Beyond the MBA Classroom: The MBA Pub at Wharton

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also making a commitment to a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top MBA program.

Every Thursday evening, the majority of Wharton’s students head to MBA Pub, where they can enjoy unlimited free beer and pizza (with an annual $140 membership). The MBA Pub is housed in its own designated space in Steinberg Dietrich Hall, a three-minute walk from Huntsman Hall. Because Wharton has no classes on Friday, Pub—as it is commonly called—serves as an ideal way for many students to mark the end of the academic week, kick off the weekend and catch up with classmates and professors (who can be invited as guests). Pub’s food offerings, drink selection and decorations vary each week throughout the year, depending on which campus group is the week’s sponsor—though beer and pizza are staples every week. Though Pub is obviously separate from Wharton’s academic and recruiting offerings, according to those with whom mbaMission spoke, many students and alumni consider it an emblematic experience of the program.

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