Seminars for Business Journalists

Knowledge for Business Journalists

Celebrating our 50th year, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists have provided several thousand members of the media insight from Wharton faculty into topics such as financial markets, accounting principles, corporate strategy and the global economy.

Philadelphia Seminars
Attend a Philadelphia flagship program, held annually on the University of Pennsylvania campus at the Wharton School’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Learn business concepts from such renowned Wharton professors as Jeremy SiegelOlivia Mitchell and Paul Fischer.

San Francisco Seminars
Each year the Seminars visit West Coast locations including Wharton | San Francisco, which draws business leaders to its MBA for Executives program, executive education programs and outreach activities.

International Seminars
Seminars held outside the U.S. offer journalists access to Wharton faculty who customize their sessions to the locale. Past sessions in Hong Kong and Madrid were held in conjunction with Wharton Global Forums, large-scale business conferences, to which Seminars attendees are also invited.

Seminar News

  • Apply now for our Philadelphia seminar, October 7-10, 2018.
  • Philadelphia agenda now available. View media alert here.
  • See highlights celebrating the 50th anniversary of Seminars at our recent event in New York City.
  • Listen to past participant Astrid Doerner of Handelsblatt share about her experience at the Seminars for Business Journalists on Knowledge@Wharton Business Radio.

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The diversity of journalists attending creates a rich environment for learning alongside the faculty of the Wharton School.

Alan Rappeport
The New York Times
(Philadelphia, 2017)
“The Wharton Seminars were a valuable opportunity to step out of the newsroom and into the classroom to gain a deeper understanding of the many issues I report on every day.”

Victoria Guida
Politico
(Philadelphia, 2017)
“It’s an incredibly useful program that combines the knowledge of prominent academics with excellent questions from fellow journalists.”