Founded in 1881, Wharton is considered one of the most prestigious business schools in the world and its MBA program is ranked joint 1st alongside the London Business School according to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.
Actively recruiting students from around the world, Wharton creates a truly international student community with approximately 34% of students coming from overseas.
Wharton also has a healthy gender mix among it’s student population with a 60/40 split, in favour of male students, which is significantly better than some other top business schools! Wharton has a very active student organisation for it’s female students and Wharton Women is the largest paid-member undergraduate organization at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton Women facilitates a wide range of activities including seminars and workshops aimed at helping it’s members get the most out of their time at Wharton and in their subsequent career.
Wharton boasts an impressive salary rank with alumni earning an average of over $171,000 and is second only to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
With sate-of-the art campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco and access to sites in France and Singapore through it’s alliance with INSEAD, Wharton offers students variety and a truly global feel.
Wharton offers the following MBA programs:
- Full-time MBA
- MBA/MA Lauder Program
- Wharton Executive MBA Program
The commitment to a global approach to business is evident everywhere at Wharton. Here is a selection of global initiatives offered to MBA students:
Exchange programs with 31 schools in 21 different countries gives students the opportunity to study overseas.
Global Immersion Program
MBA students get the chance to focus on a region’s cultural, social and business environment with a four-week study tour including visits to senior executives and government officials.
Affiliations with INSEAD and Indian School of Business.
Wharton International Volunteer Program
MBA students get the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations operating in emerging economies such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.
International MBA candidates must have a college-level education equivalent to a 4-year American undergraduate or baccalaureate degree (the same as a first university degree). There are a number of universities around the world that offer 3-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor’s degree upon completion of one of these undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to Wharton’s MBA program.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international applicants whose native language is not English. For more information on TOEFL click here.
Wharton is committed to helping international students fit in and the Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS) is a 4-week pre-MBA program that runs during the month of July. SIIBS combines advanced-level oral and written communications skills classes with guest business lectures by Wharton faculty; visits to companies and government agencies in the Philadelphia, New York and/or Washington, DC, areas; and social-cultural activities.