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: 730
Int’l Students: 33%
Female Students: 43%
Deadlines for Sept 2018-19: R1: Sep 15, 2020, R2: Jan 05, 2021, R3: March 31, 2021
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 (new): “Taking into consideration your background—personal, professional, and/or academic—how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions 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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