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. Eligibility is determined through the MBA Financial Aid Office.

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Registration and Dates

 

REGISTRATION – all registration occurs via Course Match.
Expeditions: All expedition registration will happen at once, in September and all participants will be notified by October. There will be an Information Session held in September for ALL ventures which will provide additional information – expeditions vs. intensives and what is involved in each.

Intensives: Registration for an intensive will occur via CourseMatch during the same run as Expeditions. All students will be emailed with a registration link. Students will be notified by their Venture Fellow if they have been selected. Participant lists are randomly selected.

Expeditions

Expeditions are outdoor, experiential based treks that provide genuine environments of uncertainty and challenge. Expeditions range from six to 14 day overnight trips and tend to be high in physical intensity.Save

VentureDatesFocus
Antarctica TrekkingWinter BreakBackpacking, Mountaineering, Glacier Travel, Winter Tent Camping
Atacama DesertSpring BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Summit Attempt
Andes MountaineeringWinter BreakHigh-altitude Mountaineering, Backpacking,Glacier/Snow Travel
New Zealand Coast to Coast Venture (NZC2C)Winter BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Whitewater Rafting
New Zealand Southern Lakes Traverse Venture (SLT)Winter BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking
Patagonia TrekkingSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking, Raft-building
Tall Ships SailingWinter BreakDeep Ocean Sailing
Utah CanyoneeringSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking, Canyoneering, Rappelling
Small Crew SailingSpring BreakCaribbean Ocean Sailing

Intensives

Intensives are consolidated and immersive group based experiences ranging from 1-3 days and provide genuine environments of uncertainty and challenge.

VentureDatesFocus
Leadership PresenceOctober 27, 2018Communication and Presence
FDNY IntensiveNovember 2, 2018 and Spring TBAFirefighting Simulation
Quantico Military IntensiveNovember 29th-November 30th, 2018 and Spring TBAMilitary 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.