EMBA Stories: Admissions

Andrew Brown, WG’15, says Wharton was worth the investment. “The program has paid for itself in terms of salary growth and overall knowledge, but also—most importantly—from the people I met. The friendships and network are truly priceless.”

How Wharton Helped this Engineer Transition to the Business Side of the Defense Industry

Kerhyl Gantt, WG’19, credits Wharton’s EMBA Program with giving her the knowledge, perspective, and confidence to take on a newly created role at Nike as digital brand director of the Jordan Brand in North America.

How This Alumna Is Using Her Wharton MBA to Drive Digital Brand Strategy at Nike

“I haven’t been in school in 30 years. I knew this would take a lot of work, but I also knew that it would be good preparation for going back to school. It’s like running a marathon and test preparation is part of the training,” said Dr. Gordon Tang, WG’21.

How This Neurosurgeon Prepared for the Executive Assessment

“It is not GMAT-lite. Prepare with the same effort and dedication that you would for the GMAT or GRE,” advises Emily Kort, WG’21, who describes herself as a “non-quant person.”

An EMBA Student Shares Her Strategic Study Plan for the Executive Assessment

Edgardo Jimenez, WG’20, credits Wharton for helping him land a new role at the cutting-edge of technology. “This EMBA program adds so much value from the brand and curriculum to the network. It’s already paying off immeasurably and I haven’t even graduated yet,” he said.

How Wharton Helped this Mechanical Engineer Transition from Heavy Industry to Technology

Jaime Miranda, WG’19, relied on a structured approach to studying for the GMAT and working with a math tutor to achieve her goals.

How this Hotel Executive Prepared for the Quant Aspects of Wharton’s EMBA Program

Serial entrepreneur A.J. Steigman, WG’18, who came to Wharton to launch his next venture, Steignet, counts down the top 10 resources Wharton and Penn offer to entrepreneurs.

Top 10 Ways Wharton Can Help You Launch Your Startup

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether you fly six or 16 hours. You will grow with every challenge and figure out how to make it work, so make sure to pursue the best education possible and don’t limit yourself because of geography.”

Why Wharton’s EMBA Program is Worth Commuting to from Asia

Negotiations expert Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli shares some tips about how to discuss this important topic with your employer.

How to Talk with Your Employer about the Time Commitment You’ll Need for Wharton’s EMBA Program

Five EMBA students and alumni share their experience with self-sponsorship in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives and why it was worth the investment.

Why Paying for Your MBA is Worth the Investment