Wharton MBA essays


Wharton MBA essays have been released, and it’s time for applicants to gear up for this year’s application process. With the MBA round 1 deadlines around the corner, it’s crucial to shift into high gear. Before diving into the essay questions, let’s take a moment to mark our calendars with the respective deadlines accordingly!


RoundApplication DeadlineInterview InvitationsDecision Notifications
Round 1September 7, 2024October 25, 2024December 15, 2024
Round 2January 4, 2025February 17, 2025March 23, 2025
Round 3March 29, 2025April 13, 2025May 10, 2025
Deferred AdmissionsApril 26, 2025May 25, 2025June 29, 2025

**All Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the respective day of the deadline.

**Any applications submitted after the respective round deadline for Round 1 or Round 2 will get rolled into the next round.**

**Wharton Business School will not accept any applications that are submitted after Round 3 deadlines.**


Generally, applying in early rounds has better prospects of getting in and bagging stellar scholarships. Moreover, It’s especially advantageous for candidates with an over-represented pool as B-schools tend to diversify their classrooms during early rounds!  

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Before we start, please note that:-First-time MBA applicants and re-applicants must complete both essays 1 and 2. So now, let us take a look at the essay questions!


Essay 1: How do you plan to use the Wharton MBA program to help you achieve your future professional goals? You might consider your experience, short and long-term objectives, and resources available at Wharton. (500 words)

Essay 2: Considering your background – personal, professional, and academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Required Essay for all Reapplicants:

Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Optional Essay:

Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (500 words)


Understand the motive! AdCom wants to know the candidates both on a professional and personal level. Hence, we encourage you to be introspective, genuine, and concise. We suggest you be yourself; no need to overwhelm the admission committee with irrelevant content; stick to the basic requirements and try to connect.  

Judy, our consultant and Wharton graduate says-

‘Wharton’s team-based discussion interview is a great opportunity to showcase your leadership skills and ability to be an effective team player. Take full advantage of this opportunity to show your ability to be flexible, collaborate, actively listen, and participate in moving the team forward effectively. Good luck with your admissions process!

Now, for tackling any post-MBA goal essay, the first thing that comes to mind is, How can I convey everything important about my career choices in just 500 words? Well, we at MBAandBeyond suggest a different approach! 

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We are determined to help you develop a unique structure for each essay question. We will guide you through step-by-step procedures to build specific answers that make you stand out among the crowd!

Our team of expert consultants uses a unique process to achieve maximum efficiency, quality, and interaction, guaranteeing every application is 100% unique and authentic!

Good luck!


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