Quick Stats

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Contact Information
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Suite G21
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Best B-School Road Trip: The Wharton School

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane head to Philadelphia to spend a day at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

About The Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership across every major discipline of business education with one of the world’s most published business school faculties. Wharton knowledge combined with the passionate, entrepreneurial energies of our students and alumni makes for a dynamic community: 5000 undergraduate, MBA, Exec MBA, and doctoral students; 9,000+ annual exec education participants; and a powerful alumni network of 91,000 graduates. Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world – Knowledge for Action.

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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.


Events Calendar

  • Jul 24
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    On Campus Dinner Session at Wharton | San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    You and a small group of other professionals will have an opportunity to ask learn more about the Wharton | MBA Program for Executives. We will discuss admissions, curriculum, academics and student life on our San Francisco campus. After a brief information session, you will attend one of our classes and meet our world class faculty and current students. Dinner with staff and current students will follow.

  • Jul 30
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Lunch with the Director of Admissions

    New York, NY

    Join Catherine Molony, Director of Admissions, Wharton MBA Program for Executives – Philadelphia & San Francisco, for an informal lunch at the Penn Club. Cathy, along with several MBA Exec students and alumni, will share insights into the admissions process and give an overview of the program. 20-30% of every class works in New York. Learn why earning a Wharton MBA is worth the trip and how it will impact your career.

  • Jul 31
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Entrepreneurial Information Session

    Philadelphia, PA

    Join Scott Sill, WG’00, Entrepreneurial Executive in Residence and several WEMBA students and alumni for an information session on how the Wharton MBA Program for Executives can help you launch or grow your own business. A member of the Admissions Committee will also be on hand to answer your questions about the program.

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?

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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/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • 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
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Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 24
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Wharton's revolutionary Course Match algorithm optimizes student course allocation based on preferences and availability. The Wharton Cisco Telepresence classrooms bridge our Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses, seamlessly allowing access to Silicon Valley with a simple press of a button. The Research and Innovation group continues to enhance students' access to our high performance computing cluster through a variety of means. Wharton developed simulations are commonplace in the classroom.

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
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  • 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?

42,371 Living MBA Alumni 36 Countries where alumni clubs exist
73 Active alumni clubs
Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.