Application Deadline

Program Start Dates

San Francisco (West) January 19, 2009*

Decisions released no later than March 6, 2009

Philadelphia (East) February 1, 2009*

Decisions released no later than April 15, 2009

San Francisco: April 26, 2009

Philadelphia: May 24, 2009

*Applications must be complete and submitted by respective deadline dates to be assured of a decision by the above notification dates.


1.What is your career objective and what do you see as the next steps needed to achieve it?

How will the Wharton MBA Program for Executives contribute to your attainment of these objectives?

Why is this the right time for you to undertake this program?

2.Choose one of the following two questions: A) Describe the most significant way, either in or out

of your job, that you have demonstrated leadership. B) In one of your Wharton MBA courses, you are

given a case assignment to be completed in a study group comprised of six students. What is the most

significant strength you would bring to the group process?

3.How do you plan to fit the Wharton MBA Program for Executives into your busy schedule over the next

two years? What will pose the greatest challenge and how will you deal with it?

4.(Optional) Is there anything else you would like to add that would help us in evaluating your candidacy?


1. How long have you known the applicant?

2. Under what circumstances have you known the applicant?

3. In making your evaluation of this applicant, with what reference group are you making your comparisons?

4. Please discuss your observations concerning the applicant’s leadership and group skills.

5. How will the MBA degree contribute to the candidate’s managerial advancement in your organization or, if s/he is not in your organization, to the candidate’s overall managerial growth?

6. Please discuss the applicant’s weaknesses and the efforts, if any, the applicant has made to improve in these areas.


Philadelphia: $150,870

San Francisco: $159,810*

* Tuition fees for Philadelphia and San Francisco classes are based on the same fee structure;

differences reflect higher housing and meal costs in San Francisco.


website: www.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaexecutive/


Wharton MBA Program for Executive

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

G21 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104.6340

Phone: 215.898.5887

Fax: 215.898.2598

E-mail: mbaexec-admissions@wharton.upenn.edu

San Francisco

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

101 Howard Street

Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94105

Toll-free Phone Number: 1.866.WHARTON (U.S. calls only)

Local Phone: 415.777.1000 Fax: 415.369.0598

E-mail: mbaexecwest-admissions@wharton.upenn.edu