It did not take any super genius to get into Penn in 1966.
Wait until they hear about what he did with all those mortgages...
Aren't Wharton types just the worst? (wink wink nudge nudge)
So this is (deeply) awkward.
Why can't Wharton just show love to self-professed Wharton legend Donald J. Trump?
According to Bloomberg, the money you're blowing on a trip to Ibiza now will pay off with a higher salary later.
Nothing pisses of The Donald more than joshing about his undergrad degree from the famed MBA program.
Wharton is probably afraid that alums like Raj Rajaratnam and Steve Cohen would be pretty embarrassed to be associated with The Donald.
Also, the "Ex PE [private equity] robots who just want to make money and die."
And who the Marriott School of Business needs to screw to make the Top 25.
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!
US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now.