Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology
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The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (also known as M&T) is a coordinated dual-degree program offered at the University of Pennsylvania that combines Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science with the Wharton School. 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 two special M&T “linking 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.
M&T is a highly selective dual-degree program, admitting about 50 undergraduates per year. The majority of program graduates pursue careers within tech, investment banking, hedge funds, private equity, engineering firms, biotech, consulting, and venture capital. A number of graduates also follow career paths in the entrepreneurial, nonprofit, academic, and medical professions.
Upon graduation, all M&T students receive a Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S. Econ.) degree from Wharton. Along with other Wharton students, M&T students must pursue a depth of study in at least one of twenty concentrations.
M&T students will also receive either a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) or a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. Penn offers M&T students nine BSE majors: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Digital Media and Design, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering and Systems Science and Engineering. As an alternative, students can pursue the Bachelor of Applied Science degree, which is generally selected by students who have interest in math and science, but do not necessarily want to pursue a career in a field of engineering. BAS candidates select a field of specialization in either Biomedical Science, Computer & Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or an individualized curriculum.
- Cliff Asness – Co-founder of AQR Capital
- Larry Robbins – Founder and CEO of Glenview Capital Management
- Joey Levin – CEO of IAC
- Kunal Bahl – Co-founder of Snapdeal
- Jeff Luhnow – General manager of the Houston Astros
- Garrett Reisman – Former NASA astronaut
- Noam Wasserman – Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California
Each year, M&T hosts a for-credit, three-week summer program (Management and Technology Summer Institute) for about 50 rising high school seniors (and a select few rising juniors) focusing on the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Held on Penn's campus and taught by business and engineering faculty, the program also incorporates field trips to companies and R&D facilities.
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- "Student Activities". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "About the Program". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "Careers". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "Concentrations". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "Curriculum / Two Degrees". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- "Management and Technology Summer Institute". Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- M&TSI Summer - Frequently Asked Questions