MBA Venture

 MBA Leadership Ventures

Wharton Leadership Ventures Update

[April 2021 Update] At this time, due to the current pandemic conditions, we do not have a timetable for 2021-22 MBA ventures. We are currently recruiting Venture Fellows for the upcoming year and this update provides some additional context on our vision & principles regarding the resumption of WLV programs.

WLV will continue to adhere to university guidelines regarding in-person programming. Until we can meet “in the field” together, we hope you stay safe and healthy. 

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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Expeditions

Expeditions are outdoor, experiential learning treks that provide genuine environments of uncertainty and challenge. Expeditions range from 6 to 10 day overnight trips and can 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 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.