How To Get Into Wharton

It's a four-step process that may not result in actually getting into Wharton but will leave you $595 poorer.

FNCE 104: Nothing's Free.

Step one: Give Wharton $595. Step two: Take Wharton’s new online Business Foundations course. Step three: Excel.

Complete all three steps, and Wharton will let you apply for free. Or, you could skip those steps and just pay the regular $265 application fee.

The new series, which is set to begin in April, comprises four courses: accounting, finance, marketing and operations management, as well as a capstone project in which students apply newly acquired skills to real-world problems, the school said. The school has initial partnership agreements with Indian e-commerce site and music site Shazam Entertainment Ltd. to field students’ projects.

Wharton’s New Online Courses Include Incentives [WSJ]


Business School Applicants Having None Of This "Show Us You Can Speak Without Paying A Consultant $500 To Show You How" Crap

After years of receiving scripted answers to questions from would-be business school students re: why they want to go to Harvard/Wharton/Stanford/Sloan or what they think of a company's earnings potential or where they see themselves in five to ten years or what they ate for breakfast, admissions officers have lately been taking a new tack in an attempt to see the "real" side of applicants. Hoping to get a little "unrehearsed honesty" and insight into who these people really are, prospective students are being asked to submit "reflections" ("a short, off-the-cut note that must be submitted within 24 hours of an admissions interview") and take part in "team-based discussions," for which they're told to "relax, be genuine," not worry about giving the "right" answer, and just say what they really think, rather than what a coach told them to say they think. Unfortunately, Harvard and Wharton officials apparently have no idea who they're dealing with here. You can't make future b-school students relax and be genuine! You can't! You won't!