Philadelphia, PA
If Harvard’s name precedes it in general management and Kellogg is basically shift+F7 for marketing, Wharton’s second name is “Finance”. But because of it’s resounding reputation, many people don’t realize that the Wharton program excels in many other specialties: marketing, production and operations, international business, management and entrepreneurship just to name a few. So don’t believe the rumors – while Wharton may have had some ebbs and flows due to the market crash in 2008-2009, it is a promising investment for your future that is sure to yield high returns. Wharton offers 18 majors and 200 different electives, and a month-long orientation before the program begins to get yourself settled begins as well as a 2 day retreat for an emphasis on team training. This retreat should come as no surprise, seeing as how Wharton also implements a group dynamic interview for its applicants. Don’t let the fact that you’re not a native English speaker deter you – it’s about how you manage within the group, not about whether you can recite Shakespeare.

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Important Dates

Early Round

Round 1

DeadlineSep 19, 2017
NotificationDec 14, 2017

Round 2

DeadlineJan 03, 20188
NotificationMar 29, 2018

Round 3

DeadlineMar 27, 2018
NotificationMay 10 2018



Application Requirements

Application Fee

$265 USD



Required Essays





Questions, Class of 2020:

(Required) What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
(7500 characters max; 7500 charactersֿ)

(Required) Teamwork is at the core of the Wharton MBA experience with each student contributing unique elements to our collaborative culture. How will you contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words)
(7500 characters max; 7500 characters)

Optional Essay
First-time applicants can use this essay if you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application).
(250 words)


Miriam Grobman

Miriam’s career has taken her across the globe, working with executives in the USA...

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(Optional) Is there anything else we should know?
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When I chose Ivy I was unaware of what couldn’t be clearer to me now – I have chosen a real partner for the journey. A partner that sees me as a human being, that wants to help me build a successful future and not only help me gain a second degree; a real partner that will rejoice in my happiness and join my frustration when I’m struggling, that will do absolutely everything (almost as much as me) to attain the best result.

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