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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.
Wharton has a reputation of being a "finance" heavy program. Although quantitative and data driven analysis is key component to the program, being a finance school is somewhat of a misnomer. My favorite part of the program is learning from an incredibly rich student body, that come from multiple walks of life, including elementary school teaching, aircraft sales, entrepreneurship and professional sports. The size and scale of Wharton provides for an incredibly diverse student body.
The reputation of the program and its benefits when recruiting; the high caliber of the students and faculty; and the strength of the alumni network and their willingness to give back to current students.
Even though Wharton has one of the highest percentages of international students among U.S. MBA programs, I still think the international student community is small compared to programs in other countries.
There is such an emphasis on academic rigor that the workload sometimes interferes with career/networking searches.
The quality of the teaching. Wharton uses the case method but does not blindly adhere to it. For example, how do you teach accounting with the case method? Poorly, that's how.
My peers make the place come alive. The depth of their experience, as well as their perspective, make academic examples and case studies come to life.
The consistent encouragement to push yourself beyond what you think you can do. There is a culture of seeking and accepting stretch experiences here, which means my classmates and professors have supported me in so many new things that I've tried. I felt comfortable and encouraged to do things I otherwise would not have, and as a result have grown in ways I never would have thought possible.
The school's large size could sometimes be overwhelming.
The breadth of opportunities -- courses, clubs, outside-the-classroom learning opportunities, etc.
Employer data includes graduates and current students.
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