Hello Class of 2017!

If you are taking tomorrow morning’s STAT final, Good Luck!

We wish you a joyous and relaxing holiday season with family and friends and look forward to welcoming you back on-campus on the first day of core classes (Monday, January 11) or the first day of elective classes (Wednesday, January 13).

December 17, 2015

Spring Semester Start

Please note the following as it relates to the first week of Spring 2016 semester classes:

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

  • Wharton MBA Program operates on a Wednesday schedule
  • Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday only core classes meet
  • Monday only core classes do not meet

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

  • University operates on a Monday schedule
  • Monday/Wednesday and Monday only core and elective classes meet
  • Wednesday only core and elective classes do not meet
WHCP 612 / 615 Registration

All first-year students are required to take a .25CU speaking course during the spring semester. Students may choose between four courses:

  • WHCP 612: Advanced Persuasion: Convincing Business Audiences
  • WHCP 612: Advanced Persuasion: Crisis Communication
  • WHCP 612: Advanced Persuasion: Fundamentals for Prospective Entrepreneurs
  • WHCP 615: Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: “Pitching your Business”

Please note that in order to register for WHCP 615, students must have received pre-clearance per previous emails. 

Click here for a full description of each course.

All enrollments in sections of WHCP612 & 615 will be made final on Thursday, January 14. First year students will not be able to drop or change their sections of communications after Thursday, January 14. First year students who do not have a section of communications on January 14 will be assigned to a section of WHCP612 with capacity.

Spring 2016 Core Exam Schedule

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

Semester in San Francisco 2016 Application

Round 1 applications for Semester in San Francisco Fall 2016 are now open!  The application is here and is also listed as a “quick link” on the MBA SPIKE page – this application along with your academic performance will be reviewed as part of the selection process.  Applications are due Sunday, January 17th at 11:59pm EST.   If you missed the SSF Information Session, the slides can be found here and video can be found here.  And for questions related to Semester in San Francisco, please email Maria Halpern at mariahal@wharton.upenn.edu.

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.

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!

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.

2401 Walnut Street Holiday Hours

Dear Students,

On behalf of the MBA Office of Student Life, let me first congratulate you on the completion of the fall semester and wish you all a very happy holidays.  For those of you who may be spending some of the break here in Philadelphia, please be aware that 2401 Walnut will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd.  The space will reopen with normal hours on Monday, January 4th.  

Have a fantastic and relaxing winter break, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!


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.


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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