Wharton Full Time MBA 2014 – 2015 Application Essays
First-time applicants and reapplicants are required to complete the same set of essay questions.
Essay 1 (Required): What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
Essay 2 (Optional): Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)
Additional Question for Reapplicants
All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete the Optional Essay. Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). You may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)
Wharton Full Time MBA 2014-2015 Application Recommendation
We require two letters of recommendations from individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably from a current or former supervisor.
The title or position of the evaluator is not as important as his/her ability to comment knowledgeably and specifically about you. Submit recommendations from people who can speak directly about your aptitudes and capabilities.
We require all recommendations to be submitted electronically. After you have contacted them about providing you a recommendation, complete the form on the Recommendations page and answer yes to the question asking “Will this provider be submitting the letter of recommendation online?” They will be sent an email with instructions and a Web address where they are to complete the recommendation.
In addition to the questions below we also ask the recommenders to fill out a grid that appraises some of your attributes. It is important that this be completed as well, so please make sure that your recommender receives access to and submits the online form.
Ask them to answer all of the questions in a single document. Single space their answers. Separate their answers by writing each question at the top of each response.
1. How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
2. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)