Wharton Stories: Business & Policy

An eye-opening internship in Bangalore took Stephanie Wu, W’20, through the history of women’s roles in Indian society, and to the forefront of how those roles are changing today.

What This Undergrad Learned During an Internship Empowering Women Supervisors in a Bangalore Garment Factory

Learn about student programming with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.

Welcome Back to Campus: 6 Social Impact Programs for Students

Management professor Mary-Hunter McDonnell examines corporate strategies and responses to increased public scrutiny.

How Companies Engage with Social Activism

U.S. Air Force Director of Cyberspace Innovation Lauren Knausenberger, WG’12, made the transition from government contractor to entrepreneur to one of the youngest senior executives at the Pentagon.

How This EMBA Alumna Is Sparking Innovation in the U.S. Air Force

A summit of Penn Wharton Budget Model’s growing presence in D.C., the forum saw policymakers, business leaders, and academics examining the evolving tools that will make government more accessible to everyone.

Data for Government Transparency: Key Takeaways from Penn Wharton Budget Model’s First Policy Forum

Prof. Kent Smetters, faculty director of Penn Wharton Budget Model and a popular professor, shares financial advice for EMBA students.

Why This Business Economics Professor Says Self Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program Is a Sound Investment

Adam Beauregard is using his MBA education to further his Navy career, while benefiting from several programs that helped him pay for his degree.

Four Ways This Navy Officer Is Expanding His Perspective and Prospects in Wharton’s EMBA Program

Christian Butts, W’18, explains how he balanced his interests inside and outside the classroom with a variety of work experiences and research opportunities at Penn.

Do What You Enjoy: Recent Wharton Graduate Shares What Kept Him Grounded

To fulfill her passionate commitment to education, Wharton student Cindy Dexin Liu, WG’18, GED’18, worked with administrators, faculty, and mentors to become the first graduate of a new MBA/MSEd offered with Penn’s Graduate School of Education.

Three Reasons This MBA Student Helped Pioneer a New Dual-Degree Program in Education Entrepreneurship

Cindy Dexin Liu, WG’18, GED’18, benefited from the close community and West Coast entrepreneurial network of Wharton San Francisco to co-found a Palo Alto alternative school.

How This Dual-Degree MBA Leveraged the Semester in San Francisco to Help Open a New School