EMBA Application Deadlines & Timeline

The Wharton MBA for Executives program has two application rounds per year with two key dates for each round: Application Deadline and Decision Dates. Read below for information on application requirements and assistance.

Class Entering in 2025

Please note:  The application for the class entering in 2025 will open in July 2024.
Application DeadlineInterview Invitations Decision Release
Round 1Monday, October 14, 2024Monday, November 18, 2024Thursday, December 19, 2024
Round 2Tuesday, January 14, 2025Thursday, February 20, 2025Thursday, March 27, 2025

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET the day of the deadline. Your application must be complete and submitted by the deadline to be considered. International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in Round 1 to allow time for visa processing. 

The Wharton MBA Program for Executives seeks a diverse and well-rounded class.  As such, we do not release decisions on a rolling basis; rather, we evaluate each round of applicants as a whole. Please see application timelines and deadlines summarized above.

We encourage you to read our website to learn more about the program and to sign-up for an upcoming event. Perusing WEMBA stories is another great way to discover how the program has impacted our students and alumni.  If you have done your homework and have specific questions about your candidacy, you may Schedule a Conversation with a member of our admissions team.

Submitting Your Application


You may begin your online application at any time during the admissions process, and you can continue to edit and add to your information before you submit the completed application. You have until 5:00 p.m. ET on the day of the deadline to submit your completed application.


Interviews are by invitation only. If selected for an interview, we will contact you to arrange the interview as part of the application process. The interview is a chance for us to ask specific questions about your candidacy and for you to provide a more personal explanation about your professional background and interests. Interviews are conducted virtually. 

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are announced online; you can view the decision by logging into your online application account after 12:00 p.m. ET on the decision release date.

Information for California Program

California residents applying to the Wharton MBA Program for Executives in San Francisco, please see information regarding the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

A note for applicants to the program’s Global Cohort

The Wharton MBA for Executives degree program is offered by the University of Pennsylvania, an institution of higher education authorized to confer degrees and certificates conferring academic credit under applicable laws of the United States.  Students who are interested in participating in the program from countries other than the United States are advised that each jurisdiction may have its own laws and regulations governing online educational programs, and some jurisdictions may not recognize course credit or an online degree awarded by the University as satisfying local requirements for professional licensure, employment qualification, or other purposes.  Before enrolling in this program, prospective students should investigate their jurisdiction’s treatment of foreign online programs to ensure that participation in this program will meet their objectives.