This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Located in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is an excellent option for international students looking to receive a graduate degree in business. This top-tier business school boasts a rich history and several notable alumni, such as Elon Musk and Donald Trump.
- 33% of the 2019 MBA class is international students.
When we say that Wharton has a rich history, we mean that in the highest sense – Wharton was literally the world’s first collegiate school of business. It was founded in 1881 by Joseph Wharton. Wharton founded the school based on his vision of producing graduates who would become “pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.”
The Wharton School is both nationally and globally recognized as one of the top business schools.
According to US News, the Wharton School currently holds the following rankings:
- #2 in Accounting,
- #7 in Entrepreneurship,
- #1 in Executive MBA,
- #1 in Finance,
- #6 in Information Systems,
- #3 in International Business,
- #4 in Management,
- #2 in Marketing,
- #4 in Production/Operations.
As you can see, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has a significant amount of top-ranked programs. All of the programs listed above are top-five (with one exception) and most are even top-three.
The #3 ranking in International Business and #1 ranking in Executive MBA should especially be appealing to international students, further making the Wharton School an excellent choice.
- MBA Program (MBA);
- MBA Program for Executives (MBA);
- Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studeis (MBA/MA);
- Francis J. & WM. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program (JD/MBA);
- Wharton/School of Advanced International Studies (MBA/MA);
- Wharton/Kennedy School of Government (MBA/MPA, MBA/MPA/ID, MBA/MPP).
As you can see, they offer a lot of programs that allow you to receive dual degrees. There is a wide variety of applicable programs for international students that can help you achieve your career goals with a lot of different focuses. We suggest visiting the home page of each program to see which one best fits your goals.
Like most schools, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has its own set of application requirements for its applicants. The Wharton School does not offer a general set of requirements, so for the purpose of this blog we will detail the requirements for the MBA Program. For the requirements of the other programs, please visit their webpage. For the MBA Program, the requirements for international students are: