We are excited to welcome and congratulate the newest members of the Wharton MBA Program for Executives! Orientation week in San Francisco brought together 90 men and women from 6 states. One hundred fourteen new Wharton EMBA students in Philadelphia came from 20 states and Bermuda. All 204 members of our 33rd EMBA class completed (and survived) what is fondly known as “boot camp,” where they got right to work studying and bonding with each other!
The EMBA Class of 2009 includes students from a diverse set of industries and functional experiences, ranging from traditional Wall Street firms to Silicon Valley start-ups, from alternative energy providers to oil and gas lobbyists, from healthcare specialists in insurance, pharmaceuticals, the private practice and the VA to strategic consultants and high-tech managers. You can see more detailed profiles of both first year classes: Class Profiles
After student introductions, partners who attended the first day of orientation went on city tours in Philadelphia and San Francisco. As the week progressed, each day was filled with not just classes, but with team meetings, time with faculty and other program events designed to help everyone get settled. Boot camp culminated with a toast after the last class and then students headed back home, loaded down with bulk packs and assignments, along with a sense of enthusiasm about how this program has already impacted them.
The Admissions team is now gearing up to recruit the 34th class of Wharton Executive MBA students. Please keep an eye on this site for reception details as they develop and our updated online application. Both should be live by the end of July when you’ll be able to register for events and start an online app account.