Are you targeting the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School? Then it’s time to shift into gear. The Wharton MBA essays for the 2019-2020 admissions cycle have just been announced!
The Wharton School seeks to understand who you are and what motivates you in this set of essays. Beyond your credentials and experience, Wharton values fit. Are you excited to join the Wharton community? How will you contribute? Wharton values diversity and teamwork, and wants a class that will work well with each other.
Here are the Wharton MBA essays you’ll answer in this year’s application.
Essay 1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
Essay 2: Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words)
Additional Question (required for all Reapplicants): Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)*
*First-time applicants may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)
For more information on applying, please visit the Wharton School admissions site. If you need guidance on your MBA applications or wish to discuss your MBA plans, reach out for a complimentary analysis of your candidacy. We’re here to help!