Hello Class of 2016!

December 10, 2015

Spring 2016 Registration


Friday, December 11, 2015
Course schedules are released
Drop/Add "buffer period" begins

Monday, December 14 — 12:00pm (noon)
Drop/Add "buffer period" ends
"Buffer period" results will be released later in the day

Monday, January 11, 2016
First day of Q3 and spring semester core courses

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
First day of Q3 and spring semester elective courses

Financial Engineering in Spring 2016

Professor Ramaswamy will be teaching his Financial Engineering Course during the spring 2016 semester. The course was originally set-up to accommodate a small group of undergraduate students, but several MBA have expressed an interest in attending as well. There are a limited number of seats available but Professor Ramaswamy would like to offer the opportunity to take this course to interested second year MBA students as well. FNCE 892 001 is a full semester course (1.0CU) and can be counted towards the Finance major. A detailed course description, syllabus, and application will follow in a separate e-mail from the department.

Spring 2016 Core Exam Schedule

The Spring 2016 Core Exam Schedule is now posted under the SPIKE Exam Calendars

Spring Break Global Modular Course Registration

Seats remain in the following course:

MKTG 893
Marketing in Emerging Economies: Understanding & Marketing to the Indian Consumer (0.5 cu)
Professor Jagmohan Raju
Mumbai, India
March 7-9, 2016     

Interested? Please contact Paula Greenberg for more information.

Prospective December 2015 Graduates

Prospective December 2015 graduates should contact Cathy Shankman as soon as possible. 

Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office: Spring 2016 Tuition Bill

The Spring 2016 term bill is now available on Penn.Pay. If you have questions regarding your student bill or general financial aid related questions, please schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Team.

Laurin Talese @ World Cafe Live: December 22

Did you know that the MBAPO’s own Laurin Talese (Frierson) is a professional recording artist? Listen to her most recently released music here or see her perform at World Cafe Live when she opens for Grammy Award winning artist, Robert Glasper!  For more information, click here!

Leadership Program Updates:


There is just one spot left on the Tall Ships Sailing Leadership Expedition in New Zealand over Winter Break, one spot left on the Andes Mountaineering Leadership Expedition in Chile over Winter Break, and a few spots left on the Small Crew Sailing Leadership Expedition in Grenada over Spring Break. Spots are first come, first serve. More information can be found below. If you’re interested in learning more and/or signing up, please email WLPVentures@wharton.upenn.edu.

  • Tall Ships Sailing - Tall Ship Sailing provides an intense at-sea experience in New Zealand aboard a 161 ft. Brigantine ship. While at sea for eight days, participants will learn sailing and navigation, conduct critical oceanographic research and experience the challenges and rewards of self-discipline, team building and decision-making under unfamiliar circumstances. Dates: December 30, 2015 – January 7, 2016. Cost: $3,500
  • Andes Mountaineering - Alpine style climb of a major peak in the Central Chilean Andes. This venture will provide both physical and mental challenge exercising leadership, teamwork and self-discipline. Dates: December 29, 2015 – January 5, 2016. Cost: $3,000
  • Small Crew Sailing - This venture provides participants with a unique opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills while learning how to sail, navigate and race 44-ft. modern sailboats.  Participants will be split into crews of five aboard four boats and will live and work together (with expert guidance from the top instructors of Project U.S.E.) to chart a course and set sail around Grenada.  Throughout the venture participants will be placed in intense situations and learn to thrive in small, highly fluid and dynamic environments. Dates: March 6-11, 2016. Cost: $3,950

Leadership Venture Gear Exchange

Calling all students (especially 2nd years) who have gear they want to sell or rent! Please fill out the venture gear exchange spreadsheet with gear details, price, and contact information.

Wharton Computing Survey

Look out for the upcoming technology survey from Wharton Computing! Everyone who completes the survey will get $5 of printing credit added to their account and the chance to win an iPad Mini! Your confidential input will help us work with constituents across the School and University to enhance the technology offerings you depend on.


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to remind you that we’re here if you ever want to talk. We’d love to catch up with you. If you’d like to set up a meeting with your Cluster’s Student Life Advisor, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.


Wharton Student Housing Survey

Dear Students, 

Each year we strive to gather housing information from the current student body so that we may provide our current and admitted students with the most up to date reviews and recommendations on where to live in Philly.  In recent years, to produce a higher quality housing guide we teamed up with VeryApt, a Wharton startup founded by WG’14s Scott Bierbryer and Ashrit Kamireddi.  When you have a moment, please take the short survey below.  Providing your housing information and reviews gives you a voice in the Philadelphia real estate scene and provides valuable guidance for future Wharton students.  Thank you in advance, and if you wish to view the existing Wharton housing guide, you can find it on Veryapt.com.



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