Wharton Stories

Erika H. James, former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, succeeds Geoffrey Garrett today.

Introducing Wharton’s New Dean

A look back on Dean Garrett’s time at Wharton and the legacy he leaves behind

Farewell Dean Geoffrey Garrett

“It’s not a short-term thing. This ripple effect of the economic and health crisis that we’re in right now will last for some time.”

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Reflects on the ‘Ripple Effects’ of COVID-19

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from Fordham University won the 2020 competition.

Classroom Theory in Practice: Insights From the 2020 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) sourced an impact investment deal into a startup that aims to champion sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry.

How This Philly Start-Up is Making Fashion More Sustainable

Trené Hawkins, WG’20, program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, credits learning teams and the supportive environment for her success in the EMBA program.

Nonprofit Officer Talks about the Importance of Learning Teams and Diversity at Wharton

“There’s this feeling that entrepreneurs are born and not made. And that is, by and large, completely incorrect.”

7 Research-Based Principles All Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow

Every year, June 19 is celebrated in Black communities across America as a day to honor the past, while continuing to push for a more just future. Here are some meaningful ways to celebrate today.

Taking Time to Reflect: How to Celebrate Juneteenth

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

“Improv is a life tool that every student needs to empower them to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Meera Menon, W’20, and Philip Chen, W’20, winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.

Empowering Philadelphia Youth with Improv Skills