MBA Leadership Ventures

Wharton Leadership Ventures Update

[September 24, 2021] Please check back here next week for a recording of our Info Session held on 9.22.21. In the meantime, please review the slide deck and join VFs for Coffee Chats in Koo Plaza, noon to 1pm, from 9/27-30 and 10/4-6.

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.

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The tentative calendar of WLV Expeditions for 2021-22 is as follows:

WINTER

Tall Ships Sailing – St. Croix: December 30 – January 7
Isla Navarino Trekking: December 28 – January 5
Andes Mountaineering: December 29 – January 5

SPRING

Andes Mountaineering: March 4-11
Atacama Multisport: March 4-11
Patagonia Trekking: March 4-11
Small Crew Sailing – Grenada: March 5-12
Utah Canyoneering: March 5-12

Expeditions

Expeditions are outdoor, experiential learning treks that provide genuine environments of uncertainty and challenge. Expeditions generally range from 6 to 8 day overnight trips and can be high in physical intensity.Save

VentureDatesFocus
Atacama DesertSpring BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Summit Attempt
Andes MountaineeringWinter Break & Spring BreakHigh-altitude Mountaineering, Backpacking,Glacier/Snow Travel
Isla NavarinoWinter BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backcountry Trekking
Patagonia TrekkingSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking, Raft-building
Tall Ships SailingWinter BreakDeep Ocean Sailing
Utah CanyoneeringSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking, Canyoneering
Small Crew SailingSpring BreakCaribbean Ocean Sailing

Intensives

Intensives are consolidated and immersive group based experiences ranging from 1-2 days. They provide genuine environments of uncertainty and challenge.

VentureDatesFocus
FDNY IntensiveFall & SpringFirefighting Simulation
Quantico Military IntensiveFall & SpringMilitary Simulation, Ropes Course, Combat Course

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Financial Aid

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.

We are here to help.

We encourage you to speak to any Venture Fellow or Associate Director Jules Roy.

 

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.