Wharton Common Cents
Educating and empowering students and the community on personal finance
Common Cents is Wharton’s first initiative focused on promoting personal finance literacy among Wharton MBAs and the broader philadelphia community. Our mission is to create an environment that allows for meaningful discussions around topics and developments related to personal finance. By empowering students and community members with fundamental knowledge and providing them with resources for planning and creating a secure financial future, we hope to elevate awareness around personal finance.
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VP MEMBER EDUCATION & EVENTS
VP TREASURY &
VP DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
VP COMMUNITY OUTREACH
We believe that financial health is just as important as an individual’s physical well-being. Establishing a sound understanding of personal finance enables any one of us to dream bigger, accomplish more, and take on calculated risks.
Founded in Fall 2016, Wharton Common Cents originated as the first initiative focused on promoting personal finance literacy among Wharton MBA's, and the first-ever graduate personal finance club at a business school. What began as an initiative for our MBA peers has gradually evolved to also serve the broader Pennsylvania community. After all, matters pertaining to money are industry agnostic; therefore, the more individuals we empower, the better.
We are very proud of the strong reception and participation from our classmates, faculty, alums, and administration. Their support and belief in our mission has helped us achieve key milestones in a short period of time. Furthermore, we are encouraged by the growth of our membership to nearly 700 students. Our members are both first and second-year MBA students, Executive MBA students, MBA Exchange students, Partners, and students from other graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.
With this momentum, we are excited to grow the presence of our club and help make personal finance “Common Cents.”