University of Pennsylvania - Wharton

Essay Questions for 2013-2014 / Class of 2016

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for The Wharton School of Business MBA Program. 

Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2013
Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2014
Round 3 Deadline: March 27, 2014

Required Essay Questions:

  1. What do you aspire to achieve, personally and professionally, through the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
  2. Academic engagement is an important element of the Wharton MBA experience. How do you see yourself contributing to our learning community? (500 words)

Additional Question for Reapplicants:

All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete the Optional Essay. Please use this space to explain how you have reflected on the previous decision on your application and to 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)

Optional Section for All Applicants: 

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words)

Visit the Wharton admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.