Two Paths Into One Unique Educational Experience
ABOUT JEROME FISHER M&T PROGRAM
The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, affectionately called the M&T Program, is the oldest coordinated dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. The Program combines academics from two phenomenal Penn assets, Penn Engineering and the Wharton School, into one unique educational experience. Students enrolled in the M&T Program pursue degrees from both schools concurrently, creating a truly interdisciplinary learning experience. This combination enables our students not only to understand engineering and business concepts, but also to understand the integration of the two and how this intersection distinctively shapes our world.
M&T students pursue a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering (BAS) from Penn Engineering. The curriculum includes special ‘M&T only’ courses that allow for added interdisciplinary learning opportunities. In addition, students within the Program pursue humanities courses through the School of Arts and Sciences, conduct research, and get involved in a wide array of activities across campus.
Each academic year we welcome approximately 50 to 55 new students to campus as part of the program. We proudly boast approximately 2,200 alumni worldwide.
The M&T Program grew out of this statement in the late 1970s. At that time, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Board of Overseers — a distinguished group of corporate executives and academicians — emphasized the growing need for graduates who could bridge the gap between management and technical disciplines. They saw an opportunity to create a much-needed, distinctively unique, and dynamic program: Thus, the M&T Program was born. Dr. William Hamilton (CHE’61, GCH’64, WG’64) served as the Program’s first Director until his retirement in 2015.
Since the formal introduction of the Management & Technology Program in 1977, it has attracted exceptional students from around the world and has grown much more rapidly than was originally anticipated. In January 1995, Jerome Fisher (Wharton’53), founder and chairman of the Nine West Group, donated $5.5 million to endow and support the M&T Program. “Understanding the relationship between business and technology is increasingly vital to building and maintaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace,” remarked Fisher in announcing his contribution endowing the program.
Since the inception of the M&T Program, today’s business leaders are still echoing the thoughts of the Board of Overseers and are continuously recognizing the benefit of a thorough understanding of engineering fundamentals along with an equal understanding of sound management principles.
The M&T community has transformed into a vibrant and close-knit society. Current students attend a number of events planned by the M&T Student Board and support each other within academics, social life, and in some cases, residential life.
With over 2,200 alumni worldwide, graduates from the M&T Program represent a number of industries and fields, including investment banking, the technology sector, hedge funds and private equity, venture capital, aviation, medicine, biotechnology, consulting, law, and more. The M&T community in general is highly entrepreneurial, working on their own ventures or collaborating on start-up enterprises. With eight regional groups across the globe, M&T alumni love to stay connected, and frequently recruit fellow graduates and current students for internships and full-time positions.
VISION & MISSION
The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology aims to educate the future leaders, capable of tackling big global problems by designing and building technology-driven Products and Organizations.
To offer the finest integrated engineering/business educational opportunities and broadest career options for truly exceptional students.
To create a supportive environment within the larger Penn community that cultivates positive intellectual and personal development through student advising, programming, and other opportunities.
To facilitate connections amongst students and alumni in order to enhance future professional and networking endeavors.
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The M&T Director, Dr. Gad Allon holds prospective student webinars during the academic year September-April to connect with you virtually and answer questions about the program. To register for these virtual sessions, click the “Student Webinars” link below. New dates will be posted as available. If you would like to have a one-on-one meeting with one of our program directors, please click the “Schedule an Appointment” link below. Appointments are intended for prospective students who have yet to apply to the Program. At this time, our staff preference is that all appointments remain virtual at this time. If you’d like to inquire about the possibility of an in-person appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We look forward to connecting with you from afar!