Wharton

Essays for 2016-17 (Class of 2019):

Required Essay:

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)

Optional Essay:

Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)

Additional Question for Reapplicants:

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)

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Other Requirements:

1. Recommendations:
Two recommendations are required. Preferably from professional supervisors

Questions for recommendations are:

1. How does the candidate’s performance compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

2.Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)

3. (Optional) Is there anything else we should know?

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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, in WORD.

6. Application fee– $265

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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.

Reapplications:

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)