WHAT IS LIFE 101?
Years ago, Cope felt like he was unprepared to make some of life’s most important financial decisions. With all the years of schooling and education, he felt like there was something wrong with this reality. So he decided to do something about it.
He worked on a course topic list and a syllabus for a class he nicknamed Life 101. After a few years of refining the material and working with the school system to bring it to life, The University of Pennsylvania introduced the course in the spring of 2018 for the first time. It quickly became one of the most popular courses on campus, having multiple days of students lined up outside the class to partake in it. Given the importance and the demand for this information, Professor Cope began to host multiple open class lectures throughout the semester for anyone (including non-Penn students) who wanted to join. Pursuing his original dream to make this information accessible to everyone, this spring will be Professor Cope’s third year returning to the University and he will also introduce his Life 101 course online for the public.
"When you think about personal finance, you think about math, numbers and statistics, but the way Brandon phrases and clarifies everything makes it way simpler. The way he connects it with his personal life makes it relatable."
"The guest speakers and their experiences really helped me learn different tips and tricks that lead to financial success."
“This was the first class where I felt I could really apply what I was learning to the real world. It sparked my interest in a few subjects, and put topics in the front of my mind that I had never really thought about before.”
"The class was really awesome. It got me excited to learn more about personal finance, self-educating myself on investing, and helping my family with financial tips."