Wharton 2009-10 MBA Applicant Essay Questions

The Wharton School has posted the essay questions for the MBA Class of 2012. The full application, which will include questions for recommenders and other application requirements, will be available on the school’s website in August.

2009-2010 Questions — First-Time Applicants

Essay  1 ”“ (750-1000 words)

As a leader in global business, Wharton is committed to sustaining “a truly global presence through its engagement in the world”.  What goals are you committed to and why?  How do you envision the Wharton MBA contributing to the attainment of those goals?

Essay 2 ”“ (750-1000 words)

Tell us about a time when you had to adapt by accepting/understanding the perspective of people different from yourself.

Essay 3 ”“ (500 words)

Describe a failure that you have experienced.  What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself?

Essay 4 ”“ (500 words) Choose one of the following:

a.       Give us a specific example of a time when you solved a complex problem.

b.      Tell us about something significant that you have done to improve yourself, in either your professional and/or personal endeavors.

Essay 5 (Optional) ”“ (250 words)

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application).

2009-2010 Questions ”“ Re-Applicants

(Please note: re-applicant essays are for those who applied during the application cycle in 2007-08 or 2008-09 only. Reapplicants from 2006-07 or earlier are to complete the first-time applicant essays).

Re-Applicant Essay  1 ”“ (1000 words)

As a leader in global business, Wharton is committed to sustaining “a truly global presence through its engagement in the world”.  What goals are you committed to and why?  How do you envision the Wharton MBA contributing to the attainment of those goals?  How has your candidacy improved since the last time you applied?

Re-Applicant Essay 2 ”“ (500 words)

Describe a failure that you have experienced.  What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself?

Re-Applicant Essay 3 ”“ (500 words) Choose one of the following:

a.       Give us a specific example of a time when you solved a complex problem.

b.      Tell us about something significant that you have done to improve yourself, in either your professional and/or personal endeavors.

Re-Applicant Essay 4 (Optional) ”“ (250 words)

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application).

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