Wharton Stories: Finance

Wall Street veteran and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, WG’87, shares four lessons from the global financial crisis that she says are “relevant today for all industries.”

The 4 Lessons Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat Learned from the Financial Crisis

Shivaraman (Shiva) Ramachandran, WG’18, used the Wharton MBA Program for Executives to hone his leadership skills and transition into hardware business operations at payment processing and point-of-sale solutions company Square.

From Technologist to Business Operations Leader: How This EMBA Alum Used Wharton’s Executive Coaching and Feedback Program to Make the Transition

Last semester, four undergraduate Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellows dove into WIRED, a first-of-its-kind impact investing database.

Social Impact Fellows Examine the Ins and Outs of Impact Investing

Fig Loans cofounder Jeff Zhou, WG’15 talks about how to turn bad credit into good credit–and how to find the right entrepreneurial opportunity–with Karl Ulrich, Wharton Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Fig Loans: Building a Bridge to Good Credit

The Seminars for Business Journalists program celebrates five decades in support of journalists around the globe.

Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Celebrates 50 Years Offering Faculty Insights to Media

Prof. Kent Smetters, faculty director of Penn Wharton Budget Model and a popular professor, shares financial advice for EMBA students.

Why This Business Economics Professor Says Self Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program Is a Sound Investment

The Wharton private equity and finance professor discusses the science and subtle art of how PE values a company before acquisition.

A Quick Lesson on Private Equity Analysis from Prof. Bilge Yilmaz

“We learned a lot from these teams, not just about different financial techniques and concepts, but also about being active participants in our community to further the goal of financial literacy.”

Top High School Teams Face Off in 2018 KWHS Investment Competition Global Finale

The Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces the 2018 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service.

Meet the 2018 Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Recipients

Bitcoin makes the biggest headlines, but it’s blockchain — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — that could transform everything from banking to health care to the music industry. Sound like hype? Just ask the Wharton pioneers who are building blockchain’s future.

The Blockchain Revolution