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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of over 88,000 graduates.

Alumni Network

  • 88,000 alumni worldwide in 148 countries
    • Africa & the Middle East 830
    • Asia 5,260
    • Australia and New Zealand 340
    • Caribbean & Latin America 1,650
    • Europe 4,360
    • North America 77,900
  • 80 Alumni Clubs
    • 29 U.S. Regional Clubs
    • 43 International Clubs
    • 8 Affinity Clubs

Faculty (Academic Year 2011-2012)

  • Standing Faculty Members: 230
  • New Faculty Members: 22
  • Female Faculty Members: 119
  • International Faculty Members: 103
  • Non-Standing Faculty Members: 227

Research Centers and Initiatives (25)

Academic Departments (11)

Undergraduate Division (Class Profile of 2015)

  • 527 Enrolled Class
  • 2,400 Total in Program
  • 40 Countries Represented
  • 45 US States Represented
  • 17% International Students
  • 38% Female
  • Top Concentrations: Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations and Information Management

Full-Time MBA Program (Class Profile of 2013)

  • 6,442 Applicants
  • 845 Enrolled Class
  • 1,690 Total in Program
  • 73 Countries Represented
  • 36% International Students
  • 45% Female
  • 4 Years Median Work Experience

MBA Program for Executives (Class Profile of 2013)

  • Philadelphia Class Profile
    • 133 Enrolled Class
    • 34 Average Age
    • 10 Years Median Work Experience
  • San Francisco Class Profile
    • 112 Enrolled Class
    • 35 Average Age
    • 11 Years Median Work Experience

Ph.D. Division

  • 181 Enrolled
  • 44% International Students
  • 34% Female

Executive Education

  • 9,294 Participants
  • 37% International Participants
  • 90 Countries Represented
  • Delivered 56 Open-Enrollment Programs and 136 Custom Programs in 2010-11

International Initiatives

  • 44 Executive Education Custom Programs delivered to 39 international clients across 17 countries
  • 14,515 participants in 40 Global Alumni Forums, held in 33 cities in 30 countries
  • Knowledge@Wharton has over 1.7 million registered subscribers across the network of sites in 200 countries, averaging 9.4 million page views per year

Global Partnerships

Campaign for Wharton

  • Wharton Campaign Goal: $550M
    • Campaign Progress: $468M
  • Areas of Support
    • Faculty
    • Students
    • Research Programs and Curriculum Development
    • Technology and Facilities
    • Unrestricted Support

Endowment

  • $888 Million (As of June 30, 2011)

Undergraduate Career Management:

  • Class of 2010
    • Average base salary: $63,555
    • Average signing bonus: $8,473
  • Class of 2009
    • Average base salary: $59,852
    • Average signing bonus: $8,796

MBA Career Management:

  • Class of 2010:
    • Median base salary: $110,000
    • Median signing bonus: $20,000
    • 25% accepting jobs outside North America
  • Class of 2009:
    • Median base salary: $110,000
    • Median signing bonus: $20,000
    • 25% accepting jobs outside North America

Online Resources

School Leadership

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