Mission and Vision


Wharton Common Cents promotes Personal Finance literacy among the Wharton MBA and broader graduate student community at the University of Pennsylvania. We look to create environments that engage, educate, and encourage students on topics and developments related to Personal Finance. By providing students with fundamental knowledge and resources for planning and creating a secure financial future, we hope to elevate and empower them.


After a successful first year of programming, our vision for the 2018 academic year is to:

  • Increase partnerships with traditional financial services firms and FinTech community
  • Secure a financial reserve to support future programming and promotional materials
  • Develop a Personal Finance ecosystem on campus and in the surrounding Philadelphia area
  • Expand programming to graduate students at other University of Pennsylvania schools