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Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion Prompt 2023-2024

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The prompt for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion (TBD) for the 2023-2024 admissions season is below. The exercise this year focuses on the Wharton Global Youth Program, which creates business-oriented activities for pre-collegiate students. Here is the prompt:

“This year’s question tasks you and fellow TBD participants to name and design a new course on a cutting-edge business topic for Wharton’s Pre-baccalaureate Program. As part of the Wharton Global Youth Program, this opportunity for exceptional junior and senior high school students introduces them business education. The idea is to inspire talented young people to analyze the world’s complex challenges as they take their first steps toward becoming leaders who will transform the global economy.

“Your team’s challenge is to develop a course on a cutting-edge topic for the generation of young business leaders coming behind you. You’ll name the course, outline the topic and themes, identify faculty to lead the course, and decide on learning outcomes and assessment methods.”

Of course, beyond the specifics of this year’s TBD prompt, it is important to understand the basic mechanics of the TBD and to know how you might handle the different sorts of team members you may encounter (from the talkers to the timid). Applicants can tune into our podcast episode on the Team-Based Discussion because we break down the format and advise on how to perform well. Remember that Wharton will be conducting all interviews virtually.

And, as always, remember that the Clear Admit Interview Archive also offers a repository of applicant-submitted details about the interview process.

Good luck!

Lauren Wakal
Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.