Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    729
  • Program Cost
    $136,420
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    69%
  • Selectivity
    21%
  • Job Offers
    98%
  • Average Salary
    $123,431
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
3733 Spruce Street
Vance 111
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States
Website
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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 best thing about my program is the student body. I was surrounded by highly intelligent, cultured people with incredibly diverse backgrounds. I learned a great deal about myself and the world at large just from being around them every day. I treasure my class and know that I will have a great professional and personal network going forward after graduation.

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Events Calendar

  • Dec 2
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Miami Information Session with the Vice Dean

    Miami, FL

    Please join Vice Dean Peggy Bishop Lane, at the Four Seasons, 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 Vice Dean, followed by a Q&A with a panel of Miami based Wharton Executive MBA students and alumni. There will also be time to mingle and have your questions answered one-on-one while enjoying light refreshments.

  • Dec 2
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Seattle Information Evening with the Director of Admissions, Wharton | San Francisco

    Seattle, WA

    This informal reception will include an overview of the program and the application process by Katherine Lilygren, Director of Admissions, followed by a Q&A with a panel of Seattle area Wharton Executive MBA students and alumni. There will also be time to mingle, network and have your questions answered one-on-one while enjoying light refreshments.

  • Dec 3
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Calgary Information Session

    Calgary, Canada

    Join us at the Calgary information session to learn if the Wharton MBA Program for Executives is right for you. Hear the personal insights and experiences of program alumni and students and a brief presentation by a member of the Admissions Committee. There will also be time for informal discussions with students, alumni and staff while enjoying light refreshments.

About University of Pennsylvania

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.5 GPA of All Applicants 3.6 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
21% The Wharton School 46% Average Across All Schools

729 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
89% 710
91% 729
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 6,111
21% 21.0
69% 69.0
Female
28% 28
International
48% 48
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Engineering
  • Economics
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard College
  • Princeton University
  • Duke University
  • Yale University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$67,000 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain and Company
  • McKinsey and Company
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs and Company
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
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0%
740 to 769
0%
0%
710 to 739
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680 to 709
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650 to 679
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560 to 589
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530 to 559
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500 to 529
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Under 500
0%
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 35%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 26%
  • Technology 14%
  • Consumer Products 8%
McKinsey & Co 50
Top Employer
  • Boston Consulting Group 42
  • Deloitte Consulting 40
  • Amazon 24
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
98% The Wharton School 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
88% 88
61% 60.97325153374234
88% Receive Offers
84% 84.3
56% 55.69710982658959
84% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
10% 10.2
22% 21.9117610062893
10% Receive Offers
11% 11.3
25% 25.424767441860464
11% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
75% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • McKinsey & Co 50
  • Boston Consulting Group 42
  • Deloitte Consulting 40
  • Amazon 24
  • Bain & Co 20
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
32% 31.56
$130,098.00
92K 191K
Finance/Accounting
36% 36.19
$123,830.00
60K 300K
General Management
7% 6.86
$113,136.00
65K 200K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
7% 7.2
$107,265.00
80K 145K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3.43
$112,000.00
80K 150K
Other
15% 14.58
$122,213.00
52K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
26% 25.9
$132,815.00
100K 191K
Consumer Products
8% 7.55
$106,101.00
80K 170K
Financial Services
35% 35.33
$124,104.00
60K 300K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 1.89
$126,582.00
103K 175K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2.4
$113,277.00
93K 140K
Non-profit
2% 1.7
$96,111.00
65K 150K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 1.72
$115,222.00
100K 132K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
6% 5.83
$118,416.00
52K 160K
Real Estate
2% 2.23
$118,556.00
105K 135K
Technology
14% 13.72
$117,427.00
70K 200K
Other
2% 1.54
$160,000.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0
$123,000.00
52K 160K
More than one year, up to three years
14% 14.41
$120,115.00
76K 200K
More than five years
30% 29.67
$126,302.00
65K 250K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
8% 7.89
$118,012.00
70K 200K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
4% 3.77
$121,174.00
98K 160K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
2% 1.54
$121,248.00
79K 156K
North America
82% 82.16
$124,412.00
52K 300K
South America
3% 3.09
$117,267.00
71K 185K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
34% 33.96
$123,066.00
72K 225K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
10% 9.61
$123,794.00
65K 175K
U.S. South
4% 3.77
$122,905.00
93K 160K
U.S. Southwest
4% 4.29
$127,130.00
52K 200K
U.S. Midwest
5% 4.8
$130,333.00
60K 300K
U.S. West
23% 22.98
$124,471.00
80K 250K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
1% 1.2
$143,571.00
120K 175K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • McKinsey & Co 42
  • Boston Consulting Group 28
  • Deloitte Consulting 26
  • Amazon 23
  • Google 21
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 96
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Southeast Asia
  • New York, NY
  • Paris, France

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$160,553
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $136,420
  • Budget $29,332
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$160,553
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $136,420
  • Budget $29,332
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
57 The Wharton School 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
30% 30
Experiential learning
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology
  • Environmental and Risk Mgmt: Multinational Management
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/March (Architecture)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/ME (Engineering)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • MBA/PhD
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 20
  • Distance learning No
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?

13% Married Students 32% International Students
40% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
54% 54
Asian American
27% 27
Multiethnic
9% 9
Student Citizenship
North America
71% 71
Asia
14% 14
Europe Free Trade Zone
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

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.