MGMT 391—Developmental Internship Course (Summer 2020)

The COVID 19 pandemic has impacted many aspects for this year’s summer internships. If your internship has changed (e.g., become virtual or has new start date) and you are not sure if you still need CPT, please consult with your ISSS advisor. ISSS also offers a lot of information on their FAQ page.

International students who are interested in applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) in conjunction with a summer business internship (paid or unpaid) as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who will pursue an unpaid summer internship, should review the information below on MGMT 391: Leadership in the 21st Century, an option for academic credit.

Note that MGMT 391 is only offered in the summer, it may only be taken once, and only rising juniors and seniors in Wharton are eligible to apply.*

Course Overview

MGMT 391: Leadership in the 21st Century focuses on how to create a workplace where your employees will thrive and how to develop an organizational culture that will be successful in the new world of work. This course provides practical tips as well as thought-provoking questions to consider as you complete your internship. The course is taught in four modules:

  • Prof. Nancy Rothbard opens the course with a module focused on employee engagement.
  • Prof. Adam Grant leads the second module, which will address the effect of employee and network interactions on productivity and examine the role of innovation.
  • Prof. Katherine Klein focuses the third module on purpose-driven leadership, examining how expectations for leadership are shifting to models incorporating purposeful responsibility.
  • Prof. Sigal Barsade concludes the course with a module on analyzing and evaluating organizational culture and learning how to lead change in that culture to achieve superior organizational performance.

MGMT 391 is a 0.25 CU course that may only be taken pass/fail. The course is delivered via Canvas and is self-paced. Students should allow 1-2 hours per module.

To pass the course, all modules and assessments must be completed by 11:59 PM, EDT, on the course deadline (summer 2020 deadline is August 31). Failure to meet the deadline will:

  • Result in an F grade, which will be factored into your cumulative GPA
  • Negatively affect eligibility for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for international students

* Sophomores and juniors will receive an email in mid-March with information about the course and the application process.