Wharton School of Business

Last updated on November 26th, 2018

Wharton Business School is a highly sought after B-school which is known for its large in-take of MBA students.

Wharton Business School is the oldest B-school which was founded way back in 1881 through a donation from Joseph Wharton. It is an Ivy League school located on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Prestigious school boasts of having the largest number of electives. It’s no wonder that it is so highly sought after, considering the emerging markets which receive focus through their exhaustive list of electives.

Wharton’s MBA program comes together with 19 majors, over 250 faculty members, 11 academic departments, nearly 200 electives, 24 research centers and initiatives, and a strong alumni network. Some of the famous Wharton alumni include Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Ivanka Trump, Donny Deutsche, & J.D. Power III.

  • Facts and Figures

An Overview

Rank 5
Program Duration 2 Years
Class Size 851
Average GMAT Score 730
Average Work Experience 5 Years
Program Cost $106,236

Source:  https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/admissions/class-profile/

  • Recruitment at Wharton Business School

Here are some companies that hired Wharton graduates last year:

Tesla Motors
The Procter & Gamble Company
AB Bernstein
Morgan Stanley
International Finance Corporation
Burger King
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Apply to Wharton Business School

The deadlines for the 2020 admissions at Wharton Business School have been announced. Mark your calendars for these 3 dates:

Round 1 – September 17th, 2019

Round 2 – January 7th, 2020

Round 3 – April 1st, 2020

  • Essay Topics 2018-19

Essay 1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

Essay 2: Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (500 words)

Reapplicant Essay: Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)*

*First-time applicants may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)

By asking these two questions, effectively breaking apart and expanding on last year’s essay question, our hope is to give applicants ample space to more fully explain their aspirations, goals, and how Wharton fits into those. We want to be able to view applicants from both sides of their world – one where they are professionals developing skills and seeking career advancement, but also the personal growth side where they are seeking out enriching experiences to become better, stronger, wiser, and a more robust person.

Take these two questions as an important opportunity to express who you are and what and who you want to be. It is important for us to know the real you and be able to envision you as part of the Wharton community.

  • Essay Analysis coming soon

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