MBA Leadership Ventures

MBA Ventures Update

2022 - 2023


Students will receive detailed information on how to enroll via email and an info session in September 2022. Thank you!

Please find the slide deck from the September 2022 info session here.”

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.

Complete this form to be considered for a Spring Break Expedition Scholarship seat. *Application will open October 31 and close November 11.


The calendar of WLV Expeditions for 2022-23 is as follows:


Tall Ships Sailing – St. Croix: December 29 – January 6
Patagonia – Isla Navarino: December 28 – January 5

Mountain to Sea – New Zealand: December 29 – January 5
Andes Mountaineering: December 29 – January 5


Andes Mountaineering: March 4-11
Atacama Multisport: March 4-11
Patagonia – Cerro Castillo: March 4-11
Small Crew Sailing – British Virgin Islands: March 4-11
Patagonia – Pumalin: March 4-11


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

Atacama DesertSpring BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Summit Attempt
Andes MountaineeringWinter Break & Spring BreakHigh-altitude Mountaineering, Backpacking,Glacier/Snow Travel
Patagonia Isla NavarinoWinter BreakMulti-disciplinary, Backcountry Trekking
Patagonia Cerro CastilloSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking, Raft-building
Tall Ships SailingWinter BreakDeep Ocean Sailing
Patagonia PumalinSpring BreakBackcountry Trekking
Small Crew SailingSpring BreakCaribbean Ocean Sailing
Mountain to SeaWinter BreakMulti-disciplinary, backcountry trekking, mountain biking, rafting


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

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

More Venture Resources

Financial Aid

There is one scholarship seat per expedition. Eligibility is determined through the MBA Financial Aid Office.

Policies and FAQs

In the Terra Dotta registration system, students should input their true preferences for all ventures.

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.