The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League institution that caters to the ambitious working professional. This school confers the Master of Business Administration to a select group of candidates. The university is regionally accredited by the MSCHE and holds independent accreditation by the AACSB International.
The Wharton MBA program, so named after the Wharton School of Business, is one of the most selective and competitive programs in the country. Less than 10 percent of students accepted into the University of Pennsylvania get accepted into the MBA program. This is why students are encouraged to look over admissions requirements early and to apply as soon as possible.
The MBA program at Wharton is also one of the most extensive. This degree alone covers over 19 majors and dozens of concentrations, all specifically designed to be useful in a business setting. And if a student’s choice for focus area does not exist, they always retain the right to create their own.
This program requires 19 credit units for graduation. A three and a half month internship is also strongly encouraged but not necessary for the completion of this program. Sample courses include International Business Markets, Managerial Accounting, and Business and Legal Ethics in a Global Environment.