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Calling all Wharton Applicants -(2015 Intake) Class of 2017

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New post 18 Mar 2015, 08:49
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Thanks for the info. Test message.

Edit: When I set my time zone to EST in GMAT club website, it shows the time of this post as one hour late. Going by this fact, it seems that the decision letters were available to applicants as early as 1300 hours on the decision day. Sooner the better...


Daylight savings has changed this a bit. I'm a resident of the northeast US and prior to daylight savings, the Eastern Time setting was off by an hour (it was an hour fast). Now, the Eastern Time setting is correct.

Everything I said in my prior post assumed the Eastern Time setting on GMATClub is correct now.

Personal anecdote: My best friend lives in Poland and prior to daylight savings, there was a six hour time difference between us. Now, there's a five hour difference.
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Hot MBA Jobs of the Future  [#permalink]

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Are you wondering what the hot MBA jobs of the future will be? Take a look at these six up-and-coming jobs that US News & World Report highlights as well-suited for business school graduates. Not surprising, they all command solid salaries, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts hiring growth in these industries.
Here are US News’s top picks:
Operations research analyst: Higher-level operations research analysts usually have an MBA with a specialization in production and operations management. Consider top schools, such as University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Michigan Ross School of Business.

IT Manager: These professionals supervise employees, communicate with internal executives and outside vendors as well as plan various tech upgrades for their employer. Check out the excellent program for information systems at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Management Analyst: These professionals provide feedback on improving an organization’s efficiency and profitability. Competitive candidates have a few years of experience in operations, and have earned an MBA with a focus on management. Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School have top programs.?

 Financial analyst: These professionals help companies determine when to buy and sell investments.  The Chicago Booth School of Business and the NYU Stern School of Business offer top finance programs.

HR specialist: These professionals work with a company’s employees, by doing anything from recruiting them to training them to explaining their benefits. HR specialists don’t need an MBA, but the degree will help them stand out from the competition.

Information security analyst: These analysts monitor and protect an organization’s computer network and systems. Companies prefer to hire those with an MBA. The UT McCombs School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business are top-notch programs for studying information systems.

As you can see, employers are looking for skilled managers to lead the way in today’s global economy. Business and management degrees can be a powerful driver of confidence and opportunity to achieve those ambitious goals.
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Wharton to Offer World’s Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund  [#permalink]

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This week, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced a new partnership to provide students with world-class experiential training in impact investment through an online crowdfunding platform, and to greatly expand the student-run Wharton Social Venture Fund (WSVF), a flagship program operated under the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII), the School’s hub for social impact activities, research, and opportunities, will lead the collaboration with OurCrowd, an equity-based online crowdfunding platform, and investment firm Locust Walk Impact Partners.

This development makes Wharton’s offering the largest and most active student-run impact investing fund in the world.

In this unique model, WSII trains and supervises MBA and select Wharton undergraduates who staff the Wharton Social Venture Fund. These students then work with Locust Walk Impact Partners to identify genuine investment opportunities; capital for these investments will come through a dedicated social impact channel on the OurCrowd crowd-funding platform.

“We are delighted that our students are getting real-life, experiential education in impact investing,” says WSII Senior Director Jacob Gray, who oversees the Wharton Social Venture Fund. “It was important for WSII to maintain our focus squarely on the educational opportunity for students. This way Locust Walk can focus on doing great deals, OurCrowd brings a platform for investors, and Wharton brings the best students in the world.”

Founded in 2007, the WSVF portfolio has included strategy and co-investment projects, with an approach focused on companies in education, energy, health and wellness, food and nutrition, environmental sustainability, and financial inclusion. The group also annually competes in the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training Program (MIINT) and has won the competition two of the last three years.

As the largest and most active equity-funding crowd platform, OurCrowd is disrupting and democratizing the traditional Angel and Venture Capital funding models.

“Crowdfunding is a perfect way to raise funds for impact investing,” says OurCrowd CEO and Founder, Jonathan Medved. “We have already invested in companies that are changing the world in diverse areas such as disabilities, gun safety, food security, malaria diagnostics, tsunami warning, prescription drug assurance, and more. By working together with Locust Walk and the Wharton Social Venture Fund, we will dramatically expand the impact investing ecosystem.”

Locust Walk Impact Partners is led by Rob Fioretti, who received both his undergraduate and MBA degree from Wharton. The investment firm is staffed entirely by MBAs trained by the Wharton Social Venture Fund.

“Combining the talents of some of the best and brightest business minds in the world with the leading crowdfunding site in the world is a natural fit,” says Fioretti, “And we are thrilled that we will be able to offer individuals the opportunity to invest and participate in the growth of these select companies.”

The collaboration will take effect immediately. The first deals are expected to launch on the Our Crowd platform in Q2 2015.

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Stanford GSB Tops Latest US News B-School Ranking  [#permalink]

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Stanford Graduate School of Business no longer has to share the limelight at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of Best Business Schools for 2016. The three-way tie last year between Stanford, Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has been broken, with those schools occupying second and third place, respectively.

Chicago Booth School of Business ranks No. 4, MIT Sloan School of Management takes fifth place, and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management ranks No. 6. The top ten is rounded out by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and, coming in at No. 10, UVA Darden School of Business.

The schools making up the top ten remain largely unchanged from last year. NYU Stern School of Business had occupied 10th place in the 2015 ranking, and Darden was at No. 12. NYU Stern is now tied in the No. 11 spot with Michigan Ross School of Business.
#11. Michigan Ross School of Business
#13. (tie) Duke Fuqua School of Business
#13. (tie) Yale School of Management
#15. UCLA Anderson School of Management
#16. Cornell’s Johnson School of Management
#17. UT McCombs School of Business
#18. UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
#19. Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
#20. CMU Tepper School of Business
The U.S. News rankings are based on a weighted average of several indicators, including overall program quality, peer assessments, recruiter assessments, placement success, starting salary and bonus, average GMAT/GRE score, undergraduate GPA and more.

To compile this year’s rankings, all 464 master’s programs accredited by AACSB International were surveyed in fall 2014 and early 2015. A total of 385 responded, of which 126 provided enough of the data needed to calculate the full-time MBA rankings.
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W. P. Carey Foundation Endows JD/MBA Program at UPenn  [#permalink]

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In recognition of a $10 million endowment from the W. P. Carey Foundation, the JD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will be renamed the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program.

Law and business are more interconnected than ever, and business lawyers need to understand corporate finance, management, marketing, and real estate to best serve their clients. In addition, businesses are turning to lawyers to serve in business roles such as CEO.

“Doing business requires an increasingly diverse set of skills,” says Geoffrey Garrett, Dean, Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, and Professor of Management at the Wharton School. “Through their experience at Wharton and Penn Law, our JD/MBA students develop the critical thinking, reasoning, and leadership abilities necessary to navigate our global economy and excel in their careers.”

Established in 2009, the three-year JD/MBA program was the first elite three-year program in the country. Through an integrated, accelerated course of study, students earn both JD and MBA degrees in three years, rather than the five years it would typically take to earn each degree separately.

Students spend their first year in the Law School and the following summer in Law and Wharton courses designed specifically for the JD/MBA. The second and third years combine Law and Wharton courses, along with a JD/MBA capstone course.

“Both institutions were critical to the career success of Frank and Bill Carey and they believed so strongly in the interconnected nature of business and legal education,” Jay Carey said on behalf of the W.P. Carey Foundation. “My father and uncle also believed in supporting excellence, and we are grateful to support Penn Law and Wharton given their historic preeminence and continued success.”

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FROM Wharton Admissions Blog: Mid-Round Update
Like that old Pennsylvania saying, March definitely came roaring in like a lion. With extra cold temperatures and plenty of snow, the Wharton community is very excited that Spring Break has arrived. More importantly, we are quickly wrapping up our…Read More

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FROM Wharton Admissions Blog: Being a Veteran at Wharton
On the first day of pre-term in August before our first semester began our cluster (~220 students, there are four clusters in each class) was instructed to congregate by pre-MBA industry. Having spent two years in finance after the Marine…Read More

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New post 19 Mar 2015, 08:16
It is impossible to do Lauder Round 3. There is nothing adcom can do. Wharton Lauder starts class on May 2. Round 3 admissions decisions don't get released until May 5, so there is no way you could attend the program. It's simply a timing thing.

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I am a Round 3 Wharton applicant . Tried hard to make it in round 2 but could not because of several factors. The problem is - I am interested in the Joint Lauder program and Wharton does not accept applications for this program in Round 3. Should I request adcom to consider my application for Lauder in Round 3? Did anyone in the forum had similar experience ?
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So I found this post by MBA Data Guru on the acceptance rate for those invited to interview...how realistic do you folks think it is?

http://www.mbadataguru.com/blog/admissi ... ance-rate/

EDIT: an [old] data point that seems to support it -> wharton-post-interview-acceptance-rate-60697.html

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Best of Luck to all for Tuesday!!
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I just tried to login into Wharton application portal but could not sign in for some reason. It kept coming up with incorrect username/password. Is the site down at the moment? Can somebody confirm.

https://shibboleth-idp.collegenet.com/i ... erPassword
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Hey guys, it was a pleasure to read this conversation. Nice to know that some people are as tired of waiting as I am. I have just one question: At your one-on-one interview, did your interviewer give you a feedback on your performance during the TBD?
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Hey guys, it was a pleasure to read this conversation. Nice to know that some people are as tired of waiting as I am. I have just one question: At your one-on-one interview, did your interviewer give you a feedback on your performance during the TBD?


Hm....I was not given direct feedback on my own performance, but was asked a few questions such as "overall evaluation of the group", "is this your typical leadership style? give specific examples of similar or dissimilar instances of leading groups" I was also asked bunch of other questions regarding Wharton and my resume so I think it really depends on who is interviewing you or how they felt after your group discussion. Either way, good luck, no point speculating now - we will find out in a few days!!!!!
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Macson wrote:
Hey guys, it was a pleasure to read this conversation. Nice to know that some people are as tired of waiting as I am. I have just one question: At your one-on-one interview, did your interviewer give you a feedback on your performance during the TBD?


Hm....I was not given direct feedback on my own performance, but was asked a few questions such as "overall evaluation of the group", "is this your typical leadership style? give specific examples of similar or dissimilar instances of leading groups" I was also asked bunch of other questions regarding Wharton and my resume so I think it really depends on who is interviewing you or how they felt after your group discussion. Either way, good luck, no point speculating now - we will find out in a few days!!!!!


Thanks for your comment. Totally agree that tere's no point speculating now, just the closer the deadline the more stress...
I was told by the committee member that I was challenging others. I did not pay much attention to that since I thought that was the way to encourage me and others for the one-on-one interview but just the question occurred - do they do that for all applicants? :)
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Hey,

At what time for Round 1 call started coming in?
What is the expected time for India?
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New post 22 Mar 2015, 23:14
About 4 pm I guess
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Starting from about 4 pm I guess
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New post 22 Mar 2015, 23:15
They start coming in anytime after 8:30 am eastern time.. And I suppose they get done with the calling by noon.

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They do not call the dinged ones, do they?
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New post 22 Mar 2015, 23:23
Correct...Calls are only made to the selected lot.
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