Items that are more clearly identified as problematic are items such as written submissions and in-person interviews. Our essays and interviews are designed to provide answers to very specific questions. We are looking for an applicant's ability to clearly articulate their experiences and career aspirations. Applicants fall short on this task when they to not articulate enough or provide very general examples. We strive to see the story unfold through written and verbal expression. An applicant must also provide this through a résumé as well. Content, in addition to proficiency in grammar/spelling is an absolute must.
10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?
The typical Whitman Management School graduate M.B.A. student is one that possesses big ideas with realistic implementation. It is a student that thinks outside of the box to solve problems, personifies innovation and entrepreneurship, and is a change agent and effective leader with a global mindset. Students in the Whitman School are also contributors to community and champions of synergy.
Students in the full-time M.B.A. program come from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, and possess, on average, 30 months of full-time work experience.