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A shapshot of the Wharton School of Business MBA program from the TimesOnline…

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1881 and is the world’s oldest collegiate business school.

Vital statistics. About 800 students join the 19-month programme each year; they are typically 28 years old with an average GMAT score of 713. First-year classes begin before the formal start of the academic year, with preterm courses covering areas such as accounting and statistics. Students undertake core courses across strategy, finance, accounting, operations and marketing; in the second year they take electives that lead to a major in one or two of 19 areas from economics to real estate. Tuition for the 2007-08 year is $47,236 (£24,100).

Ranking. Wharton is No.1 in ft.com’s 2008 global MBA rankings; second in BusinessWeek’s list of the top US MBA programmes; and 21st in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Which MBA? guide 2007.

International experience. Students who join the Global Immersion Programme (at an extra cost) spend time in businesses based in a region such as South East Asia or China.

Scholarship opportunities. About 36 per cent of first-year students receive a merit-based Wharton Fellowship, while 20 per cent of students receive needs-based grants.

Application deadline: see www.wharton.upenn.edu

See the entire article here.

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