Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists help you gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues.

San Francisco sessions take place at Wharton San Francisco.

Philadelphia sessions will convene at the Wharton School’s state-of-the-art facility, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

Sample Sessions

Current Trends in The Economy

siegel_jeremy_thumbJeremy Siegel
Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance

Dr. Jeremy Siegel explains the state of the economy by using up-to-the-minute financial indices and data. The intricacies of the Federal Reserve Board, stock markets, and leading economic indicators are among the issues to be critically analyzed. Dr. Siegel is a frequent consultant and speaker for major Wall Street firms.

Financial Statement Analysis

Paul Fischer
Samuel R. Harrell Professor of Accounting
Dr. Paul Fischer will teach how to analyze and dissect actual financial statements to demonstrate how to extract relevant, but sometimes hard to find information.

Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage

useem_michael_thumbMichael Useem
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, Editor, Wharton Leadership Digest and Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management at Wharton
Dr. Michael Useem will discuss the role of leadership and its impact on corporate strategy. Useem is author of the books, The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All; Investor Capitalism; and Executive Defense.

Pensions and Economic Volatility

mitchell_olivia_thumbOlivia Mitchell
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Executive Director, Pension Research Council
Dr. Olivia Mitchell will examine current and future states of pension systems with comparisons among various countries.

Seminar News

  • The 2024 one-day, virtual program was held on April 11. View the agenda here.
  • Check back for information on future Seminars, including our flagship 2024 Philadelphia program.

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Business Journalism & the Need for Diversity
by Janet H. Cho
Asian American Journalists Association;
SAJA-Knowledge@Wharton Funding for Minority Journalists Recipient

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