EMBA Program Facts and Dates
The Wharton executive MBA offers an undiluted MBA degree — its innovative curriculum and top faculty are the same as in Wharton's renowned full-time MBA program. This two-year, weekend residential program, offered in Philadelphia and San Francisco, attracts students from throughout the U.S. and around the world.
- Program Calendar
- Two Campuses
- Entering Class Profile
- Application Deadlines
- Wharton Alumni Network
- Two-year program beginning May 18, 2014 (San Francisco) or May 25, 2014 (Philadelphia)
- Students attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays on alternate weekends, with approximately five additional extended sessions and a one-week International Study Seminar abroad
- Students spend approximately 15-25 hours of study outside of class each week
For more information, see Program Calendar.
The Wharton MBA combines a strong foundation in management skills with the flexibility to address students' specific interests. The first year focuses on the core curriculum, which lays the groundwork of essential management knowledge. During the second year, each cohort chooses a set of elective offerings from among the largest course selection of any MBA program. Classes are led by Wharton's standing and associated faculty, who use a mix of teaching methods, including case study, lecture and discussion, group work, and simulations. An Executive Speaker Series, as well as guest speakers in class, bring additional perspectives from leaders in business and government.
To find out more, see Academics.
The Wharton EMBA program is offered on the Wharton campuses in San Francisco and Philadelphia. The application process, curriculum, and program services are the same — Wharton faculty travel to the West Coast to conduct their courses in San Francisco, where you earn the Wharton MBA degree.
Entering Class Profile 2012
Combined San Francisco & Philadelphia classes
|Underrepresented Minority Students||8%|
|Average Years Work Experience||10|
|Middle 80% GMAT Range||630-750|
|Students Holding Advanced Degrees||38%|
|Median Salary and Bonus||$168,500|
|Sponsored by Employer (>50% financial support)||36%|
For a complete profile and a breakdown between West and East Coast classes, see Class Profile.
Early - December 2, 2013 (11:59 PM PST). Decisions released no later than January 15, 2014*
Regular - February 10, 2014 (11:59 PM PST). Decisions released no later than March 26, 2014.*
Early - Upon request.
Regular - February 10, 2014 (11:59 PM EST). Decisions released no later than April 4, 2014.*
|* Deadline extensions can be arranged for applicants with extenuating circumstances by contacting the office of the program to which you are applying. Decision dates are guaranteed only if all application credentials are received by the deadline. GMAT deadline is March 3, 2014 - contact us for procedures.|
Program Start Dates
|San Francisco||May 18, 2014
|Philadelphia||May 25, 2014|
For information on application requirements and procedures, see Application Process.
Cost of the two-year program for the class entering May of 2013
* Tuition fees for Philadelphia and San Francisco classes are based on the same fee structure; differences reflect a higher cost of living in San Francisco.
The tuition fee includes tuition, books, and program-related housing and meals. Transportation and parking costs are not included. For more information, see Tuition Fees.
All students who are employed full-time must have the written endorsement of their organizations, enabling them to commit the time necessary for class attendance and course work over the two-year program. Many students will also receive full or partial financial sponsorship from their organizations. Individuals who are self-employed or are only partially sponsored will need to finance all or part of their tuition. If you need to consider self-financing, please contact your program office (West or East).
For more information, see Sponsorship.
|Wharton alumni worldwide||91,000|
|Alumni in Western U.S.||9,000|
Graduates join a lifelong network of Wharton alumni. For more information, see Alumni Network.