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Profile Data from 2013

Quick Stats

  • Program Cost
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • Yield
  • Selectivity
Contact Information
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Suite G21
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

The Wharton School

About The Wharton School

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is the world’s first collegiate business school. Wharton provides the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of knowledge through academic programs offering Undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD degrees, Executive Education programs and courses, and Coursera online courses. Knowledge developed at Wharton reaches millions each year in every field of business and entrepreneurial enterprise. Wharton has one of the most published faculties among business schools worldwide, the largest global alumni network and six language editions of Knowledge@Wharton.

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The caliber of students in Wharton's EMBA program is far above that of other schools. Two students in our program had 790 GMAT scores, which is but one of many indicators of tremendous intellectual horsepower of these students. Our former alumni include people such as Alex Gorsky (current CEO of J&J) who make themselves available to current students in the program. I could go on for pages, but no other program features students with the intellectual horsepower, pedigree and career trajectory of Wharton EMBA.

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Events Calendar

  • Nov 30
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Information Session with the Directors

    Boston, MA

    Please join Catherine Molony, Director of Admissions, at the Four Seasons overlooking Boston’s historic Public Garden to learn how you can earn the Wharton MBA without interrupting your career. The reception will include an overview of the program and the application process by the Director, followed by a Q&A with a panel of local Wharton Executive MBA students and alumni.

  • Dec 1
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Information Session at the NYC Penn Club

    New York, NY

    Join us for the New York City Information Session at the Penn Club in Midtown Manhattan to learn how you can earn the Wharton MBA without interrupting your career. Hear from members of the Admissions Committee and from Wharton Executive MBA students and alumni. A brief presentation by the Director of Admissions will be followed by a Q&A with the panel of alumni and students.

  • Dec 2
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Admissions Dinner in Seattle

    Seattle, WA

    Join us for a small group dinner in downtown Seattle. You will have an opportunity to talk with an admission representative, current students and alumni to learn more about the Wharton | San Francisco MBA Program for Executives.

About University of Pennsylvania

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 120
  • Middle 80% 84 to 192
Admissions Selectivity
52% The Wharton School 77% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
52% 52.0
89% 89
100% 25
Pre-MBA Careers
56% 56
Finance / Accounting
20% 20
General Management
8% 8
8% 8
Marketing / Sales
4% 4
4% 4
Financial Services
30% 30
24% 24
Pharma / Health Care
14% 14
8% 8
8% 8
8% 8
Real Estate
3% 3
Petroleum / Energy
3% 3
2% 2
$154,125 Applicant Average Base Salary

Tuition: Can I afford it?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loan guarantee policy Yes

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
100% 100
Students in Core Classes
49 The Wharton School 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
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Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • MBA/PhD
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Statistics and Operations Research
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 24
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Wharton's best-of-class active learning spaces offer students and faculty the tools for effortless collaboration. Renovated Group Study Rooms and classrooms feature touch controls and allow wireless screen-sharing of multiple devices simultaneously. Virtual Meetings, a cross-platform service for faculty, students and staff, makes it easy to initiate video and audio conferencing from anywhere globally. Students have access to a world-class High Performance Computing Cluster for their research.

Students: Who are my classmates?

35 Average age of student 29% International Students
23% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
68% 68
Asian American
25% 25
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
74% 74
16% 16
Europe Free Trade Zone
3% 3
More Information
  • Campus distance from airport 11 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing Business conference center on-campus in Philadelphia
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

43,144 Living MBA Alumni 36 Countries where alumni clubs exist
73 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.