In this post, I will analyze the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fall 2010 (Class of 2012) MBA essay program questions for first-time candidates. For Fall 2010, five of my comprehensive service clients were admitted to Wharton. You’ll find their results and testimonies as well as those from my other clients here.
While not all five will be going to Wharton, they are a diverse group in terms of nationality, education, professional history, and goals. Their admission reflects what I like about Wharton: Wharton uses a very all natural admissions process, does not discriminate against older applicants (unlike Stanford and HBS), and admits an extremely diverse band of applicants.
ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR: Wharton has a fresh Director of Admissions and SCHOOL FUNDING, J.J. Cutler. You can find a post I previously wrote about him here. For Fall 2009 admissions, he was conducting second round interviews. I’d not be surprised to see him conduct more this year. I am going to not comment at length with this issue as I want to get my facts right before doing this.
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That said, there may be no doubt that the financial crisis is having a continuing effect on Wharton’s graduates, students, and curriculum. I hope to provide higher understanding into this presssing issue in future posts. See my previous post on trends for Fall 2010 admissions. Wharton’s essays have transformed significantly. Here are the essay questions for the Wharton MBA Class of 2012. We post the article questions now to help you to plan your application preparation this season. The full application, that will include questions for recommenders and other application requirements, will be accessible on our website in August.
As you begin to take into account your replies to these essay questions, remember that the Admissions Committee is thinking about getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid, and succinct. Most of all, we claim that you be yourself. Like a innovator in global business, Wharton is committed to sustaining “a global presence through its engagement in the world truly.” What goals are you committed to and why? How do you envision the Wharton MBA adding to the attainment of these goals? Tell us about a right time when you had to adapt by accepting/understanding the perspective of people different from yourself.
Describe failing that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what do you find out about yourself? Give us a specific example of a period when you solved a complicated problem. Reveal about something significant that you have done to boost yourself, in either your professional and/or personal efforts.