Wharton Leadership Ventures are a set of outdoor experiential leadership development opportunities for Wharton students. The Ventures give students the opportunity to engage in sets of hands-on experiences for exploring and mastering the capabilities for effective individual and team leadership in business and beyond. Using an expeditionary format in locations around the world, teams of student participants are supported in partnership by world-class outfitters, Venture Fellows, and professional staff. The Ventures assist participants in improving their capacities to think strategically, communicate effectively, and act decisively. They foster forward thinking, bias for action, risk awareness, and rapid decision-making. More than 550+ MBA and Executive MBA students and 30 undergraduates participate each year.
When Raj Bharti ( @Raj_Bharti ), managing principal of Collaborate Consulting in Seattle, WA, was researching executive MBA programs, he was particularly interested in gaining international exposure and broadening his global perspective. At Wharton San Francisco, he found that the ability to customize his education allowed him to participate in multiple…Read More
By Stephanie Pow, WG’15 I spent Spring break on the Patagonia Leadership Venture and it is without a doubt one of the best things I have done at Wharton. The Wharton Leadership Venture Program is designed to help MBA students develop better leadership skills by placing participants in challenging situations…Read More
It all started with Cotopaxi in January 2012, during my first year at Wharton. Toward the end of that school year, as I became a freshly minted Venture Fellow (VF), I sat in a Huntsman Hall classroom listening to outgoing VFs rattle off their prior expeditions and wondering how I,…Read More