Hello Class of 2017!

Good luck with your first MGMT 610 class tomorrow!

August 13, 2015

Course Match closes Monday, August 17 at noon

Course Match closes Monday, August 17 at 11:59 AM EST. Please be sure to enter your utilities by that time. There is no submit button to save your utilities; once you have inputted them, they will be saved by the system.

Please see the Course Match SPIKE page for additional Course Match information.

Group Advising Sessions for Course Selection

The MBA Programís Academic Affairs team will continue to offer group advising sessions through the close of Course Match on Monday, August 17th. These advising sessions will focus on Fall 2015 course selection and course registration via Course Match. These sessions will be held at Huntsman Hall on Friday and Monday, and at 2401 Walnut on Saturday and Sunday.

We are offering two types of sessions: 1) Students not waiving any courses 2) Students waving up to 1.5 credit units. To sign-up for a timeslot, click here!

Pre-Term Presentations

All of the Pre-Term presentations can be found on SPIKE under Quick Links or on the Pre-Term 2015 page.

Student Financial Services
Please be sure to check the status of your loan application(s) on the Penn Loan System at www.sfs.upenn.edu/loans and contact the Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office at 215-898-8728 or by email if you have any questions. 
Student refunds for the Fall term will be available within seven business days after the Student Financial Services Loan Office receives your loan disbursement(s).

Wharton MBA Financial Aid Team
Whartonize Your Laptop and Mobile Devices

Welcome MBA Class of 2017. Wharton Computingís Student Support team will be running sessions (Get "Whartonized") to help you configure your laptop and mobile device for use in Whartonís technical environment. This includes connecting to the Universityís wireless network, installing antivirus protection, configuring laptop printing, and much more. To sign up click here.

Student Health Insurance

The University of Pennsylvania requires that you carry adequate health insurance. You may satisfy this requirement through a private or employer-sponsored plan that meets Pennís minimum criteria or you may enroll in Pennís Student Insurance Plan (PSIP).

If you have not shown proof of insurance by August 31, 2015 you will be automatically enrolled in PSIP and the fees will be charged to your bursar bill.

Leadership Program Updates:
  • Applications to be a Lipman Fellow application will open next Friday, August 21 and close at 11:59am, Sunday September 13. 
  • The 2016 Lipman Family Prize Application also open. Tell the great social sector orgs you know. 
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and upcoming events related to the Wharton Leadership Program and the Authors@Wharton Speaker Series.
Mail Folders

All first year students have a mail folder, located in the bins on the east side of the 2nd floor of Huntsman Hall. Please do not remove your folder from the bins. Note: If you have recently made a name change please update the name on your mail folder as well.


Reminder: Please update your local address and phone number in PennInTouch so that we have your most current contact information. 

Information for students with disabilities

Penn's Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) provides comprehensive, professional services for students with disabilities to ensure equal academic opportunity and participation in University-sponsored programs. If you have a disability that you wish to identify, submit the online self-identification form as soon as possible, as accommodations can take between four and six weeks to certify and implement.

Any information you choose to disclose in this regard is voluntary and will not adversely affect admission or participation in educational programs or activities. This information is confidential and will be shared only with appropriate University officials to ensure compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Student Disabilities Services or an Academic Advisor in the MBA Program Office.

EXCEL 1 Workshop

This hands-on workshop, designed for those with little or no Excel experience, or who want a refresher, focuses on Excel essentials that may be helpful to know for your upcoming coursework. Apply skills using practical business examples.  A course pack is available for after class reference.                       

Specific topics include:

  • Edit, Format, Insert, and Delete Cells, Rows and ColumnsAssign utilities to twice the number of classes (not just sections) of your desired course load. For example, if your maximum cu is set at 4 cu for the fall, assign utilities to 8 distinct classes, and put utilities on as many sections of those classes as possible.
  • How to write and use general Business related formulas
  • Copy formulas with Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing
  • Insert Miscellaneous Functions (Math, Statistical, Logical)
  • Create and Edit charts
  • Work Sheet commands; Link sheets together
  • Page Layout, Print and View commands
  • Level 1 Shortcut keys to increase efficiency in completing spreadsheets

To sign up for a Monday, August 24 or Tuesday, August 25 timeslot, click here!


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