Deadlines for 2017 intake:
R1: Sep 19
R2: Jan 3
R3: Mar 27
Essays for 2017-18 (Class of 2020):
1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
2: 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)
For First-time applicants :
Use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)
Reapplicants are those individuals who applied to begin the program in the fall of 2016 or 2017
Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)*
The new recommendation has two sections:
a. A selection of positive personality characteristics. Recommenders will be asked to choose three characteristics from a list of ten that best describe the candidate they are recommending.
b. Two free-form questions:
Question 1: Please provide example(s) that illustrate why you believe this candidate will find success in the Wharton MBA classroom. (Word count: 300)
Question 2: Please provide example(s) that illustrate why you believe this candidate will find success throughout their career. (Word count: 300)
The recommendations should preferably come from professional supervisors
2. Undergrad– three year degrees are valid. Transcripts are required for all academic coursework, be it towards a degree or credits.
3. GMAT/ GRE
4. TOEFL: Waived if you completed your degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction.
5. Resume– One page resume is required.
6. Application fee– $265
Interviews are by invitation only. It is mandatory for every admitted candidate to be interviewed.
Wharton also has a team based discussion exercise for the candidates invited to interview. Groups of 5-6 applicants are given a problem prompt and have to come up with their solutions.
This is followed by a short one-on-one discussion with an admissions staff to complete the interview process.
All reapplicants are required to complete this essay.
Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)