Many have been asking us to publish a post on the Wharton Deferred MBA (i.e. Moelis Advance Access Program).
If you’re not aware of it, here’s a quick snapshot and some statistics.
Wharton Deferred MBA Statistics: Average GMAT, GPA, experience, class profile
Till a while back, the program was exclusively for University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) undergrads but has now been expanded for anyone in their final year of, both undergraduate or full-time master’s.
It provides a deferred admit to the Wharton MBA, after 2-4 years of professional experience. Consider it as a passport to corporate superstardom. A lot of regular MBA programs have been opening up this deferred MBA route.
The application deadline tends to coincide with the last round of the regular MBA (give or take) though the process of application is identical for the two options.
The 2020 cohort had 173 successful commits to the program and had a whopping 741 GMAT average (against the MBA cohort average of 732). The average GPA too stood at a hefty 3.79 (against the regular average of 3.6). This makes the acceptance rate for the Wharton deferred MBA tougher than the regular intake.
Finally, the cohort has a slightly better gender balance at 53% female participants compared to the regular cohort at 46%.
Wharton deferred MBA admit, Shreemoyee Mukhopadhyay (pictured above), volunteered to share her application experience. She also provides some tips on how to prepare for the Wharton deferred MBA application as well as the team-based discussion.