wharton school

Wharton School of Business

The world’s first business School, Wharton was established in 1881 at the University of Pennsylvania. It is counted amongst the prestigious M7 Business Schools. With the high-class education, cutting-edge research opportunities, global outlook, progressive pedagogy and great recruitment statistics the Wharton School outshines like no other. Take a look at some important information relating to the school:

v  Wharton is ranked at No. 3 on the QS Global MBA Rankings 2019 next to Stanford and Harvard.

v  Wharton boasts of 240+ Faculty members, a student base of 5,000, 30+ Research centers, 98,000 Alumni, and 13,000 executives in programs.

v  It has campuses in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Bejing.

v  Studying at Wharton is transformational. Below are some programs that it offers:

o   Undergraduate Programs:

§  BS in Economics

§  BA in International Studies

§  BA in Life Sciences

§  BS in Nursing

§  A lot of dual-degree program

o   MBA / Joint Degree Programs:

§  Fulltime MBA

§  MBA for Executive

§  Joint-degree program in international management, the MBA/MA Lauder Program

§  The Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program


o   PhD Programs:

§  Accounting

§  Finance

§  Management

§  Statistics

§  Healthcare Management and Economics      

§  Marketing

v  The International Exchange Program offered to its MBA students is a semester-long program having alliances with schools from as many as 15 countries; India, Australia, China, UK, Brazil, France, Singapore, Spain etc. to name a few.

v  Wharton MBA Class of 2020 comprises of 33% international students, how much more global could it get. Of the 6245 applications that it received for this intake a total of 862 only were admitted to the program. The average work experience required for its MBA Class is 5 years while the GMAT average comes to 732. The average GPA is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Imagine how competitive it is to get into Wharton.

v  During the 2017-2018 academic year 98.4% students had fulltime job offers and there were about 749 employers who recruited at Wharton. The mean base salary was calculated at $135,000 P.A.

v  Accenture Strategy, American Express Company, Apple Inc. Bain & Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boston Consulting Group, Citi, Deloitte Consulting, Facebook, Google, IBM, J.P. Morgan are a few firms amongst the many others that recruit at Wharton.

v  Wharton is known widely for its firm grounding in Finance and related programs.

v  Wharton offers a lot of online programs. It rightly claims on its website “Making world-class business education accessible to the world”. A few prominent ones are quoted below:

o   Leadership and Management

o   Digital Marketing

o   The Business of Healthcare

o   Business Analytics

If you too aspire to be part of this awe-inspiring and global community at Wharton then gear up and start building your profile. Applying to schools, though a tedious process can be made easy by planning well in advance. Remember it is not a cake walk to get into any of the M7 business schools, however with appropriate guidance and profiling things may turn in your favour. Give it a shot and let us know how it went. 


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