Wharton EMBA

Wharton EMBA course has an identical curriculum to that of the full-time MBA program. The top faculty from the Full-time MBA program will also be part of the team.  The two-year course will be offered in Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Key Advantages

• Students can choose between Philadelphia and San Francisco
• Complete the Exec MBA with classes on Fridays and Saturdays on Alternative weekends
• Spend 15-25 hours, every week learning, apart from the weekend classes
• Learn through case study, discussions, group work simulations, and lectures.
• The Executive Speaker Series introduces the class to world leaders in Business and Government

Course Details

  • Course Duration: 24 months
  • Class Starts: May 19, 2013 (San Francisco) or May 26, 2013 (Philadelphia)
  • First year: The class is divided into teams of five to seven team members. Each learning team comes from diverse industries and backgrounds
  • The first year core curriculum is divided into three sections - Leadership Essentials (Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork, Management Communication, Management of People at Work and The Governmental and Legal Environment of Business), Analytical Foundations (Decision Models and Uncertainty, Managerial Economics and Statistical Analysis for Management) and Core Business Fundamentals (Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Operations and Marketing)
  • During Second year, students can chose electives according to their interests. Wharton EMBA students can choose from Accounting / Finance, Health Care, Insurance and Risk Management, Legal Studies and Negotiations, Management and Strategy, Marketing, Operations and Information Management, and Real Estate.

International Experience
With the international Seminar, Wharton EMBA students can learn about individual companies and industries, mainly about how Business develop and implement competitive strategy. The international seminar follows two core courses: Competitive Strategy and Global Strategic Management. Students implement the learning experience from the trip for their team projects. Some of the previous destinations for International travel include Argentina, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and Thailand.

Tuition Fee
San Francisco    $175,678
Philadelphia    $171,360

  • The tuition fee includes tuition, books, and program-related housing and meals.
  • Transportation and parking costs are not included.

There are no scholarships for Wharton EMBA. However, students can apply for loan program or partially sponsor their MBA program through Employer Sponsorship program. If you are a fellows candidate (students with less than 8 years of experience), your company must sponsor the program.

Application Process

Interviews: You can schedule the interview before starting the online application and submitting the supporting documents (official transcripts, letters of recommendation, official test scores). Use this opportunity to provide a detailed overview of your personality, sit in a class and discuss with current students about the EMBA experience.

Deadline: Submit the supporting documents by 5 p.m. of the deadline. Philadelphia – 4th February and San Francisco – 6th February. By midnight 4th February, online application should be completed in Philadelphia and by 6th February, online application in San Francisco.
Decision: Francisco program - March 22, 2013 and Philadelphia program - April 5, 2013.
Class Profile 2012


  • Students: 219
  • Women    : 22%
  • International Students: 37%
  • Average Age: 34
  • Under 30: 17%
  • Over 39: 11%
  • Average Years Work Experience: 10
  • Median GMAT: 700
  • Middle 80% GMAT Range: 630-750
  • Students Holding Advanced Degrees: 38%
  • Median Salary and Bonus: $168,500
  • Sponsored by Employer (>50% financial support): 36%


Wharton MBA Program for Executives
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
G21 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104.6340
Phone: 215.898.5887
Fax: 215.898.2598
E-mail: mbaexec-admissions@wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton MBA Program for Executives
Wharton | San Francisco
2 Harrison Street (Harrison & Spear)
Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Toll-free Phone Number: 1.866.WHARTON (U.S. calls only)
Local Phone: 415.777.1000
Fax: 415.369.0598
E-mail: mbaexecwest-admissions@wharton.upenn.edu

Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

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