From day one, Wharton students learn about the synergy of leadership and teamwork in Management 100.
Management 100: Leadership & Communication in Groups
The business world requires people to work successfully in teams that depend on persuasive rather than positional leadership. The required foundation course for all undergraduates, Management 100 is a highly experiential course in which teams of ten students plan and execute a field project for a client in the greater Philadelphia area. The course focuses on teamwork, group dynamics and leadership development.
MGMT 100 is designed to increase students’ understanding of leadership and communication in teams and help build skills that are necessary for professional success. Almost all students complete MGMT 100 in the fall semester of their freshman year. Transfer and dual-degree students take the course in the spring of their first year as a Wharton student.
Recent MANAGEMENT 100 Projects
Client: American Red Cross
Project: Creating a fire safety program for elementary school students
Project: Developing a marketing and public relations campaign for an organization that prepares and delivers meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses
Client: PHMC (Public Health Management Corporation)
Project: Assessing brand perceptions through stakeholder research and analysis
Client: CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
Project: Organizing an educational event for teens and young adults with special health care needs
“The MGMT 100 experience is unlike anything I’ve ever heard from friends who go to other schools. It’s amazing to walk into a classroom as a freshman and learn about management from famous authors, then apply that knowledge directly to a non-profit.”