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Is it hard to get into the Wharton MBA?

Yes, Wharton MBA is one of the top MBA programs in the world. We analyse the three main MBA programs offered by Wharton and their class profiles and application requirements. Looking at their class composition and the Wharton MBA value addition it is definitely a tough program to get into.


The Wharton MBA offers three MBA programs which we are detailing here:

1. Wharton MBA 2 year MBA program

2. Wharton Moelis Advance Access Program - Deferred MBA

3. Wharton Executive MBA Program

 

1. Wharton MBA program

Wharton MBA Application Deadlines:

Round 1 – 7 September 2022

Round 2 – 4 January 2023

Round 3 – 29 March 2023


Wharton MBA Application requirements:

  1. Online application form

  2. 2 essay questions

  3. Academic records

  4. 2 letters of reference

  5. GMAT or GRE score

  6. TOEFL or PTE score (IELTS not accepted)

  7. One Page Resume

  8. Application fee: $275

Codes for reporting test scores:

  1. Wharton MBA TOEFL code: 2926-02

  2. Wharton MBA GMAT code: G56-97-73

  3. Wharton MBA GRE code: 6802


Wharton MBA Highlights:

  1. 18 majors

  2. 200+ electives

  3. 15+ interdisciplinary degree programs

  4. 6 stem majors

  5. 15 leadership ventures and workshops

  6. 6 executive coaching sessions available to every mba student

  7. 128 student clubs

  8. 24 student-led conferences

  9. Global modular courses

  10. Global immersion program

  11. Semester in San Francisco

  12. Wharton MBA Fees for the first year: $118,568

  13. Wharton MBA Fees for the second year: $116,568

  14. Wharton MBA Alumni Network: 100,000 alumni in 153 countries

FT MBA Ranking 2022 shows the value that the Wharton MBA governs among the MBA programs worldwide:

  1. Rank :1

  2. Salary percentage increase: 115

  3. FT research rank: 2

  4. Rank in 2020: 2

  5. Salary today (US$) :238,741

  6. Careers service rank: 19

  7. Employed at three months (%): 97

  8. Female faculty (%): 29

  9. Female students (%): 52

  10. International course experience rank: 29

  11. Environmental, social and governance rank:33

  12. Overall Satisfaction : 9.42

  13. Weighted salary (US$): 237,530

  14. Value for money rank: 87

  15. Aims achieved (%): 90

  16. Alumni recommend rank: 6

  17. Women on board (%): 21

  18. International faculty (%): 38

  19. International students (%): 51

  20. International board (%): 35

  21. International mobility rank: 52

  22. Faculty with doctorates (%): 100

  23. Career progress rank: 21


Wharton MBA Class Profile for the Class of 2024 shows how competitive the program is:

  1. Applications received for Wharton MBA: 6319

  2. Enrolled in the Wharton MBA Class: 877

  3. Countries Represented in the Wharton MBA class: 77

  4. Women in the Wharton MBA class: 50%

  5. LGBTQ+ in the Wharton MBA class: 8%

  6. International students in the Wharton MBA class: 35%

  7. Average Work Experience represented in the Wharton MBA class: 5 Years


Previous work experience represented in the Wharton MBA Class of 2024 also shows how competitive the application process is:

  1. Consulting: 27%

  2. Technology: 12%

  3. Non profit/Govt.: 11%

  4. PE/VC: 9%

  5. Other: 9%

  6. Investment Banking: 9%

  7. Investment Management: 7%

  8. Financial Services: 5%

  9. Health Care: 5%

  10. Energy: 2%

  11. CPG: 2%

  12. Media/Entertainment: 2%

  13. Retail: 1%

Wharton MBA Average Test Scores are of course high making it a coveted program to aim for:

  1. Average GMAT Score: 733

  2. Average GRE Quant.: 162

  3. Average GRE Verbal: 162

  4. Average GPA: 3.6

Undergraduate Majors represented in class at Wharton MBA:

  1. Humanities: 34%

  2. STEM: 34%

  3. Business: 32%


Class of 2021 Full-Time Wharton MBA Placements exemplifies how the program adds value in terms of career progress to its graduates:

  1. Total Number of Students: 754

  2. Students Seeking Employment: 585

  3. Job Offers: 579

Wharton MBA Class of 2021 Full-Time - Annually Median Salary ($)

  1. All Industries: 155,000

  2. Consulting: 165,000

  3. Consumer Products: 120,000

  4. Financial Services: 150,000

  5. Hedge Funds/Other Investments: 150,000

  6. Insurance & Diversified Services: 125,000

  7. Investment Banking/Brokerage: 150,000

  8. Investment Management: 150,000

  9. Private Equity/Buyouts/Other: 167,500

  10. Venture Capital: 157,500

  11. FinTech: 152,500

  12. Health Care: 131,000

  13. Legal & Professional Services: 190,000

  14. Manufacturing: 142,500

  15. Media, Entertainment & Sports: 150,000

  16. Real Estate: 130,000

  17. Retail: 140,000

  18. Social Impact: 130,000

  19. Technology: 141,000


Wharton MBA Class of 2022 Internships - Monthly Median Salary ($)

  1. All Industries: 9,280

  2. Consulting: 13,500

  3. Consumer Products: 7,400

  4. Energy: 6,533

  5. Financial Services: 10,746

  6. Hedge Funds/Other Investments: 10,205

  7. Insurance & Diversified Services: 11,327

  8. Investment Banking/Brokerage: 12,500

  9. Investment Management: 10,746

  10. Private Equity/Buyouts/Other: 10,000

  11. Venture Capital: 4,750

  12. FinTech: 6,960

  13. Health Care: 7,799

  14. Manufacturing: 7,000

  15. Media, Entertainment & Sports: 8,500

  16. Real Estate: 7,015

  17. Retail: 6,760

  18. Social Impact: 4,333

  19. Technology: 8,298


Class of 2021 Full-Time - Annual Median Salary ($)

  1. All Functions: 155,000

  2. Analytics/Data Science: 147,000

  3. Business Development: 130,000

  4. Consulting/Strategy: 165,000

  5. Corporate Finance (Analysis/Treasury): 140,000

  6. Entrepreneurial Management: 155,000

  7. General/Project Mgmt/Mgmt Development: 138,000

  8. Human Capital: 125,000

  9. Investment Banking: 150,000

  10. Investment Mgmt/Portfolio Mgmt: 150,000

  11. Legal Services: 190,000

  12. Operations/Production Mgmt/Supply Chain: 130,000

  13. Private Equity/Venture Capital- Investor: 170,000

  14. Product/Brand Marketing: 128,000

  15. Product Management: 144,000

  16. Real Estate: 140,000

  17. Restructuring: 160,000


Class of 2022 Internships - Monthly Median Salary ($)

  1. All Functions: 9,280

  2. Analytics/Data Science: 9,533

  3. Business Development: 6,967

  4. Consulting/Strategy: 13,000

  5. Corporate Finance (Analysis/Treasury): 8,016

  6. Entrepreneurial Management: 5,633

  7. General/Project Mgmt/Mgmt Development: 8,216

  8. Investment Banking: 12,500

  9. Investment Mgmt/Portfolio Mgmt: 10,416

  10. Operations/Production Mgmt/Supply Chain: 7,250

  11. Private Equity/Venture Capital- Investor: 8,000

  12. Product/Brand Marketing: 9,028

  13. Product Management: 7,616

  14. Real Estate: 7,015

  15. Research: 7,090


Class of 2021 Wharton MBA Class Statistics:

  1. Total Enrolled: 856

  2. Male: 458

  3. Female: 398

  4. U.S. Students of Color: 305

  5. International: 257

  6. Countries Represented: 63

  7. Median Work Experience: 5 Years


Class of 2022 Wharton MBA Class Statistics:

  1. Total Enrolled: 916

  2. Male: 540

  3. Female: 376

  4. U.S. Students of Color: 378

  5. International: 170

  6. Countries Represented: 63

  7. Median Work Experience: 5 Years


Employment by Location for the Wharton MBA Class Of 2021 Full-Time program:

United States: 92.40%

  1. Northeast: 47.50%

  2. West: 25.60%

  3. Mid Atlantic :9.90%

  4. South: 3.50%

  5. Southwest: 3.40%

  6. Midwest: 2.50%

International: 7.60%

  1. Asia: 4.40%

  2. Europe: 1.40%

  3. Canada: 1.20%

  4. Other: 0.60%


Median Salary ($) by Location

  1. United States: $157,000

  2. International: $118,100

Thus, there is no doubt that it is a tough program to get into and the applicants must prepare well at all levels to get there.

 

2. Wharton Moelis Advance Access Program - Deferred MBA


The Wharton Moelis Advance Access Program for final year or pre-final year applicants.


The Wharton Moelis Advance Access Program Application Deadlines: April 26, 2023

Interview Deadlines: May 25, 2023

Interviews to be conducted between 2 June 2023 -to 14 June 2023


The Wharton Moelis Advance Access Program application requirements:

  1. Application fee of $100

  2. GMAT or GRE exam - any from test center or online/at-home

  3. Updated resume

  4. Two letters of reference

  5. Two essays – same as 2 year MBA applicants

  6. Virtual Team-Based Discussion and personal interview


WHARTON MOELIS FELLOWS COHORT OF 2022 PROFILE

  1. Enrolled – 110

  2. Countries represented – 57

  3. International students 36%

  4. Female – 46%

 

3. Wharton Executive MBA

Wharton Global MBA Program for Executives application deadlines:


  1. Round 1 October 12, 2022

  2. Round 2: January 18, 2023

Wharton Executive MBA Program Features:


  1. Synchronous and virtual classes every other week.

  2. Global cohort members will come together in-person on five or more occasions throughout their 22-month program.

  3. GMAT code: G56-97-36 for Philadelphia, G56-97-14 for San Francisco, and G56-97-44 for Global.

  4. GRE code: 6802.

  5. EA code : G56-97-36 for Philadelphia, G56-97-14 for San Francisco, and G56-97-44 for Global.

  6. TOEFL code : 2926.

  7. Application fee of $200

  8. The Wharton Executive MBA includes 5 residential weeks in the program

FT RANKING of Wharton Executive MBA Program:

  1. Rank: 22

  2. School Name:University of Pennsylvania: Wharton

  3. International faculty (%): 38

  4. Work experience rank: 86

  5. Women on board (%): 20

  6. Salary today (US$): 276,408

  7. International course experience rank: 56

  8. Overall satisfaction *:9.55

  9. Aims achieved (%):79

  10. Career progress rank:40

  11. Salary increase (%):70

  12. Three-year average rank:28

  13. Rank in 2021:38

  14. Female faculty (%):29

  15. International students (%):32


Eligibility and application requirement for Wharton Executive MBA Program:

  1. Minimum ten (10) years of full time work experience

  2. Online application

  3. 2 letters of recommendation

  4. 2 essays

  5. GMAT or GRE or EA. To submit the EA score work experience must be more than 8 years


Wharton Executive MBA Class Profile:

The first class of the Global