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Here is a snapshot of the vital information for the applicants
The Admissions Committee is interested in getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid, and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself.
First-time applicants and re-applicants are required to complete both essays.
The Admissions Committee wants to get to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself.
What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
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)
Required Essay for all Reapplicants :
Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)
Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider.
|ROUND||APPLICATION DEADLINE||INTERVIEW INVITATIONS||DECISIONS|
|ROUND 1||September 15, 2020||October 28, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|ROUND 2||January 5, 2021||FEBRUARY 13, 2020||March 25, 2021|
|ROUND 3||March 31, 2021||April 15, 2021||May 11, 2021|
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Benjamin Franklin pioneered the effort to create an institution for providing higher education to the future generations of Philadelphia, resulting in the foundation of Public Academy of Philadelphia in 1749. The Academy opened in January 1751 along with a free Charity School that started in September. In 1779, the College was taken over by the State of Pennsylvania and was renamed as the University of the State of Pennsylvania. In 1791, the University of the State of Pennsylvania and the College of Philadelphia got united by an Act of Legislature and came to be called as the University of Pennsylvania. In 1881, the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce was founded by American entrepreneur Joseph Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania with the aim to educate visionary business leaders. The MBA degrees were first awarded in the year 1921.
Joseph Wharton’s pioneering vision for the School was to produce graduates who would become “pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.” The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academe, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world.
The Wharton MBA program transforms its students into capable business leaders through its unique and rigorous academic learning experience that pushes them to think through uncertain and ambiguous situations, thus, giving them the confidence and skills to lead in complex business situations. Wharton graduates are highly sought after for their rigorous, analytical thinking approach that enables them to unleash compelling evidences, and take well-informed business decisions backed by sound reasoning in crucial circumstances. Students gain access to critical analytical tools that aid them in arriving at sound decisions by sticking to facts, data and evidences. Wharton was a pioneer in introducing the Learning Team Model in its curriculum, which is now emulated by other business schools. The Learning Team Model replicates the business environment where employees work together, thus, encouraging the students to cultivate persuasive leadership skills and learn from others’ experiences. The interaction of team members from diverse professional settings and cultural backgrounds facilitates risk taking, collaborative idea generation and deepens their understanding on multiple functional disciplines of business. The MBA Leadership Ventures (Expeditions, Intensives and Workshops) generate self-awareness among the students and play a crucial role in leadership and character development of the students. Expeditions and Intensives are outdoor experiential treks that expose the students to ambiguous and uncertain challenging environments, where they learn to take critical decisions in risky circumstances. Leadership Development Workshops focus on a wide range of topics such as persuasive leadership, ability to influence others, innovation and creativity at workplace, team-building exercises and skills that govern small group behavior dynamics.
Entrepreneurship at Wharton is core to its curriculum, with the students developing the right set of skills and management practices to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. Being one of the most influential entrepreneurial centers, Wharton takes pride in preparing its students for an entrepreneurship career whether they intend to build their ideas from scratch or expand their family business. The annual Wharton Business Plan Competition encourages the students to bring their ideas to life through a series of workshops, judges’ feedback and one-to-one mentoring. The final eight teams get to present their companies before the Philadelphia entrepreneurial community. The Wharton Venture Initiating Program VIP is a competitive program where students build and implement their own ventures. Students receive immense support and guidance from the entrepreneurial community and enhance their professional network during this experience. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence EIR program invites successful entrepreneurs to its campus to share their expertise with the students to provide them insights into the challenges of different stages of the startups.
Wharton’s Social Impact Initiative WSII brings together the students, faculty, alumni and external organizations at the complex intersection of business and social impact. WSII is a platform that encourages students and organizations to collaborate and develop advanced business solutions for the social good. The Wharton Community Consultants is a student organization that assists non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and provides real-world consulting opportunities for the students.
Global experiential learning is well integrated with the Wharton MBA curriculum with Global Modular Courses GMC exposing the students to the business challenges and opportunities of a specific region. The Global Immersion Program GIP gives an opportunity for the students to travel abroad and interact with local business leaders and government officials to develop an understanding of the local business practices and political environments. Students can gain international consulting experience with the Global Consulting Practicum GCP and delve into the international business problems while working with teams of partner schools in China, India, Spain, Israel etc.
The School is located on the East Coast city of Philadelphia, which is a hub of a diverse set of industries such as bio-tech, pharmaceuticals, health care and life sciences, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and business services. The city’s music scene ranges from opera, classical and chamber music to original jazz, rock, folk and hip-hop. Tourists have the chance to explore the four centuries of history and architecture of the city through the remarkable museum collections and architectural landmarks. Adventure lovers can indulge themselves in running, cycling and riding in the trails of the nearby Fairmount Park.
The Wharton Career Management team comprises of skilled advisors and professional career coaches who carry immense experience with them. Students get advice and practical guidance from such experienced career advisors who also provide insights into the market opportunities of each specific industry. Wharton has a wide recruiting base comprising of diverse set of industries and functions. The Career Management team brings leading companies and executives to the campus by organizing events such as seminars and interactive workshops. Students enhance their professional network through the various Career Treks, where they tour companies and connect with the high-level executives. The Career Management team continues to provide lifelong career support to the alumni by providing access to career resources and services that would assist them during crucial career decisions such as career transition or advancement.
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