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The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines, January 4-8, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the Week Ahead in the New Year! Given the number of deadlines this week, we’re posting a little earlier than usual. Round 2 is Underway The majority of leading MBA programs have their Round 2 application deadlines this week, as Round 1 decisions have... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Like all interviews this year, my team-based discussion was hosted on Zoom by two second-year Wharton students. As everyone logged onto the platform, we introduced ourselves and kept some light chatter. Once the interview officially kicked off, the two second-year students kept their video on and watched us carry out... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 3 / Second-Year Student

The first interview was a team based discussion with 5 other applicants. There were 75% men and 25% women, myself included. The question discussed was how to plan the inauguration of a new building on the UPenn campus. What surprised me was that some candidates were completely silent and some... Read more »

Wharton MBA & Lauder Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

Post-TBD, I had a 15-minute 1-on-1 interview with an Admissions Fellow in a separate Zoom link. It was very straightforward with only 2 questions: “Why MBA at Wharton?” and “What questions do you have for me?” For Lauder, it was a 30-minute Zoom call with another Admissions Fellow that was... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Adcom / Skype

Team Based Discussion: Received interview invite on October 28th along with the discussion prompt (not allowed to disclose details of the prompt). I scheduled my team discussion for mid-November. I studied the prompt and prepared a few ideas and my 1 minute pitch before the interview. I was able to... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Decisions, December 14-18, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 1 Decisions continue to roll out.  Many leading MBA programs are now releasing their Round 1 decisions. It’s important to note that some schools start... Read more »

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

TBD with introductions for 35 min followed by 1-1 for 10 min Why MBA? Why Wharton? Questions for interviewer?

Wharton MBA Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

I logged into Zoom about 10 minutes before the interview and had some free time to chat with the five other students in my TBD group. I wore a suit and tie. One guy wore a button up with blazer. The women wore business formal. One guy was in his... Read more »

Wharton MBA Employment Report, Class of 2020: Strong Placement Amid Pandemic

The Wharton School has released its MBA Class of 2020 employment report, showcasing how its strengths in job placement and finance still stand even in the current climate of pandemic and economic recession. There were 904 graduating students in Wharton’s Class of 2020. Of the 681 MBA graduates seeking employment,... Read more »

Forté Foundation Report Reveals Women Holding Their Ground in MBA Programs

Women, disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at work, are poised to be at the forefront of the coming recovery. The Forté Foundation has released a report indicating that, despite conditions that have widened the gender gap in the worldwide economy, enrollment of women in its member schools’ MBA programs held... Read more »

Wharton’s Team Based Discussion Interview Prompt 2020-2021

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is now interviewing applicants for the Class of 2023.  As many of our readers know, Wharton’s interview process centers on a ‘team-based discussion’ (TBD), during which a small group of 5-6 prospective students are brought together to present their thoughts on an... Read more »

Real Humans of the Wharton School’s MBA Class of 2022

Great things happen in Philadelphia, including earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, get to know some of the newest members of the leading business school. The MBA Class of 2022 at Wharton is one of the... Read more »

Applicant Insights Workshop: Recap & Video

Clear Admit recently completed our fourth and final session of our Applicant Insight Essay Workshop Series, featuring an additional five of the world’s top business schools. The list includes, Berkeley Haas, Cornell Johnson, INSEAD, London Business School & UNC Kenan-Flagler. During the round table discussion, each school’s representatives dove deep... Read more »

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2020-2021

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 September Intake) 11/6/2020... Read more »

Clear Admit’s Essay Insight Virtual Events Are Back!

Back by popular demand! We’re pleased to announce two more dates in our Application Insights Event Series, giving you direct access to – and advice from – decision-makers at leading MBA programs. These essay-focused workshop events will be offered on two dates – November 11th & November 18th – with... Read more »

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