2016: Off to Great Start

Happy New Year! Our office is back to buzzing with activity after a short time away for the holidays. We’re in the midst of preparing for Winter Welcome Weekend for admitted students at the end of January, and we are looking forward to tackling a whole new collection of applicationsRead More

Try, try again…

Yesterday, our office released our Round 1 decisions. While this day comes with excitement and positivity, it is often bittersweet since there are many applicants that are not receiving happy news. Building a new MBA class and making admissions decisions is not easy – these are choices that take carefulRead More

Early Start to an Exciting Day

This morning at 6 am, coffee and donuts on hand, the Admissions Team began calling Round 1 admits to congratulate them on the good news. I cannot tell you how much we enjoy doing this and hearing the shouts of excitement and happiness on the other end of the line.Read More

The Class of 2017

August brings two new things: a fresh application process and the arrival of the Class of 2017 to Wharton and Philadelphia! Welcoming the new class always brings a certain exhilarating energy to campus and we get pumped up and ready for another great year at Wharton. Pre-Term is underway andRead More

2015-16 Application is Live!

For all candidates looking to join the Wharton MBA Class of 2018, the application is now live on our website! Last year we streamlined the process and we’re pleased to be sticking with this format moving into this application cycle. Be sure to refer to the application requirements and deadlinesRead More

Update on Summer Recruitment

With our incoming MBAs arriving on campus in a few weeks, it’s hard to believe that our office is in full recruitment mode for the Class of 2018! We’re excited to hit the road again later this month and we look forward to meeting more of you around various partsRead More

As Summer Approaches

Two remarkable years have flown by and the Class of 2015 will graduate on May 17th and then disperse around the globe to begin the next chapter in their lives. Although we will miss having them on campus, we know that they will always be a part of the WhartonRead More

2014-15 Campus Visit Program

The excitement on campus is especially evident these days – students are finishing classes and studying for exams, preparations for graduation are well under way, and we are in the process of finalizing the incoming class of MBAs! With the semester coming to a close this week, we will beRead More

Spring Has Sprung

Last week, students returned from spring break and our faculty and staff flew back from the Global Forum in Bangkok. Campus is now abuzz again and all of Wharton is settled in for the final stretch of the academic year. As spring (and hopefully warmer weather) begins, we mark anotherRead More

Mid-Round Update

Like that old Pennsylvania saying, March definitely came roaring in like a lion. With extra cold temperatures and plenty of snow, the Wharton community is very excited that Spring Break has arrived. More importantly, we are quickly wrapping up our Round 2 Team-Based Discussions, both on campus and abroad, andRead More

Visiting Campus During the Spring Semester

We look forward to resuming our campus visit program on Monday, January 26th. For more information on what we offer and how to register, please check out our website. Aside from the regular on-campus visits, we are gearing up for some of our special-interest Spring visit days as well. FollowRead More

Walking in a Wharton Wonderland

Today was a good day for us here at Wharton MBA Admissions! We placed calls to our Round 1 admitted students this morning to congratulate them. It is incredibly exciting for us to begin building and welcoming the MBA Class of 2017. The excitement and enthusiasm on the other endRead More

Round 1 Invitations to Interview

Last Friday we notified all Round 1 applicants about their interview status.  I want to thank everyone who applied as our team knows how much time, energy, and focus it takes to apply to B-School.  I’d also like to acknowledge and apologize for the technical difficulties that arose during theRead More

Round 1 Update

As the leaves change color in Philadelphia, the Admissions Team continues to hunker down and read through your Round 1 applications. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about each of you through your personal stories and experiences. With November quickly approaching, we wanted to update you on where the team will be traveling forRead More

Opportunities to Visit Wharton

As you are wrapping up your Round 1 applications, we wanted to highlight that our campus visit program will start up again on Monday, September, 29th. The visit program takes place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the academic year, and provides a wonderful opportunity for candidates to experience theRead More

Wrapping Up Summer Travel

Now that we are mid-way through September, the Class of 2016 has officially started to settle in to life at Wharton. The past few weeks have been busy on campus between Pre-Term events, Convocation and ramping up for another academic year. On the admissions front, the team has been scatteredRead More

Highlights from Penn’s JD/MBA Program

It’s been a busy summer for the JD/MBA Program here at Penn. While the majority of Penn Law and Wharton MBA students spent the past few months working at their summer internships, our rising 2L JD/MBAs were busy in the classroom completing a 14 credit semester’s worth of work inRead More

A New Cycle, A New Academic Year

Maryellen Lamb, Wharton Deputy Vice Dean

And so it begins! The 2014-15 application is now live! As mentioned in previous posts, we have streamlined the application process and made some key changes to the application itself. If you are a first time applicant or reapplicant, know that the Admissions team is here to assist you if you haveRead More

Around the Globe

Planning is well underway and excitement is building as we prepare for the Class of 2016’s arrival for Pre-Term in August! The MBA Admissions team is in full recruitment mode for the Class of 2017 and we have enjoyed meeting many of you on the road throughout parts of Asia,Read More

Holiday Office Closing

The Office of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid will be closed starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 3rd through 8:30 am on Monday, July 7th in honor of Independence Day. Please contact us at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu should any questions arise during this time. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend!Read More

Summer Travel Continues

A quiet week on campus is always a sign that travel season has begun and the Admissions team is scattered around the world. The Wharton Global Forum Beijing was held last week, bringing together faculty, staff, students, alumni and industry leaders to network and speak to the theme of “GrowthRead More

On the Road Again…

Congratulations, again, to the MBA Class of 2014! It has been exciting to see all of the photos that have hit Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter over the past couple of weeks, and we wish you well as you embark upon this next journey. Now that campus has started to settleRead More

As one round closes another begins…

Happy April! Spring has finally arrived here, in Philadelphia, and it’s so nice to see people outside enjoying the slightly warmer weather. Last week was an exciting time in the MBA Admissions Office, as we released Round 2 decisions on March 25th and officially closed the 2013-2014 application process withRead More

Looking Ahead

Happy March! As Round 2 interviews wrap up in the coming days, we wanted to provide a quick update in advance of the decision release date and the Round 3 application deadline at the end of the month. Over the past couple of weeks, the Admissions team has thoroughly enjoyedRead More

Campus Visit Program Update

The formal campus visit program will not be running during the week of March 10, 2014 due to spring break, but the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office will be open as usual during this time. The campus visit program will start back up again on Monday, March 17th. For moreRead More

University Closing

The University will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014 due to impending inclement weather. Our office will re-open on Friday, February 14th at 8:30 am. Please e-mail us directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu should you have any immediate questions. Thank you all for your patience as we make our way through the winterRead More

Closing Early Due to Weather

The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Office will be closing at 2:30 pm today, February 3, 2014, due to inclement weather. Our office will re-open on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:30 am. Please e-mail our office directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu should you have any immediate questions.

Round 2 Update

Campus is in full swing again with all of our students back from their winter break travels and our first year MBAs in the midst of the Focused Recruiting Period (FRP). As for the MBA Admissions team, we have been thoroughly enjoying reading your Round 2 applications and getting toRead More

Closed Due to Weather

The University is closed today, January 22, 2014, due to inclement weather. Our office will re-open on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:30 am. Please e-mail our office directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu should you have any immediate questions. We also look forward to our campus visit program starting back up on Monday, January 27th.Read More

MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Closing Early

The University will be closing early today, January 21, 2014, due to inclement weather. Our office will re-open on Wednesday, January 22nd at 8:30 am. Please e-mail our office directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu should you have any immediate questions. We hope that everyone stays safe and warm! The Wharton MBA AdmissionsRead More

MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Closed on Monday, January 20th

The University will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st at 8:30 am. For any immediate questions, please contact us directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu. Have a great weekend, The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Team

Holiday Closing

The MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office will be closed for the University-wide winter break from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Round 2 applications are due the following week, on January 7. For Round 2 applicants and other prospective students interested in visiting Wharton in 2014:Read More

Campus Visit Program Update

The last day for the Wharton campus visit program for the fall semester will be Friday, December 6th, 2013 . The visit program will start back up again on Monday, January 27th, 2014 . For full information about program availability and details, please click here.

Holiday Closing

The MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Office will be closed for the holiday starting at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 27th. The office will re-open with its regular hours at 8:30 AM on Monday, December 2nd. For any immediate questions, please contact the MBA Admissions & Financial Aid Office directly at 215-898-6183Read More

Round 1 Interview Locations

Brisk fall weather has (finally!) arrived in Philadelphia and it couldn’t be better timing, as the Admissions team is hunkered down reading your Round 1 applications. We are thoroughly enjoying getting to know each of you through your personal stories and experiences! As November approaches and we begin to lookRead More

Campus Visit Program to start back up…

  The Campus Visit Program will start back up on Monday, September 23, 2013. The visit program provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective candidates to experience the Wharton community in-person – by attending classes, touring campus, interacting with students, and learning more about the admissions process. The visit program takesRead More

MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Closed for Labor Day

The Office of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid will be closed starting at 3 PM on Friday, August 30th through Monday, September 2, 2013. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:30 AM. We hope that everyone enjoys the holiday weekend! -The MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Team

Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action 2013

Register today for Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action and learn more about the uniquely collaborative environment within the Wharton MBA program. This two-day event will provide the opportunity for candidates from under represented backgrounds to visit our Philadelphia campus, network with current students, attend classes, and receive helpful information aboutRead More

MBA Admissions on the road…

The month of June kicked off summer marketing travel for the MBA Admissions Team. While we still have more trips ahead in the coming months, we wanted to take a second and share some pictures of our adventures on the road. So far we have had the pleasure of meetingRead More

Wharton Essay Questions 2014 Posted

The Wharton MBA 2013-2014 application will be posted in early August, but we are pleased to announce that the essay questions are now available on our website. Please see the questions below or click here for more information. 1. What do you aspire to achieve, personally and professionally, through theRead More

Meet Wharton in your city this summer!

Now that the 2012-2013 application cycle has come to a close, we wanted to provide you with the dates and deadlines for the 2013-2014 application process. With these dates in mind, please note that our 2013-2014 application will become available on our website in early August. • Round 1: OctoberRead More

Round 3 Update and Spring Welcome Weekend

We are excited to announce that our Round 3 interview invitations were released on Friday, April 5th. If you have not done so already, please check your application status through your myWhartonMBA account and be sure to register for an interview if you have been invited. We look forward toRead More

Updates from the Office of Student Life

Clusters walking down Locust Walk

Greetings, Only at Wharton! It is hard to believe that it is already Quarter Four at Wharton…time flies when you are busy and enjoying your life! The action has been nonstop for the Office of Student Life and shows no sign of abating until graduation in May. Already this quarterRead More

Join a Coffee Chat in Your City!

As you prepare for winter break, we would like to invite you to join us for a current student meet-and-greet in one of 50 cities domestically and internationally. In the coming weeks, current MBA students will be returning home and have arranged informal gatherings to share their experiences at WhartonRead More