Hello Class of 2017!

October 1, 2015

Don't forget about Math for Business

As you prepare for your Q1 core exams and find yourself needing some additional review, please remember that many of the concepts in Math for Business are mapped directly from these courses. When you access Math for Business via Canvas, visit the Course Syllabus page which contains the matrix of modules and their correlation to particular core classes.


Tutor@Wharton is a platform that connects Wharton students with tutors for fixed and flexible core subject material. Tutors are usually second year students who have proven their mastery of the subject material. To find a tutor in a core subject, visit the Tutor@Wharton site and click “I am looking for a tutor.” 

Wharton International Exchange Info Session - Oct 13

Please join us for International exchange information session on Tuesday, October 13 from 12pm-1:20pm in JMHH 355. This info session will be hosted by Stephanie Villemagne, MBA Program Director at INSEAD.

MGMT 610 LTs

Lowest Ten-Percent (LT) indicators for MGMT 610 have been released. Students who earned grades in the lowest ten percent of the course have been assigned LTs.

To check your LT status, login to SPIKE, click on the "My Accounts" tab, and then select "My Academic Info" from the left-side menu bar.

Penn InTouch Outage

Penn InTouch and Courses InTouch will be unavailable from 12:01 am through noon on Saturday, Oct 10 and again from 12:01 am through noon on Sunday, Oct. 11  for a system upgrade.

Statistics Major Information Session

Professor Richard Waterman will be hosting an information session for students who are interested in pursuing the Statistics major. This session will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at noon in JMHH F45.

Global Immersion Programs: Spots Available

There are still spaces available in the Southeast Asia and India Global Immersion Programs (GIPs). Remaining spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Email the Coordinator of Global Immersion Programs, Christine Sweeney, for more information on how to apply. 

Excel Level 2

Master advanced Excel skills and shortcut keys in this hands-on workshop that may be helpful in your coursework, internships and careers.  

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Write financial formulas; Insert Financial functions 
  • Use Excel’s What-If Analysis Tools  (Data Tables, Goal Seek, and Solver) 
  • Construct Business Models with Protection, Names, Drop Downs and Auditing Tools 
  • Insert Other Advanced Formulas (Regression Stats, Array Functions and more) 
  • Build Advanced Charts 
  • Format data with Conditional Formatting and Custom Number Formats
  • Use Lookup Functions (Vlookup, Index/Match and related formulas)
  • Use many Excel Shortcuts and Speed Tips 

A course pack is available for after class reference.  

Prerequisite:  Workshop designed for those with Excel experience or who have completed Level 1. To sign-up for an October 1 timeslot, click here!


We are soliciting applications for LawWithoutWalls (Lwow), an international program aimed at pairing business school and law school students to embrace and meet the challenges of the economic pressures, technological advances, and globalization that have dramatically reshaped the legal market.

Over a 3-month period, LawWithoutWalls teams up students from over 20 elite law and business schools around the world with academic, lawyer, and entrepreneur mentors to develop business plans that tackle the main problems facing legal education and practice today.  

Lwow starts off with an interactive KickOff in January 2016, at IE University in Madrid, Spain, where we engage in teaming, idea-generation, and entrepreneurial skills. Then we "go virtual" for three months. In late March/Early April we attend the ConPosium, at University of Miami, during which teams present their business plans to a panel of judges (including venture capitalists). The winning team has the opportunity to have its project funded.

Funding may be available to cover registration, and travel costs to Madrid and Miami. Students can also receive 1 CU of course credit for their participation. You can learn more about Lwow here.  The application deadline is October 30, 2015.

Wharton has sent MBA students to participate for the last three years. To be put in touch with these students, or for other questions, please contact Amy Sepinwall, Assistant Professor in Legal Studies and Business Ethics.

Financial and Immunization Holds

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, October 20,  SFS will place registration and transcript holds on all accounts over $1000. Please go to Student Financial Services located in Room100 in the Franklin Building to take care of this matter.

SFS will place immunization holds the second week of October on all students who have not shown proof of immunization.  If you have not taken care of this matter, there are three ways to contact Student Health:

  • ASAP at 215-746-2525 and press option 5!  
  • Visit the SHS at 3535 Market Street 
  • Email them
Leadership Program Updates:

Our Authors@Wharton Fall lineup is finally complete! Please register for our October events below and refer to our website for the rest of the fall lineup.


Claire McCaskill

Plenty Ladylike: A Memoir

Monday, October 12, 2015


*Doors open: 4:20pm


Register Here

Political Activist & Former World Chess Champion 

Garry Kasparov

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


*Doors open: 4:20pm



Quiet Study Space

Facilities and Operations has set aside classrooms that can be used for quiet study. Click here for the daily list.  You can also find the list published on Spike via the MBA Program Office tab under the "Quick Links" section. 

Other areas within the University can also be used for study or meetings.  Click here for more info!  And don't forget about Hoover Lounge!

2401 Walnut

Dear Students, 

Due to the papal visit, the 2401 Walnut main entrance doors and elevators will be locked all day on Friday, September 25th. Please remember to bring your key fobs to gain access to the building. Building management tells us there is a possibility these doors and elevators will also be closed on Monday, September 28th. Either way, 2401 will still be accessible via key fob. 

*Also, please note: The Walnut Street doors will be physically locked from 5pm Thursday until Monday morning. Anyone wishing to exit the building during this time must use the Main Entrance.* 

Thank you!

Conference Season!

 Conference season is underway! Just a few friendly reminder to the organizers:

  1. If your event features a speaker, please note that each speaker a group, club, department, or individual wishes to invite to a Wharton event, whether on campus or off-site, must be approved by Wharton Marketing and Communications (and in certain cases by the University) before any invitation is extended. Each speaker request must be submitted using the school-wide Speaker Request Management System, found here: https://web.wharton.upenn.edu/speaker/. Please expect at least 72 business hours for feedback on your request.  Failure to abide by this policy may result in loss of Wharton and University resources. 
  2. Please reference the Media Relations guidelines and the speaker release forms posted on SPIKE.  If you plan on inviting journalists to attend sessions, it is important to get your conference speakers’ approval first.

We appreciate all your hard work in coordinating these fantastic events on behalf of the Wharton community and wish the best of luck!

-WGA Conference Chairs & Student Life


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to invite you to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your Cluster Student Life Advisor 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, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.



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