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 … Read more
MBA applicants sometimes worry that they cannot win admission to top MBA programs because they don’t have the “right background,” like a job at McKinsey or Goldman Sachs, or a degree from a top university, whether an Ivy League college in the US, or an IIT in India. Although MBA programs do admit many students … Read more
What does it take to get into the Wharton MBA (University of Pennsylvania)? The usual suspects – a top notch undergrad degree, a high GMAT score, great experience in a feeder industry, with an international stint thrown in for good measure – no surprises there. And with thousands of Wharton hopefuls from around the world … Read more
Piyali Taparia (name changed) got into Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) with only 2 years of experience while applying. The strategy & operations consultant explains what it’s like to be an international student at Wharton. And the little known fact about how Wharton MBA students can get the benefits of STEM programs.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1881 with a donation from Joseph Wharton, an American industrialist who was involved in manufacturing and mining. Wharton is the US’ first collegiate school of business and part of the M7 group of elite MBA programs that also includes Booth, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, MIT … Read more
Steve Jobs once said that innovation is what distinguishes a leader from a follower. The top business schools have realized that they can hold on to their reputation only if they are continually innovative. This realization has inspired them to spark innovations in their MBA curricula and in the format and delivery of their management … Read more
It’s common knowledge that the average GMAT scores for Indians in the top programs are higher than the averages listed by MBA colleges on their websites. You may also know that the MBA admission chances in Round 2 are lesser than in Round 1. And as an icing on the cake, Indians are more likely … Read more
It’s become so common for MBA applicants to bunch Harvard, Stanford and Wharton together, that there’s now an acronym (HSW) to refer to the 3 without wasting too many syllables. But there are several differences across the 3 most prestigious business schools in the world. How do the Harvard Business School (HBS), Stanford Graduate School … Read more
What does a news portal do when it sees a potential competitor starting up? Snip.it in the bud, of course! That’s exactly what Yahoo did in 2013, when it forked out $10 million to snap up content curation website, Snip.it, founded by Stanford graduate Ramy Adeeb.
How do you take a top-notch program such as the Wharton MBA and make it better? The University of Pennsylvania seems to have given it a lot of thought and found an option – the dual degree program offered jointly by the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute. In this interview with Sameer Kamat (founder … Read more
For international MBA students, the dilemma of whether to attend a top MBA college in their home country or consider popular overseas MBA destinations is quite common (Global MBA Rankings List). In the year 2000, European MBA applicant Luca Zerbini chose an elite American MBA program over European business schools. Now over a decade after … Read more
Ravi Shah (name changed) has some perspectives for those are looking at ways to be head and shoulders above the rest, in the business world. It includes seemingly crazy-sounding decisions like rejecting a $40,000 scholarship offer from Wharton MBA. For Indian students that’s a lot of money to turn down.