Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Announces Travel Scholarships for Western USA Based Journalists Offering Free Domestic Air & Tuition to Oct 21-24 Program

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Participants gain an in-depth understanding of business fundamentals from senior Wharton faculty members

What: Through the generosity of sponsor Southwest Airlines, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists announces that up to ten journalists may receive scholarships that include free domestic round trip air travel and tuition to the renowned program’s flagship program October 21-24 on the University of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia campus. Journalists from Western U.S. media markets are especially encouraged to apply. Besides airfare, the scholarship covers tuition, course materials, and most meals (but not lodging). Apply now.

The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, now in its 44th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their business knowledge and increase their exposure to leading experts in a stimulating environment. Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the program, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, helps participants gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues.

When: October 21-24, 2012

Where: Classes are held on the University of Pennsylvania campus at Wharton’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. Participants are encouraged to secure lodging as soon as possible. More information is available on the Seminars home page.

Cost: For those not receiving a scholarship, the program cost is $1,995, with a payment date of October 1, 2012.

Eligibility: Applications are open to those employed full time as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for legitimate media companies.

Key Take-Aways: Today’s global economy requires a strong foundation in business and economic knowledge for business journalists. At the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, participants:

  •     Gain an in-depth understanding of business strategy fundamentals from senior Wharton faculty members including Profs. Jeremy Siegel, Kent Smetters, Mike Useem, Jennifer Blouin and Brian Bushee
  •     Interact with colleagues from some of the world’s leading business news organizations
  •     Will receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion

Who: In recent years, reporters have come from media outlets such as the New York Times, Nikkei, Wall Street Journal, CNBC India, Reuters, Fortune, the Financial Times, CNN, Les Echos, Marketplace, Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

Deadline: Southwest Travel Scholarships quantities are limited. Early applications are strongly suggested with a final deadline of September 14, 2012. Non-scholarship applications are due by October 1, 2012. Apply and learn more here: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists/apply.cfm

For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, go to http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/journalists or contact Peter Winicov, Senior Associate Director, Wharton Communications at +1-215-746-6471 or communications(at)wharton(dot)upenn(dot)edu.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduate