MBA Leadership Ventures
Leadership Ventures are experiences that facilitate self-discovery, leadership, and character development. Participants are able to step out of their comfort zone, exceed personal limitations, and experience leadership firsthand. There are two types of Leadership Ventures: Expeditions and Intensives.
The Behrman Scholarship Program and its partner program the Behrman Fellowship Program increase access for Wharton MBA students to leadership development opportunities. Scholarships for the Leadership Ventures are awarded annually for expedition-based Ventures. Available funding from the Behrman Scholarship Scholarship Program provides a subsidy to offset the trip fees. There is one scholarship seat per expedition.
The calendar of WLV Expeditions for 2021-22 is as follows:
Tall Ships Sailing – St. Croix: December 30 – January 7
Isla Navarino Trekking: December 28 – January 5
Andes Mountaineering: December 29 – January 5
Andes Mountaineering: March 5-12
Atacama Multisport: March 5-12
Patagonia Trekking: March 5-12
Small Crew Sailing – Grenada: March 5-12
Utah Canyoneering: March 5-12
|Atacama Desert||Spring Break||Multi-disciplinary, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Summit Attempt|
|Andes Mountaineering||Winter Break & Spring Break||High-altitude Mountaineering, Backpacking,Glacier/Snow Travel|
|Isla Navarino||Winter Break||Multi-disciplinary, Backcountry Trekking|
|Patagonia Trekking||Spring Break||Backcountry Trekking, Raft-building|
|Tall Ships Sailing||Winter Break||Deep Ocean Sailing|
|Utah Canyoneering||Spring Break||Backcountry Trekking, Canyoneering|
|Small Crew Sailing||Spring Break||Caribbean Ocean Sailing|
More Venture Resources
There is one scholarship seat per expedition. Eligibility is determined through the MBA Financial Aid Office.
Policies and FAQs
In the CourseMatch system, students should input their true preferences for all ventures. There is no limit to the number of ventures that a student can select. For more information on Enrollment Policies, click here.
Apply for a Fellowship
Venture Fellows are selected in March of your first year to serve in your second year. Go to the Venture Fellows page for more information. Prior participation in a Wharton Leadership Venture is not necessary.