Hello Class of 2017!

February 25, 2016

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 the Summer semester international exchange. Please note that Applications should be submitted by February 28th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Wharton MBA Financial Aid: Second Year Financial Aid Process and GMC

WG17 Second Year Financial Aid Process

  • If you are planning to finance your education with student loans to cover your second year at Wharton, the process to apply for Federal and Private Student Loans will begin in April.  The financial aid instructions and WG17 Second Year MBA Student Budget for the 2016-2017 academic year will be sent to all students in the beginning of April and made available on Spike.
  • If you haven’t borrowed a student loan for the current academic year or are borrowing loans below the first year student budget, please note that the deadline to submit a loan application for the current academic year is Friday, April 1.

Global Modular Courses 

  • If you are planning to attend a Spring GMC and have financial aid questions, please contact Tammy Carter at mills@wharton.upenn.edu or by phone at 215-898-8728.   

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.

March 16 & 23: Financial Modeling Using Excel including Macros and VBA

This hands-on workshop covers building and analyzing financial models. Complete a corporate valuation model to value a firm using pro forma financial statements, discounted cash flows and other formulas. Create macros and insert VBA functions to automate financial models.  This workshop may be helpful in preparing for finance related internships and careers. Please register here for two 3 hour sessions on March 16 and March 23.

Topics include:

•         Financial formulas and functions
•         Regression analysis, Web Query and other formulas to compute WACC
•         Discounted Cash Flow Valuation based on Cash Flow Statements
•         Enterprise valuation using pro forma Financial Statements and DCF
•         Sensitivity Analysis with Data Tables, Charts, and Conditional Formatting
•         Use Macros and VBA to automate financial models
•         Use shortcut keys throughout to increase your productivity building models

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Advanced Excel commands and core finance principles

Reference materials and practice files are included.

Leadership Program News:
  • 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.


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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