Hello Class of 2017!

February 11, 2016

Final day to drop Q3 courses

The final day to drop Q3 courses is today, Thursday, Feburary 11.

Q3 courses dropped after today 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. Please see the Academic Calendar for all deadlines.

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.

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.

Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office: GMC, 1098T, and Quorum Loan Borrowers

Global Modular Courses 

  • If you are planning to attend a Spring GMC, student loan options are available and will be communicated to registered participants within two weeks.

1098-T Form

  • The University is required by the IRS to provide every eligible student with a 1098-T Tuition Statement each January. This form provides information that will help you determine eligibility for educational tax benefits on your annual tax return. To access your 1098-T online, please visit www.1098t.com.  You must provide your US social security number or school-assigned number.

Quorum Loan Borrowers

  • The Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office will be holding an information session for graduating Quorum loan borrowers in April.  If you have questions before the session regarding accessing your University Accounting Services (UAS) loan account or repayment questions, please schedule a financial aid appointment with Lakeisha Bishop at Financial Aid Appointment Scheduler.

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

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.

Film, Dinner, Discussion with Professor Nancy Rothbard

Join us for the screening of Miss Representation followed by an active discussion of women’s representation in the media and its impact on all women. How are we impacted and does this undermines our power and influence? This event is co-hosted by the MBA Program Office and Wharton Women in Business. Please RSVP here by February 22. Dinner will be provided.

DATE:          February 23

TIME:           4:30-6pm


Questions? Email Paula Greenberg !

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.

  • Wharton Leadership Ventures invite you to apply to become a Venture Fellow Serving as a Venture Fellow is an incredibly rewarding experience with the opportunity to further develop as a leader and facilitate the leadership development of venture participants. The Venture Fellow Application Will be open from February 17th until March 16th . Prior participation in a Wharton Leadership Venture is not necessary.  In other words, if you haven’t participated in a venture you may still apply to be a Venture Fellow. If you have questions and were not able to attend the information session on Wednesday, please contact Jules Roy or any of our current Venture Fellows.

  • Spring Leadership Venture Registration is Live on Course Match The Course Match registration system for all Spring 2016 Leadership Ventures (FDNY Intensive, Quantico Intensive, and Spring Workshops) is open. Course Match opened Wednesday, February 10th at 9:00 am EST and will close Friday, February 12th at 5:00 pm EST. Students who are not placed in the Venture of their choice in the initial Course Match run will be able to put themselves on waitlists from 9am EST Monday, February 15th until 5pm EST on Friday, March 4th. If you don’t have access to the venture registration in Course Match and would like to register, please stop by G47 to speak to Carlene Moore or email WLPVentures@wharton.upenn.edu.

  • 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.

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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