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Wharton School Dean Erika James to Host “Beyond Business” Lecture Series on ESG

Three-part series to feature conversations with Wharton faculty and industry-leading experts PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2021—Dean Erika James of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced today the continuation of “Beyond Business,” an annual, semester-long lecture series exploring some of the most pressing issues impacting individuals and organizations around the world.  Following its successful introduction in ...Read More

Hundreds of Corporate Board Seats Are Opening for Women—New Wharton Executive Education Program Helps Prepare Candidates

Gender equity is an increasing priority for corporate boards. As more seats open for women, a new program prepares female executives to seize these valuable opportunities. PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2021—If you ask someone to picture a corporate board, they will probably imagine a long conference table full of directors in suits, all of them men. That ...Read More

Wharton Professor Kevin Werbach Recipient of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program’s 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

NEW YORK, September 30, 2021—Today, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program announced the eight winners of its 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards. The Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program recognizes the power of business school teaching to influence the culture embedded within capitalism and, as a result, has been honoring innovative faculty since 1999. In ...Read More

Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP) Research and Outcomes to Expand Thanks to Leadership Gift

PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2021—The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania are delighted to announce the expansion of the Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP), an interdisciplinary, nonpartisan research project dedicated to enhancing media transparency and accountability. Its growth is made possible by a new leadership gift from Richard Jay Mack, W’89. “Our goal at PennMAP is ...Read More

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch New $5 Million Investment Initiative for Businesses that Improve Health of Philadelphians

 “Fund for Health” announced first round of funding for companies that aim to strengthen social determinants of health PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2021—Three start-up companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the…Read More Read More

Application Open for Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program, Oct. 18-19

Deadline to Apply for Virtual Professional Development Program is October 8 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program.  The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues through intensive ...Read More

Dr. Judd Kessler Awarded the 2021 Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize

PHILADELPHIA, August 3, 2021 — The Chairman, Directors, and Officers of the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) take pleasure in announcing Dr. Judd Kessler, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as the 2021 recipient of the Vernon L. Smith Ascending Scholar Prize. Named ...Read More

Wharton Surpasses Historic Milestone of 50% Women in MBA Class of 2023

Incoming MBA Class First-Ever in School History with Equal Gender Representation PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that, for the first time in its 140-year history, women will comprise more than 50% of the incoming first year class of MBA students. At nearly…Read More Read More


Leading firms invest in Black Futures with formation of “AltFinance” Initiative to introduce more HBCU students to the influential alternative investment industry NEW YORK, June 15, 2021 – Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo), Ares Management Corporation (Ares) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) today announced a 10-year, $90 million, industry-first…Read More Read More