For over four decades, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists have proudly hosted reporters, editors and producers from news organizations around the world.

The diversity of journalists attending — representing newspapers, magazines, broadcast and international news media — creates a rich environment for learning alongside the faculty of the Wharton School.

Comments From Past Participants

“This Seminar is crucial for any business reporter new to the beat or just a few years into covering business. Everyone in the program is brilliant, diverse and values debate and discussion.”

Leticia Miranda, BuzzFeed News (Philadelphia, 2017)

“Very useful, both interesting and ready-to-use for my day to day job. I wish this Seminar could have lasted the whole week!”

Elsa Conesa, Les Echos (Philadelphia, 2107)

“The professors added context and a new lens with which to approach companies.”

Paresh Dave, Reuters (Philadelphia, 2017)

“The greatest seminar I ever had. Profs. Bushee and Blouin were fascinating. Prof. Siegel gave us ‘unknown’ facts useful to all journalists.”

Ailin Zhou, China Business News (Philadelphia, 2017)

“World-class. Wharton provides up-to-date analysis and tells you where the world is going and how it is shaping itself in terms of economics, politics, and social organization. ”

Marco Congiu, SKY Italia (Philadelphia, 2015)

“The professors’ lectures sharpened my financial knowledge. The insights learned at Wharton and the bonds made with fellow business reporters will no doubt pay off in the future.”

Liana Baker, Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, 2015)

“I enjoyed the wide breadth of topics. The Seminars will help me bring my business reporting up more than a notch!”

Mike Snider, USA Today (Philadelphia, 2015)

“I deepened my knowledge about corporation accounting, business innovation, and leadership, got bright insights from the excellent professors, and made new friends from different media. Cool!”

Wendy Yu, Sinovision (Philadelphia, 2015)

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“The presentations were clear without being simplistic and delivered with infectious enthusiasm.”

Joseph GallivanPortland Tribune (Philadelphia, 2015)


“This program was, frankly, great. Within a week of coming from the Seminars, I found myself applying some of what I learned when I was looking over financial statements. Anyone who wants to become a better business journalist should absolutely get to these Seminars if at all possible.”

Benjamin Geier, Fortune (Philadelphia, 2014)


“The seminar provided immense value for business journalists [covering] a globalized economy.”

Cathy Rose Garcia, ABS-CBN (Philadelphia, 2014)


“The sessions on accounting, pensions and property market provided me with the tools to be more forensic in my reporting.”

Joe Miller, BBC (Philadelphia, 2014)


“Thank you, Wharton, for the four day deep dive on business and finance. I’m feeling motivated, smarter.”

Cecilia Kang, Washington Post (Philadelphia, 2013)


“Prof. Bushee opened my eyes to hidden gems in documents I refer to nearly every day. I’ll immediately use his insights to deepen my reporting.”

Hannah Drier, Associated Press on Prof. Brian Bushee’s “Financial Statement Analysis” (Philadelphia, 2013)


“After four days I left with not only more insight but a drive to ask better questions and to delve deeper when reporting.”

Briar Stewart, Canadian Broadcasting Company (Philadelphia, 2013)

Past Participants

Aamulehti (Finland)
ABC News
American Banker
AmericaEconomia (Chile)
Associated Press
Bloomberg News
Berlingske (Denmark)
Business Week
BuzzFeed News
Caijing Magazine (China)
CBC News (Canada)
CBS “60 Minutes”
Chicago Tribune
China Business News
China Radio International
China Securities Journal
Christian Science Monitor
Chronicle of Higher Education
CNBC India
Dagens Naeringsliv (Norway)
Dallas Morning News
Deadline Hollywood
Detroit Free Press
Dow Jones News Service
East African Standard
Economic Times
Editora Abril (Brazil)
Exame Magazine (Brazil)
Expansion (Spain)
Fast Company
Financial Times
Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil)
Fortuna (Portugal)
Ghanian Times
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Ha’aretz (Israel)
Handelsblatt Het Financieele Dagblad (Netherlands)
Huffington Post
Investor’s Business Daily
Jiji Press (Japan)
JoongAng IIbo Newspaper (South Korea
Kyodo News Service (Japan)
Les Echos (France)
La Repubblica (Italy)
Los Angeles Times
Macleans (Canada)
Milano Finanza (Italy)
Mint Newspaper (India)
Money Moneytoday (Korea)
National Public Radio
NBC News
N24 (Germany)
Newark Star Ledger
New Dehli TV (NDTV)
New York Times
Nightly Business Report
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan)
Nikkei (Japan)
O’Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
People’s’ Daily (China)
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Seattle Times
Sina Finance (China)
South Florida Sentinel
Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
Singapore Business Times
Straits Times (Singapore)
Sydsvenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
The Oregonian
Thomson Reuters
Toronto Globe & Mail
Turkish Radio and Television
U.S.A. Today
U.S. News & World Report
Vanity Fair Magazine
Vietnam News
Voice of America
Wall St. Journal
Washington Post
WirtschaftsWoche (Germany)
Women’s Wear Daily
WYNC, New York Public Radio
Xinhua News Agency (China)