Monday, July 23, 2012

Wharton Adds Team-Based Discussion to the Admissions Process

Karl Ulrich, the Vice Dean of Innovation at the Wharton School, announced recently via the school's MBA Admissions Blog that beginning this application season, the school will officially roll out a team-based discussion as a part of its admissions process this year.

The concept of Wharton's team-based discussion is not a new one, and has already been written about extensively here, here and here at Poets & Quants.  Details include the fact that the change was experimented with at the end of the previous admissions season, and that it involved a simulation of a real class discussion of a business issue.

It will be interesting to see how international students will be asked to participate in such a discussion, what format the interaction will take (live? some kind of internet-based video link?), or what alternatives may be offered.  I'll post more information on this as Wharton makes it available.

John Couke