University of Pennsylvania - Wharton

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021


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


Round 1 September 18, 2018
Round 2 January 3, 2019
Round 3 April 2, 2019

Required Essay Questions:

Essay 1 (Required)

What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

Essay 2 (Required)

Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (500 words)

Essay for Reapplicants

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). (250 words)

Draw on your past and present educational and work experiences, especially those that involved cultures different than your own. What did you learn from those experiences? How do you see yourself benefiting from, and contributing to, the Lauder program? (800 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.   Photo by Jack Duval.