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The Wharton School: University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton school is the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania. Being founded in 1881 and established by Joseph Wharton, this business school has been embracing its spirit of innovation, analytics and entrepreneurship in business since its founding year.

With over 235 faculty members, 96, 000 alumni, 5, 000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9, 000 executive education participants annually – Wharton’s pioneering vision to produce highly skilled business graduates has made it the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world. It also maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Students in Wharton (stats):

According to the data in 2016-2017, Wharton has around 4, 993 Students spread across 4 Degree Programs:

  • 2, 559 Undergraduates
  • 1, 775 MBA Students
  • 445 EMBA Students
  • 214 Doctoral Students

International students can be carefree when it comes to the faculty factor. Because Wharton has around:

  • 224 Standing Faculty Members
  • 236 Non-Standing Faculty Members (Full- and Part-time)
  • 116 Female Faculty Members
  • 116 International Faculty Members

Wharton Alumni:

Wharton has 96, 000 Alumni and 79 Alumni Clubs spread across 153 countries”

  • 930 Africa & Middle East
  • 5, 660 Asia
  • 380 Australia & New Zealand
  • 1, 370 Caribbean & Latin America
  • 4, 510 Europe
  • 79, 280 North America

Likewise, the student’s affiliation with the Wharton alumni network can be transformative, both personally and professionally. Because its greatest strength is its ‘People and Community’. One can get in touch with the talented alumni, who have a wealth of experience and skills to share with current students via talks and newsletters. Also, that Wharton has a global network which extends to 153 countries – students will be able to access many points of connection for achieving great things and creating economic and social value worldwide.

Academic Programs:

The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania offers various departments and concentrations: Accounting, Actuarial science, e-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, Insurance,  International business, Marketing, Production/ Operations Management, Public policy, Real Estate, and Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research. (Its tuition is full-time: $67, 516 per year and executive: $192, 900 total program. At graduation, 85.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.)

Apart from this, Wharton has an ‘On demand learning’ facility segmented into 3 parts, which are:

Knowledge@Wharton is the school’s online business journal which provides free access to analysis of current trends, interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, a database of more than 6, 300 articles and research abstracts, and more.

Business Radio powered by the Wharton School is an exclusive 24/7 channel featuring world-renowned professors and alumni as weekly guests, plus executives, innovators, and other experts.

Wharton Online offers courses available to anyone, around the world, and provides accessible and meaningful online learning experiences on the hottest topics in business today.

Author: Rohit Kapur

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