What Does Wharton Look For In MBA Candidates?

As a top-tier MBA program, thousands of candidates apply to Wharton each year. Based on my experience, there are three main qualities that Wharton looks for when evaluating candidates for admission; these are impactful leadership, strong analytical skills, and the ability to collaborate. My thoughts on each of these characteristics is below. Impactful leadership Being able to demonstrate leadership should come as no surprise; this quality is extremely important to all of the top-tier MBA programs. And as I’ve pointed out with other top-tier MBA programs, leadership combined with impact is what Wharton also values highly. Through projects and initiatives that you have led, both in the workpla


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