Hello Class of 2017!

January 28, 2016

Pass/Fail Deadline

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

  • Last day to change grading status (ex. pass/fail) on Q3 or spring semester courses

To make a pass/fail election, login to the drop/add interface and click on the "My Courses" tab in the upper right corner. Courses that are eligible to be taken pass/fail have a grey box in the "P/F" column. Click the box that corresponds with the course you wish to take pass/fail.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Final day to drop Q3 classes
Reading Business Cases Strategically Workshop

Unsure how to tackle and analyze lengthy business cases? Attend this workshop at 12 PM on Monday, February 15th in JMHH F-60 jointly hosted by Natalya Vinokurova, Assistant Professor of Management, and Victoria Rodriguez, learning instructor from the Weingarten Learning Resources Center, to share and pick up strategies to more efficiently and effectively read complex cases. By adapting your strategies to better match the purpose of your reading, you can learn more from each case and be better prepared to share those insights with both faculty and peers. Lunch will be provided.

Spring 2016 Core Exam Schedule

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

LT's Published

LT indicators for Q2 and full-semester fall 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


MKTG613 - Strategic Marketing Simulation: Section 005 of this course will be held during the following dates:

Friday & Saturday, February 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2016

Students enrolling in this course should expect to be engaged in coursework for the entirety of the dates/times listed in Course Match, from very early in the morning until late in the evening, and are expected to be on-campus for the entirety of this time.

As this course follows an irregular time pattern so, too, do the drop/add deadlines:

  • Add deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:59PM EDT
  • Final day to Drop: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:59PM EDT
    • Dropping the course after this date will warrant a "W" on your transcript and the course's credit units will be counted against your 21CU limit. Students who exceed the 21CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges.
Leadership Program News:
  • Announcing the McNulty Leadership Program: We are pleased to begin a new phase of the program as the newly named Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School. Read the press release here.

  • A@W Speaker Series Student Committee Info Session

    Monday, February 1st

    12.15pm-1.15pm, JMHH 270

    For 1st year MBAs interested in serving on the committee for the 2016-17 academic year. More information about the role and application process available on our website.

  • Nonprofit Board Fellow Program INFORMATION SESSIONS: Applications are now open and will close on February 1st at 5pm . Apply Here Please contact Dan Kaufman or Gizelle Clemens with any questions. The application will close at 5:00pm EST on Monday, February 1st.  If you experience technical difficulties, please call 215-746-8768 before the deadline and leave a message.

  • Authors@Wharton presents our first event of the Spring semester featuring Adam Grant Monday, February 1st  5:00pm- 6:00pm at the Penn Museum of Archaeology. Registration Required

  • Want to spend spring break on a boat in the Caribbean? We have a limited number of spots available on the Small Crew Sailing Leadership Expedition in Grenada over Spring Break. Dates: March 6-11, 2016. Cost: $3,950. Small Crew Sailing places participants in crews of five aboard modern sailboats in Grenada where they will be challenged to work effectively under highly fluid and dynamic conditions. Through daily challenges, participants develop technical sailing, navigation and racing skills while testing and refining their leadership, communication and team- work capabilities in a rapidly changing environment. All spots are first come first serve. These unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences will build your leadership skills while you adventure through a beautiful area of the world with ~20 new Wharton friends! Take advantage of your time here in the best way possible – come away with us this Spring Break. If you’re interested, please email WLPVentures@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) Syllabus

Professor Jagmohan Raju
Mumbai, India
March 7-9, 2016  

Interested? Please contact Paula Greenberg for more information.

Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office: Spring 2016 Tuition Bill

The next Penn.Pay student bill will be available on Wednesday, January 20 and a late payment penalty of 1.5% will be assessed on any past due balance. 

If you haven’t borrowed a student loan for the current academic year or are borrowing student loans below your student budget, please note that the deadline to submit a loan application for the current academic year is Friday, April 1.

Please contact the Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office at 215-898-8728 or by email at financialaid@wharton.upenn.edu.

2401 Closure

2401 will be closed from noon Friday (1/29) to noon Saturday (1/30). Thanks for your understanding as we welcome admits from the Class of 2018!

Upcoming Cluster Suppers - Save the Date!

Cluster 1 Supper- Mon, Feb 15 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cluster 2 Brunch- Sun, Feb 21 @ 11:30am - 1:30pm

Cluster 3 Supper - Wed, Feb 17 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cluster 4 Supper –  Tues, Feb 16 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm


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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