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Penn (Wharton) [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2005, 14:20
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

FT 2005 ranks Penn as tied for #1 in the world with Harvard.

EIU places Penn #8 worldwide and #7 in the US - just above IESE and just below Chicago GSB.

Penn's best showing on BW has been #1 (four times) and the worst showing was #5. Only Northwestern has enjoyed more #1 rankings by BW.

Penn/Wharton started in 1881. However, Wharton's offerings in the early years barely resembled a modern program. Indeed, most of the early students at the Wharton school were non-degree seeking students. It is intriguing that J. Wharton himself was a protectionist who worried about the spread of free trade ideas and credited the rise of the US steel industry in part to protectionist actions by the US govt. (contrast this view with that espoused at most business schools today). Courses in history, politics, and business law were all important in the early years of the school. In 1904 an evening division was started, although it was initially separate from the Wharton School. In contrast with the stress on personality at Harvard (est. 1908) Penn emphasized the functional areas. Accounting in particular was viewed in high regard at Penn since it was both professional and rigorous. c. 1921 Penn started offering a 2 year graduate level degree from students without training in business at the undergrad level that was far more specialized than the Harvard's graduate degree.

The social sciences/policy sciences continued to play an important role at Penn in the 20th century. In the early part of the century sociology influenced the school and then in the 1920's free trade economics become more prominent. The post WWII era introduced even more of the policy sciences into the Wharton curriculum and even had the danger of causing too much overlap with the social sciences at Penn. A masters in government was offered in the post war period as well.

http://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/

http://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/action/apply.php

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It would be cool if you could include the most important links to each school in the first post. For each school, a link to the main admissions site for Full-Time MBA programs and a link to the actual current application site would be cool.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2005, 22:50
Good idea- I hope to incorporate these links in the future.

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CPA Personnel REport ranks PEnn's MBA with a concentration in accounting #1 in the nation. GSB is second
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2005, 02:07
Information on the Lauder Institute MBA/MA in International Studies Program

http://lauder.wharton.upenn.edu/lauder_advantage.asp
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Exec Bios

CEO s (MBA): Loews, Medtronic, St Paul Travelers, Dana, MeadWestvaco, McGraw-Hill, Charles Schwab, Coors, Southtrust, PerkinElmer, KLA Tencor

CEOs (other grad degree): Cendant (JD), ADP (MS Acctg)


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Value Considerations

Est Total Outlay at List Price: 129k

http://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/admiss ... budget.php

FT2005 Value For Money: #72, #2 among the ultraelites
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I see that the years of full-time work experience for admited students for wharton is substantialy more than say Chicago or Kellogg.


From : http://www.collegejournal.com/reports/b ... enn_1.html

Wharton: Years of full-time work experience: 6.9 (mean); 5.9 (median)

Chicago: Years of full-time work experience: 4.9 (mean); 5.4 (median)

Kellogg: Years of full-time work experience: 5.2 (mean);

Note: Kellogg has substantially large part-time and EMBA program (than Wharton). Part-time and EMBA admits on average have more experience. Even then Wharton tops in work experience.

Does Wharton inherently prefer people with more experience? Do you know the background about this?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2005, 00:47
I was looking at Penn Wharton's site on an unrelated topic when I came across their section on how to research programs. It is certainly commendable to include this information on the school's website but I was a little underwhelmed by the factual accuracy of this portion.

http://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/admiss ... search.php

For instance

"MBA candidates use various media rankings, including BusinessWeek (U.S. and Europe), U.S. News & World Report (U.S. only), Financial Times (U.S. and Europe), and Which MBA? (worldwide)."

This information is simply incorrect. If the information in parentheses refers to the regional coverage of each periodical it is blatantly wrong- FT includes schools in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America and BusinessWeek includes schools in Canada and considers at least one school from Asia and one from Mexico in its international ranking. If the information in parentheses refers to the regional use of the rankings that is incorrect as well since many students outside of the US and Europe refer to BusinessWeek and FT.

To be fair, I concede that maintaining the accuracy of this portion of the website is justifiably not the school's greatest concern during the admissions season. If nothing else it serves as a valuable reminder: Don't believe everything you read -even when it comes from one of the top schools.
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Wharton/Lauder MBA/MA joint program [#permalink] New post 25 May 2007, 17:29
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Hey, guys
I just discovered that Wharton has a joint MBA/MA program. I'm from the Ukraine and even though Russian is not the official language in my country, I speak Russian fluently. Does anyone know if it's easier to get accepted to a joint program versus a normal MBA?
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I am a Chartered Accountant with about 9 years work-ex after grad. I want to do MBA in Finance with specific focus for financial services industry. Think Wharton is a good bet--

Can anyone list the top few US b-schools for Finance.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 20:15
They are not necessarily the top schools in finance but these schools arguably have the strongest reputations in finance amoung the ultra elites:

Columbia
Chicago
HBS
Wharton
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 22:02
Hjort wrote:
They are not necessarily the top schools in finance but these schools arguably have the strongest reputations in finance amoung the ultra elites:

Columbia
Chicago
HBS
Wharton


Thanks. Is this in order of their reputation for MBA Finance?
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Re: Wharton/Lauder MBA/MA joint program [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 13:34
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As far as I know abt Wharton/Lauder joint program, English has to be your primary/first/native language. I'm from Russia myself and I was checking that program too, but finally got to the conclusion that I'm not eligible. Advice: check out the class 2006 and class 2005 profile and see who entered Russian program (most of those guys grew up in the U.S.)
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Why Warton ?

What are the major features of Wharton and what are the primary advantages for going to Wharton MBA ?
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Mishari wrote:
Why Warton ?

What are the major features of Wharton and what are the primary advantages for going to Wharton MBA ?


Whartons masters program in finance is extremely strong and tons of top banks go to wharton to recruit.

If you haven't already - pick up a copy of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Bulls-Ins ... 899&sr=8-1

I am about 100 pages into it and love it.
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Do you think an online MBA from penn state imba (wharton) will be good program if the goal is to switch career ? I am in finance domain and would like to switch from IT to business
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Mishari wrote:
Why Warton ?

What are the major features of Wharton and what are the primary advantages for going to Wharton MBA ?


Whartons masters program in finance is extremely strong and tons of top banks go to wharton to recruit.

If you haven't already - pick up a copy of this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Running-Bulls-Ins ... 899&sr=8-1

I am about 100 pages into it and love it.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 18:18
Are you asking about Penn State instead of the Univ. of Pennsylvania?
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