in with your PennKey.

Financial Hold

This is a reminder that as of Thursday, March 12, Student Financial Services placed registration and transcript holds on all accounts over $1000. Please go to the Student Financial Services office in 100 Franklin Bldg. to take care of this matter as soon as possible. If any account has over $200 due, this student will not receive their diploma, grades or transcript.

International Students and U.S. taxes

If you are an international student, you may need to pay state and federal income tax. Visit http://global.upenn.edu/isss/tax for information about your tax obligations.

Please contact ISSS for further information.

Leadership Program News:
  • Upcoming Authors@Wharton events are now available for registration: 
  1. Gretchen Rubin, author of the Happiest Project talks about her new book, Better than Before: Mastering our Habits of our Everyday Lives. Thursday, April 2. Register Here.
  2. An evening with Malcolm Gladwell/ Wednesday, April 8 at 6:00 pm. Register Here
  3. Google’s Head of People Operations, Laszlo Bock talks about his book, Work Rules. Thursday, April 9 Register Here
  4. Jack Welch, former Chairman & CEO of General Electric, on his new book, The Real-Life MBA. Thursday, April 16th at 6:30pm. Register Here
  5. Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva on her new book, Clay, Water, Brick. Monday, April 20. Register Here
  • "Leadership as Activism," a new Leadership Development Workshop with Witold Henisz, will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 am - 5 pm. To register, please send your CV, Penn ID Number, and examples of the context(s) in which you have enacted or hope to enact "leadership as activism" to Roxy Rusek.
Wharton Leadership Lecture Series

Please join us for a Wharton Leadership Lecture featuring:

Dominic Barton

Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company


Wednesday, April 1

4:30 PM (doors open at 4:00 PM)




Seating is general admission and done on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Larry Rappoport with any questions.

Save the Dates!

 Saturday, April 25th Cluster Cup Field Day and WHALASA Asado
• Sunday, April 26th   The 6th annual First Year Brunch 

More details to come!

Meet with your Cluster Director

The MBA Office of Student Life would like to invite you to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your Cluster Director at some point in the coming days, weeks, or months. Our aim is to get to know you better and discuss some of your goals and how we can best support you during your time at Wharton.

If you would like to set up a meeting with your Cluster's Director, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.



Need a document notarized? Stop by the MBAPO and see Cindy Armour any week day from 9am-5pm. 

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