Wharton EMBA: Join San Francisco or Philadelphia Campus, 200+ Electives & Same Facilities as the Full-time program

Wharton’s EMBA program is held in two locations in US - San Francisco and Philadelphia. The two-year EMBA requires students to stay on campus, every weekend. A student can also choose his or her own concentration, which can be mastered with the help of a faculty expert. EMBA graduates have a network of 85,000 alumni spread across 140 countries, including 4,300+ alumni in Asia.

Key advantages

• Two campuses

• Exact same features as the Full-time program – degree, curriculum, faculty, and facilities

• Stresses on experiential learning, enhanced by team tasks

• 250+ faculty members

• 200+ electives.

• 2 unique individually designed topics as electives

• Can switch between campuses if an elective is not offered at one campus

• 1-week International Study Seminar

Course Structure

1. Classes: Fridays & Saturdays on alternate weekends that are residential.

2. Around five additional extended sessions are held each year.

3. Students need to spend 15-25 study hours outside of class every week.

4. The first year focuses on the core curriculum.

5. The second year offers almost 200 electives, of which students can select 25-30 courses for concentrations that include Finance, Health Care, Insurance and Risk Management, Legal Studies and Negotiations, Management and Strategy, Operations and Information Management.

6. 1-week International Study Seminar abroad (Past destinations include Beijing, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Moscow and Mumbai) 

7. Executive Speaker Series and guest speakers present top leaders across government and business.

Application process

• Online Application with Background Information

• Two Letters of Recommendation

• Three Essays

• Transcripts


• Letter of Endorsement (Sponsorship) – Written endorsement of the student’s present organization regarding his/her decision to do the EMBA

• Interviews

Application Deadlines

San Francisco: Program start - May 19, 2013

• Early Deadline - December 3, 2012 (11:59 PM PST), decision released by January 18, 2013

• Regular Deadline - February 6, 2013 (11:59 PM PST), decision released by March 22, 2013

Philadelphia : Program start - May 26, 2013

• Early Deadline - Upon request

• Regular Deadline - February 4, 2013 (11:59 PM EST), decision released by April 5, 2013

Fee Structure

1. Total cost of the 2-year program for the class entering in 2012

• San Francisco    $175,678*
• Philadelphia    $171,360

2. Fees include tuition, material, stay and food. Transportation and parking is not included.

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