Hello Class of 2017!

February 4, 2016

Spring 2016 Registration

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Final day to drop Q3 classes

Dropping a course section 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. 

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.

Please register for the workshop here.


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.
LT's Published

LT indicators for Q2 and full-semester fall courses have been published. To view these designations:

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East Asia Global Immersion Program

Applications for the East Asia Global Immersion Program (GIP) are now open. The East Asia GIP will visit Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul from May 15th to May 30th. The registration form can be found in hard copy at the MBA Program Office, or on the GIP website.

Class Meetings: Q4, Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm

Travel Dates: May 15 – May 30, 2016

Registration: Lottery on March 1
Program Fee: $4,000

For questions, please contact Christine Sweeney.

International Exchange Applications - Round 2 Info

Round 2 of the application process is open! You may now submit your application materials for international exchange during Summer and Fall 2016 semesters. Please join us for an International Exchange Information Session on Wednesday, February 17 from 12 to 1:30 pm in SHDH 109. The Info Session is hosted by Andy Fischtrom, Associate Director, MBA Student Life, INSEAD Singapore Campus.

**Please note that students applying for LBS should submit their Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 applications now. Applications should be submitted by February 28th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted.


Excel Level 1

An Excel Level 1 Workshop is scheduled on Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in JMHH 375. Please sign up on SPIKE.

This hands-on workshop covers helpful Excel commands for your coursework and career.  Includes Shortcut Keys to make completing spreadsheets easier on PC and Mac.

Topics include:

  • Excel for Business; How to write and use Business formulas
  • Master the differences between Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing
  • Use of important Business Functions
  • Create Business Charts
  • Link and manipulate worksheets
  • Work with different views and layouts
  • Shortcut Keys to save time completing spreadsheets

No prerequisite required. Reference materials and practice worksheets included.

Leadership Program News:
  • Authors@Wharton Speaker Series Student Committee -  Application is open. Apply Now Application will close on Monday 2/15 at 11:59pm. Late submissions will not be accepted. For 1st year MBAs interested in serving on the committee for the 2016-17 academic year. More information about the role and application process is available on our website.

  • 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

Registration for May classes will close on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59 EST For the two courses requiring an essay, you will be notified of your status in the class ten days after registration closes. For the course in Milan, you will receive an email shortly after the close of registration informing you of your status in the course.

LGST 899

Sustainable Growth in ASEAN: Singapore, Malaysia, & Indonesia  (0.5 cu) Syllabus    

Professor Janice Bellace

Singapore, Malaysia, & Indonesia

Local Partner:   Singapore Management University, Singapore

May 18-24, 2016    

Registration in this class requires an essay.

MGMT 893

Conflict, Leadership and Change: Lessons from Rwanda (0.5 cu) Syllabus

Professors Katherine Klein and Eric Kacou

Kigali, Riwanda

May 23-27, 2016

Registration in this class requires an essay.

MKTG 897

Luxury Branding and Retail in Italy and Beyond (0.5 cu) Syllabus

Professors David Bell and Barbara Kahn

Milan, Italy

Local Partner:  SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan

May 24-26, 2016

Please enroll in the May courses via this form. If you have questions, please email Paula Greenberg, pgreenbe@wharton.upenn.edu

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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