Facts & Figures

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education.


With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.


Standing Faculty Members 225
Non-Standing Faculty Members
(Full-time and Part-time)
Female Faculty Members* 116
International Faculty* 98

*Includes all faculty (standing and non-standing)
Data as of  September 2015
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Current Students

Total Students in Degree Programs 4,931
Undergraduate 2,503
MBA 1,788
MBA Program for Executives 436
Doctoral 204
Executive Education Participants 9,200(approx)

Data as of September 2015.

Academic Departments

Business Economics and Public Policy
Health Care Management
Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Operations, Information and Decisions
Real Estate

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Alumni Everywhere (2014-2015)

Alumni 94,000
Alumni Clubs 79
Countries 153
Continents 6
Africa & Middle East 930
Asia 5,660
Australia & New Zealand 380
Caribbean & Latin America 1,370
Europe 4,510
North America 79,280

Data as of August 2015.
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Undergraduate Program

The first collegiate business school, Wharton is one of four undergraduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania. The curriculum integrates liberal arts/sciences and business courses within a traditional Ivy League education.

Students choose specialized areas of study with more than 20 concentrations offered across the 10 different departments. Forty percent of coursework is outside of Wharton at Penn’s other undergraduate schools and at eight of its graduate schools. Twenty percent of the students study abroad, 21% pursue minors, and over 30% graduate with more than one undergraduate degree.

Degree Program Options
  • Wharton’s Bachelor of Science in Economics

Coordinated Dual-Degree Programs, which offer two undergraduate degrees:

  • Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business
    Wharton Bachelor of Science in Economics and College Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Studies. More »
  • Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology
    Wharton Bachelor of Science in Economics and Penn Engineering Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering. More »
  • Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management
    Wharton Bachelor of Science in Economics and College Bachelor of Arts & Sciences. More »
  • Nursing and Health Care Management
    Wharton Bachelor of Science in Economics and Penn Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing. More »

The undergraduate degree program at Wharton is flexible, enabling students to pursue dual degrees or minors in one of Penn’s other undergraduate schools. Students can customize their experience to create a well-rounded education that goes beyond business.

Program Leadership

Lori Rosenkopf
Vice Dean & Director

Current Students*
Total in the Program 2,503
Entering class 510

*Data as of October 2015.

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MBA Program

Wharton MBA students have maximum flexibility in their fields of study and a depth of options. Students choose from 18 specializations, 11+ interdisciplinary degrees, and nearly 200 electives.

Leadership and collaborative learning are integral to the Wharton MBA experience. Wharton students are divided into cohorts of about 70 students. Each cohort moves through the core curriculum as a unit, sharing the first year of their academic experience. Within cohorts are learning teams designed to promote leadership skills among team members.

Wharton’s innovative learning environment features unique experiential and team-based learning. Professors use a range of teaching methods including case studies, lectures, and simulations to convey the most cutting-edge information and insights.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Wharton offers a variety of dual-degree MBA options, which include:

MBA/MA Lauder Program
The first joint-degree program in international management, The MBA/MA Lauder Program integrates the Wharton MBA with an MA in International Studies from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. More »

The MBA/JD is the country’s first fully integrated three-year program of business and law with Wharton and Penn Law. More »

MBA in Health Care Management
This unique major combines the core MBA requirements with an interdisciplinary health care major. More »

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MBA Program Leadership

Dr. Howard Kaufold
Vice Dean

Dr. B. Kembrel Jones
Deputy Vice Dean of Student Life

Current Students*
Total in the Program 1,788
Entering class 861

*Data as of October 2015.
See Class Profile for entering class information »

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MBA Program for Executives

Offered in Philadelphia or San Francisco, the Wharton MBA Program for Executives is a full-time-equivalent MBA degree program for working professionals.  Wharton faculty members teach at both locations — San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Students attend classes Fridays and Saturdays on alternate weekends for two years, staying on campus in executive facilities overnight on Friday.  The intensive academic schedule covers the same course load as the full-time MBA program. The executive MBA curriculum, like that of the full-time MBA program, includes a cross-functional integration of the core curriculum and development of  leadership and team skills.

Program Leadership

Dr. Peggy Bishop Lane
Vice Dean

Cathy Molony
Director, Wharton MBA for Executives East

Bernadette Birt
Executive Director, Wharton MBA for Executives West

Current Students (SF and PA)*
Total in the Program 436
Entering class 216

*Data as of October 2015.
See Philadelphia Class Profile for entering class information »
See San Francisco Class Profile for entering class information »

Visit the MBA Program for Executives website »

Doctoral Programs

Wharton’s Doctoral Programs train students in the practices of producing rigorous and innovative research. Students  earn the PhD, which is awarded by the Graduate Council of the Faculties at Penn.

The Wharton Doctoral Programs’ nine areas of study include: Accounting; Applied Economics; Ethics & Legal Studies; Finance; Health Care Management & Economics; Management; Marketing; Operations, Information Management & Decision Processes; and Statistics.

With a broad range of business knowledge – over 230 faculty working across 10 academic departments and 20 research centers and initiatives – Wharton offers doctoral students extensive research opportunities and resources across disciplines.

Program Leadership

Dr. Eric T. Bradlow
Vice Dean & Director

Current Students*
Total in the Program 204
Entering class 35

*Data as of October 2015.
See Class Profile entering class information »

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Executive Education

The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education offers more than 30 open-enrollment programs year-round, and many more through custom delivery, with over 9,200 annual participants.

Wharton is one of the largest university providers of customized programs tailored for individual corporations and organizations. Wharton custom programs are regarded as among the most innovative in the field, extending learning beyond the residential classroom experience through Wharton’s Learning Continuum, an exclusive Enterprise Learning Framework.

With a reach that extends around the globe, Wharton has more than 41 international custom clients, in countries that include Brazil, Barbados, Denmark, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, France, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, India, United Arab Emirates/Dubai, Thailand, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Australia.

Wharton also has a proven track record of partnering with key global educational providers to benefit our clients. Partners include:

  • INSEAD via the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance
  • The American University in Cairo (AUC)
  • China European International Business School (CEIBS)
  • SASIN School of Management at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Singapore Management University
  • Indian School of Business
  • Guanghua School of Management at Peking University

Wharton’s Steinberg Conference Center is a state-of-the art educational facility. Located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus it offers everything from amphitheaters to dining to residential facilities. More »

Executive Education Leadership

Jagmohan Raju
Vice Dean

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