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The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $265

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 18.8% - Low
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.56 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.18-3.87
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score 718 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 680-760
Students with prior work experience 851
Average work experience (months) 48

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 640 paper test
110 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The Wharton Admissions Committee is committed to selecting a diverse group of talented students, coming from a variety of academic, professional and personal backgrounds.
Wharton requires two letters of recommendation, which should be professional and preferably coming from a supervisor. The overall number of years worked is not a deciding factor in the admissions review process.
Executive program
Identical to Wharton???s full-time MBA. Applications are online. Deadline is February 1st. Application requirements are: GMAT, transcripts, interview, letter of sponsorship from employer, two recommendations, and three essays. The admissions committee evaluates academic achievement and test results, professional work experience, including managerial responsibilities, and leadership potential.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Ankur Kumar
Full-time program phone (215) 898-6183
Full-time program E-mail http://engage.wharton.upenn.edu/MBA/forums/
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​wharton.​upenn.​edu/​mba/​admissions
Executive program phone (215) 898-5887
Executive program E-mail mbaexec-admissions@wharton.upenn.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​wharton.​upenn.​edu/​mbaexecutive/​
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(16) Departments/concentrations
accounting insurance
actuarial science international business
e-commerce marketing
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance public policy
general management real estate
health care administration quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
human resources management other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, other
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available architecture, arts, biotechnology, engineering, healthcare (medicine), international studies, law, social work, MBA/DSW, MBA/MSE, MBA/DMD, MBA/VMD, MBA/MS, MBA/MLA, MBA/MCP, MBA/MHP, MBA/MSN

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Wharton's MBA curriculum offers depth, breadth, and options. The curriculum emphasizes an in-depth core in general management, plus the depth of 19 majors and breadth of nearly 200 electives.
The intensive first-year core curriculum provides a foundation of general management skills, combined with an unmatched range of majors and electives in the second year.
Executive program
The curriculum is the same as Wharton's full-time program but delivered in a format that allows students to complete the degree in two years while continuing to work. The required core courses are taught during the first three semesters. The fourth semester contains some core coursework and some electives. During the last two semesters students take elective courses to meet their career needs.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program
 

 

Business School Ranking

#3 Best Business Schools

(11) Ranking by Specialties

#3 in Accounting
#5 in Entrepreneurship
#1 in Executive M.B.A.
#1 in Finance
#7 in Information Systems
#2 in International
#3 in Management
#2 in Marketing
#9 in Nonprofit
#2 in Production / Operations
#6 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 96
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.8
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.5
Acceptance rate 18.8% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $137,311 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.56 - High
Average GMAT score 718 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 82.1% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 92.7% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 1,669

 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,669

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,669
Minority students N/A
International students 32.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Lakeisha Bishop
Financial aid phone (215) 898-6183

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $53,926 per year
Required fees $4,318 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $30,956
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Pennsylvania has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 853
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 661
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 82.1% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 92.7% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 586
Low base salary $47,000
Average base salary $118,024
High base salary $375,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $47,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $118,082
High base salary: U.S citizen $375,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $60,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $117,898
High base salary: Foreign nationals $300,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 396
Low signing bonus $1,500
Average signing bonus $28,541
High signing bonus $500,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $27,958
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $500,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $29,805
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $70,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 95
Low other compensation $3,000
Average other compensation $49,154
High other compensation $230,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $53,605
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $230,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $37,342
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $135,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 51
Marketing/sales low salary $80,000
Marketing/sales average salary $100,688
Marketing/sales high salary $130,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 9
Operations/production low salary $60,000
Operations/production average salary $108,889
Operations/production high salary $125,000
Number reporting general management jobs 37
General management low salary $55,000
General management average salary $104,744
General management high salary $150,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 227
Finance/accounting low salary $70,000
Finance/accounting average salary $121,496
Finance/accounting high salary $374,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 212
Consulting low salary $85,000
Consulting average salary $124,421
Consulting high salary $200,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 91
Other occupations low salary $47,000
Other occupations average salary $110,901
Other occupations high salary $300,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 13
Manufacturing low salary $70,000
Manufacturing average salary $124,500
Manufacturing high salary $300,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 6
Non-profit low salary $47,341
Non-profit average salary $106,468
Non-profit high salary $130,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 260
Northeast low salary $56,000
Northeast average salary $119,179
Northeast high salary $375,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 58
Middle Atlantic low salary $50,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $115,925
Middle Atlantic high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 20
South low salary $47,000
South average salary $122,975
South high salary $200,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 26
Midwest low salary $97,000
Midwest average salary $122,040
Midwest high salary $250,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 24
Southwest low salary $70,000
Southwest average salary $117,125
Southwest high salary $170,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 98
West low salary $47,341
West average salary $115,380
West high salary $200,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 141
International low salary $60,000
International average salary $117,421
International high salary $360,000
 


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