Wharton Stories: Curriculum

Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed talks about the conversation that led him to become a business professor and how he brings both research and rap into the classroom.

Prof. Samir Nurmohamed on Teaching at Wharton and the Best Advice He Received During His Education

M&T student Parth Chopra W’18, E’18, reflects on his eye-opening experience at the University of Edinburgh.

Advice on Studying Abroad From an Undergrad Who Never Thought He Would

CEO of the wildly popular indoor cycling studio SoulCycle came to campus to talk specialty retail with Wharton undergrads and MBAs.

SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan Shares 5 Tips for Success in Specialty Retail with Wharton Marketing Class

M&T student Red Dimaano, W’18, E’18, on why he loves data science and how Prof. Pete Fader started him on a path into academic research.

How Data Science Led This Undergrad to Business Analytics

The great thing about Wharton is that it allows you to explore different interests and activities. By no means do you need to come to college already having your future planned out.

This undergrad is still deciding what she wants to do with her business education – and that’s okay!

Christopher Richardson is interested in marketing, retail, and entertainment and hopes to work with a marketing agency in a position that allows him to combine his analytical and creative halves

How This Undergrad Is Exploring His Diverse Interests

Branding, corporate values, word of mouth — Prof. Americus Reed’s marketing course shows how any business can reach consumers on a deeper level.

Prof. Americus Reed Shares Essential Marketing Strategies for Better Customer Connections

“One of the big things is just recognizing when it’s an ethical issue, not just a business issue. I want to give (my students) the ability to recognize the ethical issues and have a framework for analyzing them.”

From Tom Brady to Philly’s Soda Tax: Prof. Diana Robertson Brings Real-World Business Ethics into the Classroom

Aidan Thornton, W’17, wasn’t sure about his path until he conducted research with Prof. Susan Wachter into real estate finance through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

How the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Helped This Undergrad Discover Passion for Real Estate Finance

Alexis-Amanda Malcolm has found the community at Wharton and Penn welcoming and supportive, personally and academically. “The amount of people who will go completely out of their way to help you succeed is incredible at Penn,” she said. “I was able to find so many mentors here that have not only helped make my experience in university smoother but have also become some of my dearest friends.”

A Student Leader Finds a Welcoming Community at Penn and Wharton