University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) Executive MBA


Executive MBA

Program length

24 Months


Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

The Wharton EMBA is designed for those with more than 10 years of professional job experience, with an average of 12 years of work experience at the time of enrollment. However, you don't have to wait until you've worked for ten years to apply for the EMBA. We've worked with a few clients who were successful despite having only 7 or 8 years of experience. This page covers the fundamentals of the Wharton EMBA programme and all you need to know about whether it's appropriate for you.


Average Work Experience : 13 Years
Total Students in class – 222
Pre-MBA Median Salary and Bonus = $221,000
Ranking (2020) – 2nd


1. Start Online Application – This registers you as an applicant within our system, however you do not need to complete your online application form before proceeding with other parts of your application.
2. Schedule an Interview – This is required for all applicants, and you may interview at any stage of the application. Interviews must be completed by the application deadline for the Round to which you are applying. If you have started your application, we encourage you to reach out to us to get on the interview schedule.
3. If you are applying to the Philadelphia class, email our East Coast office at [email protected] to schedule your interview. If you are applying to our San Francisco class, email our West Coast office at [email protected].
4. Submit two online recommendations.
5. Answer three essay questions.
6. Submit your GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA) scores. Applicants with less than eight years of full-time work experience must submit GMAT or GRE scores.
7. Submit onlineSponsorship Letter – This letter is from a person at your organization with the authority to sign off on the time commitment required for the program and indicates any financial support granted.
8. Send official transcripts.
9. Pay application fee – U.S. Military service members and employees of some not-for-profit organizations may be eligible to waive this fee.

Class Profile







Wharton Executive MBA Essays

Essay Question 1
What are your career objectives and how will the Wharton MBA Program for Executives contribute to your attainment of this objective?
Essay Question 2
This is a new question for 2021-2022 and will be reflected within the application in August: Research has shown that there is a compelling business case for diversity and inclusion: increased profitability, greater creativity and innovation, and less risk for organizations that have effective DEI practices. What intentional steps have you taken or what would you recommend to support an equitable and inclusive environment at work or elsewhere?
Essay Question 3
Given your already demanding job and the desire to remain committed to important family and personal obligations, how do you plan to handle the additional demands on your time once you enroll?
Essay Question 4
This is an optional essay to explain any extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware.


Class Entering in 2022

Application Deadline Decision Release Date
Round 1 December 8, 2021 (11:59 p.m. PST)* Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Round 2 February 9, 2022 (11:59 p.m. PST)* Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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