MBA Admissions Blog

Around the Globe

Planning is well underway and excitement is building as we prepare for the Class of 2016’s arrival for Pre-Term in August! The MBA Admissions team is in full recruitment mode for the Class of 2017 and we have enjoyed meetingRead More

Posted on July 10, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: General Admissions

Holiday Office Closing


The Office of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid will be closed starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 3rd through 8:30 am on Monday, July 7th in honor of Independence Day. Please contact us at should any questions arise duringRead More

Posted on July 2, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: General Admissions

Summer Travel Continues

Vice Dean of External Affairs, Sam Lundquist, helping us recruit for the Class of 2038

A quiet week on campus is always a sign that travel season has begun and the Admissions team is scattered around the world. The Wharton Global Forum Beijing was held last week, bringing together faculty, staff, students, alumni and industryRead More

Posted on June 18, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: General Admissions

Streamlining the Application Process – Some Changes for 2014-15

Maryellen Lamb, Wharton Deputy Vice Dean

Summer at Wharton has officially begun. With the close of another academic year and the Class of 2014 transitioning to the role of alumni, the Admissions Team is preparing to hit the road again. We will be meeting with prospectiveRead More

Posted on June 2, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: From the Deputy Vice Dean, General Admissions

On the Road Again…


Congratulations, again, to the MBA Class of 2014! It has been exciting to see all of the photos that have hit Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter over the past couple of weeks, and we wish you well as you embark uponRead More

Posted on May 27, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: From the Admissions Committee, General Admissions

The Final Countdown

Maryellen Lamb, Wharton Deputy Vice Dean

The academic year at Wharton is coming to a close. Students have finished their exams and are counting down the days to beginning of the summer and graduation. Although it will be hard to say goodbye to the Class ofRead More

Posted on May 12, 2014Rebekah Jackson Posted in: From the Deputy Vice Dean

Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals


Since its launch in 1998, the Wharton community has taken great pride in the success and recognition of the Wharton Business Plan Competition (WBPC). As part of Wharton Entrepreneurship, the WBPC spans the entire academic year, helping student entrepreneurs developRead More

Posted on May 1, 2014MBA Admissions Posted in: In & Around Campus, Wharton Spotlight

Wharton Spotlight: Cotopaxi Social Impact Venture


Wharton alum Davis Smith (WG’11, G’11) and his wife Asialene started their outdoor gear company, Cotopaxi, with a simple goal – to make gear for good. With more than a billion people living in extreme poverty, Cotopaxi, has a socialRead More

Posted on April 7, 2014Jillian Seguin Posted in: Wharton Spotlight

As one round closes another begins…


Happy April! Spring has finally arrived here, in Philadelphia, and it’s so nice to see people outside enjoying the slightly warmer weather. Last week was an exciting time in the MBA Admissions Office, as we released Round 2 decisions onRead More

Posted on April 1, 2014MBA Admissions Tagged with:
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Spring Forward

Maryellen Lamb, Wharton Deputy Vice Dean

The admissions staff is back in the office after several weeks of crisscrossing the globe to meet Round 2 applicants for Team Based Discussions.  As usual, we were highly impressed by the quality of candidates we saw in this round, as wellRead More

Posted on March 21, 2014Rebekah Jackson Posted in: From the Deputy Vice Dean
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