About The School
Strengths And Specializations
The MBA program offers over 200 electives – more than any other top business school
Number of Applicants: 6,245 MBA Class Size: 862 Tuition: $157,896
Sector: Financial Services 36.9%; Consulting 25%; Technology 14.9%; Consumer Products 6.2%; Startup 4%
Top Recruiters: McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Google, Deloitte, Amazon
Avg Base Salary: $135,716
Salary Increase: 114%
Employment in 3 months: 98.4%
Avg. Work Exp.: 5 yrs
Avg. GMAT: 732
Int’l Students: 33%
Female Students: 43%
Deadlines for Sept 2018-19: R1: Sep 17, 2019, R2: Jan 07, 2020, R3: April 1, 2020
Sources: Wharton, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, US News, MBA50
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? (400 words)
Additional Question (required for all Reapplicants):
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)
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Interview – Team Based Discussion
Three years ago the Wharton Admissions office partnered with the Wharton Innovation group to launch a new evaluation method, the team-based discussion. If you are invited to interview, you will participate in a team-based discussion with 5-6 other applicants during your scheduled session. The team-based discussion will allow you the opportunity to interact with your fellow applicants through discourse involving real-world business scenarios, which will highlight how you approach and analyze specific situations. Your discussion will have a prompt and a purpose and you will work towards a tangible outcome with your group. The team-based discussion is additive and does not replace the opportunity for an individual exchange. There will be time allotted for a short one-on-one conversation with a member of the Admissions staff during the interview.
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