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The Wharton MBA Program for Executives

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton School

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Whether you want to advance in your current industry, shift roles, or build a business, Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives can help you achieve your goals. With in-person classes every other weekend on Wharton’s Philadelphia and/or San Francisco campus or with Wharton’s newly-launched Global cohort, WEMBA students apply what they learn to their jobs immediately and earn the full Wharton MBA on a modified, part-time schedule.

Program Information

Duration of Program (Months)


Learning Environment







Average Total Tuition (USD)


Return On Investment

Schedule Information

Class Schedule

Classes on Friday and Saturday, every other week, with some three-day weekends. Some Global students will have classes over a three-day period every other weekend due to their time zone.
See academic calendar.

The World
is Your Classroom

The one week Global Business Week is required, chosen from a selection of destinations that mix San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Global students.

You can take part in Global Modular Courses when schedule and availability permit.

Application Deadlines

October, 2022

12 Round 1

January, 2023

18 Round 2

Entry Exams

Is The GMAT Accepted?

Is The GRE Accepted?

Is the Executive Assessment Accepted?

Executive Assessment is an option for applicants with at least 8 years of work experience. Those with fewer than eight (8) years of work experience (Fellows candidates) must submit either a GRE or GMAT score. Wharton does not provide test waivers.

Admissions FAQs

Q1 What is included in tuition?

Q2 Does Wharton provide test waivers?

Q3 How many years of work experience do I need to apply?

Q4 Can I provide a sponorship letter after receiving an admissions decision?

Q5 Does the executive program provide career services?

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Wharton EMBA students are experienced, high-impact professionals who earn the world-renowned Wharton MBA while working full-time. On average, students hold 12 years of work experience and come from diverse industries all over the world. In addition to global perspectives from fellow classmates and faculty, students are exposed to a curriculum that encourages cross-cultural collaboration.

Cohort Information


Class Size


Age of Students


Average Years of
Work Experience

Gender Balance

67%   33%



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Energy / Utilities


Wharton’s alumni network is over 100,000+ strong across 153 countries. The Dean travels around the world hosting Global Forums that bring together leaders from business and government along with Wharton faculty and alumni to explore the issues facing global business. The leadership and lifelong learning of our community will serve you personally and professionally for a lifetime.

Business School Alumni


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Featured Alumni

Samantha Palmer, WG'20

Strategic Planning & Operations, Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO, Amgen

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Eric Winston, WG'20

Chief Partnerships Officer, OneTeam Partners

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Thought Leadership

Leading on the Road Less Traveled: My First 90 Days at Wharton
Leading on the Road Less Traveled: My First 90 Days at Wharton

Dean Erika James reflects on her unusual start amid the pandemic and lessons she’s learned on becoming a new leader.

Integrators and Segmentors: Managing Remote Workers
Integrators and Segmentors: Managing Remote Workers

Professor Nancy Rothbard shares action steps for setting effective work-home boundaries according to working style.

Forget the Myths: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed in Real Life
Forget the Myths: How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed in Real Life

Professor Ethan Mollick talks about his new book, The Unicorn’s Shadow, and the myths that hold entrepreneurs back.

Wharton’s 235-plus professors represent one of the largest, most published faculties at any business school. Our standing and affiliated faculty members collaborate across 10 academic departments at Wharton and 11 Schools at the University of Pennsylvania. Our faculty publishes regularly and is frequently cited by the press. Explore Wharton’s intellectual capital through Knowledge at Wharton.

Meet the Faculty

Peggy Bishop Lane

Peggy Bishop Lane
Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Vice Dean of Wharton MBA Program for Executives

Zeke Hernandez

Zeke Hernandez
Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor

Nicolaj Siggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow
David M. Knott Professor, Professor of Management, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Faculty by the Numbers




Faculty with

Prestige, career advancement, curriculum, global experience, life balance Executive MBA Rankings
4.98 / 5

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