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 2022

Application DeadlineDecision Release Date
Round 1December 8, 2021 (11:59 p.m. PST)*Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Round 2February 9, 2022 (11:59 p.m. PST)*Wednesday, March 23, 2022

* Your application must be complete by the deadline in order for a decision to be released on time.

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 phone chat 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 midnight PT on the day of the deadline to complete your online application.

Any materials you submit in hard copy (e.g. official transcripts and letter of sponsorship) must arrive in our office by 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

You can request a deadline extension if you have a compelling reason for needing one by contacting the office to which you’re applying.


You can schedule an interview once you have started your application. Do not wait until you submit your complete application to schedule your required admissions interview.  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.

Until the University gives us clearance to have visitors on campus, interviews will be conducted virtually. We will start taking appointments for the 2021 admissions cycle in August. Slots fill up quickly, so schedule your interview as soon as your start your application.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are announced online; you can view the decision by logging into your online application account after 5:00 p.m. ET (Philadelphia applicants) and 5:00 p.m. PT (San Francisco applicants) 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.