Will the mentors or directors write recommendations?
BBB mentors, staff, and directors are unable to write recommendation letters. However, we encourage participants to maintain close relationships with mentors and directors to receive guidance about the college process.
Will participation in BBB increase chances of my admission to Wharton?
While BBB is organized by Wharton Korea, The Wharton School itself does not officially host nor is in any way directly involved in BBB. However, as a rule of thumb, participating in business-related events, showing leadership, and demonstrating passion can be helpful in the college admissions process.
Will I have access to Internet during the competition?
Yes, high-speed internet will be provided at the venue. However, please note that with a large number of participants and staff connected to the same network, internet speeds may vary at times. Therefore, participants may use their own wireless network through tethering if they wish.
What should I do if I have a group size different from 2, 3 or 5?
Please still register as a group of 2, 3, or 5. In order to comply with the Korean government's COVID-19 guidelines, we will not be taking individual participants due to the reduced scale of this year's competition. If you encounter any issues, please notify us by emailing us at or messaging us on Facebook. We will try our best to accomodate your situation.
What does my participation fee include?
Your participation fee covers transportation to and from the venue, meals and snacks, venue costs for both the preliminary and final rounds, travel insurance, COVID-19 related costs, and any other ancillary costs incurred to host the event.
How does BBB differ from other business competitions?
BBB positions itself as a business case competition. Because BBB is consultative in nature, it does not ask participants to run an actual venture or draft a business plan. Rather, it asks participants to prepare a presentation with a solution to a business problem. Accordingly, judging criteria differ from entrepreneurial competitions. For instance, instead of focusing heavily on creativity or social responsibility, BBB tends to focus more on practical, analytical, and factual dimensions. In addition, BBB judges on presentation performance and professionalism, which are both integral to business. The fact that the competition is entirely run by Penn students is also a very special opportunity for high school participants to learn about Penn and network with current Penn students.