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
§ MBA IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
o PhD Programs:
§ Healthcare Management and Economics
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.