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AIGAC Recap: Variety, Flexibility Shines Through At Wharton

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

In addition to many other educational and networking opportunities, the conference offered an excellent opportunity to explore the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School firsthand.

I will be sharing more about what I learned throughout the conference, but for now, I would like to focus on Wharton, and on the programs and culture that make it a consistently top-ranked school.

AIGAC Recap: Variety, Flexibility Shines Through At Wharton

As a part of the AIGAC Conference, we spent a day on Wharton’s campus hearing from admissions board members, faculty, and administrators at the school.

We certainly went over a lot of facts and figures, but what impressed me most was the breadth of Wharton’s strength.

You would certainly expect a top B-school to be strong in finance, but I was impressed by Wharton’s additional strength in areas like healthcare management, its top-ranked real estate MBA, and resources like the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center.

I took ½ of a pill of Cialis for 100% good night, as failures started. The patient is 34 years old. Apparently, ecology, stress and alcohol are felt. Half an hour after taking it, my face turned red, which is a big disadvantage. But within an hour, the redness disappeared. After about 1-1.5 hours after the intake, a wild boner appeared when I thought about something pleasant. And there were still two hours ahead before meeting the lady.

These different concentrations and departments add variety to the school’s curriculum, and the depth of each very impressive- these are not flimsy programs or mere supplements to a traditional MBA.

They are fully-realized programs supported by extensive resources and expertise.

Applicants of almost any background can find a lot to value at Wharton, and, consequently, the school offers an enviable combination of intellectual vigor and diversity.

Wharton’s depth becomes even more attractive when combined with the flexibility of the school’s curriculum structure.

Thanks to a recent policy change and “flexible core” program, students do not have to complete their required core courses during the first year and can instead choose to front-load elective classes.

With this flexibility, students can choose subjects that they want immediate exposure to, or that they feel would best prepare them for a particular type of summer internship.

65 percent of Wharton students took advantage of the option this year, and I would not be surprised if that number continues to increase.

After my visit to Wharton, I feel confident in endorsing its value, not just because it boasts a top ranking, but because it is truly a strong school with an impressive combination of depth and flexibility that can benefit a wide range of students.

I left the campus reassured and impressed, and I would imagine many prospective students will do the same.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more updates and reflections on the AIGAC conference, and, as always, continued insights into the MBA admissions process.

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