Wharton, San Francisco

Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA Program Structure

The Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA is characterized by a one week international study trip. EMBA classes are taught in cohorts designed to strengthen interpersonal relationships and sharpen business acumen. The program begins in May and spans 24 months. Classes are held in two-day blocks, Fridays and Saturdays on alternating weekends with several extended sessions.

Curriculum

Comprised of 19 total credit units, the Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA includes 10 units of core curriculum and 9 units of electives. During the opening week of the program, students participate in a workshop which allows them to meet their learning team members, a group of 5 to 7 students, and begin to explore the team dynamics that will shape their first year.

Students begin their MBA study by building a solid foundation of broad management skills through the core curriculum in the first year. Core Business courses span three areas of academic concentration: Leadership Essentials, Analytic Foundations and Business Foundations.

The second half of the program consists of 9 units of electives, with the option of building depth in particular fields, and majors, such as entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and strategic management, can be earned. Students can also design an independent study project and work in-depth on a topic with a faculty member.

In the second year of the program, students embark on a weeklong modular course in a country facing business challenges of interest. During this intensive week of corporate visits and lectures, students engage with senior management to discuss topics relevant to the region. Following the trip, students reflect on the insights gained from the experience and write a culminating paper on a pertinent topic.

Class Profile

The Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA Class of 2018 enrolls 106 students, which are 35-years old on average. About 33 percent of the class identifies as female and the average amount of work experience per student is 11 years.

Careers

The Wharton School of Business provides individualized career planning, advancement and transition strategies. Students have access to career programs, workshops, speakers, and informational resources that address a wide-range of career topics and industries in the marketplace. Wharton provides the opportunity to cultivate important professional networks consisting of Wharton alumni, key employers and industry leaders that will be of value to MBA Exec students.

General career management services, which begin in the second term, include: career assessment and planning, individualized career counseling and coaching, online career resources available 24/7, resume review, interview preparation and planning long-term career strategies.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The total cost of tuition for the Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA is currently $198,600 over two years.

Wharton School of Business encourages U.S. citizens and permanent residents to first consider the Federal Direct and Direct Grad PLUS loan programs when they need to borrow. Federal Direct and Direct GRAD PLUS Loans offer fixed interest rates, low fees, and favorable repayment benefits.
A number of private lenders and other financial institutions offer education loans to students. These loans are referred to as private alternative loans.

Students are encouraged to investigate all sources of funding, including government and private scholarships, prior to borrowing from any loan program.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA program must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to the Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, current résumé and two professional letters of recommendation. A letter of endorsement from the applicant’s organization is a required part of the application. The school also requires applicants to complete three essay questions along with an optional fourth essay. Official GMAT score OR GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $180 application fee.

An admissions interview is a required part of the admissions process.

Application Deadlines

For the Wharton San Francisco Executive MBA Class of 2018, the application deadlines are as follows:

  • December 6, 2017
  • February 7, 2018