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-Wharton is strong in so many different areas. The strength of the finance program probably overshadows other departments, but the school is strong in marketing, real estate, entrepreneurship, and is growing its social impact focus. The brand is strong and the network huge, and the presence of international students is unmatched.
-There are many changes that are currently being implemented. Allowing more flexibility in choosing core courses, developing a stronger network between second years and first years.
-I think our reputation and reality of rigorous quantitative and finance preparation is extremely valuable. Also, despite the large size, Wharton MBAs are not competitive with each other and tend to treat their peers with respect and esprit de corps.
-Core classes should only be taught by the professors who get highest marks for teaching, as, by definition, students are there by force and not choice.
-Wharton does an incredible job of making you feel like you are not one of 800+ students. The support systems in place to help you navigate your courses, develop your leadership capabilities, and interact with faculty are incredibly well designed. The administrators at Wharton are some of the most professional individuals I have ever worked with. Wharton is a well-oiled machine. They've been in the business of educating students for long enough to do it better than anyone else. Maybe everyone thinks that their program is the best, but for me, Wharton is it. Wharton was the only school I applied to - the only school I would shell out that kind of cash to go to. It's been an incredible experience and one that I know will serve me for the rest of my life.
-As one of the most expensive MBA programs, more financial aid would be helpful - especially for students looking to pursue entrepreneurship or other risky/low-paying field.
-The large class size allows for more electives. Also, the core academic program makes sure every student is equipped with the basic understanding of business holistically.
-Career Services could be more proactive in placing students or making introductions to alumni. It is in this market that students need their help, and I believe they could do much more in terms of introductions or otherwise.
-Wharton has lately tilted towards non-traditional background students. The result was an eclectic student body. The Wharton Social Impact Club is one of the largest and most active on campus, giving a complementary array of activities that provide a more robust and contextualized global experience.
-They could place more emphasis on teaching and incentivize professors to care about it more. Research is most professors' top priority.
-The students are fully involved in shaping and leading all activities. Numerous travel abroad opportunities. The Lauder Program is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
-The quality of instructors for the core courses could improve substantially. Many of my professors were of high quality, but those that were not, were not engaging at all.
-I am focused on real estate and Wharton has the best real estate program in the country. Also, its location in Philly allows for easy access to several major employment centers but also allows for a very close community.
-Career services needs to be stronger in industries outside of consulting and investment banking. Need stronger relationships in investment management, technology and private equity industries.
-Wharton has tremendous diversity in terms of both the makeup of the class, the nature of the academic program, and the possible paths coming out of school. While the reputation in finance is strong (and well deserved), the school's marketing department is top-notch and one of the leaders in the use of marketing analytics to improve business (online and offline). We are also seeing a huge surge in interest in entrepreneurial paths and technology focused companies more broadly, with many alums founding successful companies and creating a virtuous cycle for current students. The school is also adapting quickly with options such as studying in San Francisco for one semester.
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