Mar 12
Add rigor and system to your application to Wharton MBA
12 Mar, 2012. 3 Comments. MBA. Posted By: Denis
In my last post I outlined why I think most applicants to Wharton fail, and also gave a few pointers on what should be done instead. In this post I am offering a simple way to approach the application to Wharton and Wharton/Lauder in a rigorous and organized way. In the Art of War, Sun Tzu summarized the fundamental principles for an MBA application strategy in a very eloquent and surprisingly up-to-date verse: 故曰:知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆。 i.e. "So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you…
Mar 8
Why Most Applicants to Wharton Fail
8 Mar, 2012. 0 Comments. Admissions process, MBA. Posted By: Denis
Wharton is a super elite business school, make no mistake about that.  Note and shameless plug: The Wharton/Lauder program is even more exclusive. Every year thousands of applicants submit their applications in hopes of joining the ranks of Wharton MBAs with a unique life-long access to cutting edge business thought and education, an exceptional and powerful alumni network, very handsomely paid jobs (for the rest of their lives), and a good chance at extreme wealth and power anywhere they go. A Wharton MBA changes one’s life for the better. It has changed my life for the better, and I know…
Sep 23
Paul Hynek: Think of the two years on campus as orientation for the life-long program.
23 Sep, 2011. 0 Comments. Lauder Spotlight, MBA. Posted By: admin
Paul Hynek, who is the current President of the Lauder Institute Alumni Association, has kindly found time to talk with the me about his experience at the Wharton/Lauder program.  One of the recurring themes that is not difficult to identify in conversations about the Wharton/Lauder program with the alumni is that it invariably has a profound positive influence on both professional and personal development.  Paul's career success and contributions to communities everywhere he goes speak for themselves. What’s the magic recipe behind the positive force of the program?  How does one harness the great potential and take advantage of the many opportunities…
Aug 1
Update from Director of Lauder Institute: Innovations Abound
1 Aug, 2011. 2 Comments. MBA. Posted By: admin
Disclaimer: I have been waiting to release this post for a few months now, thinking that it would be most useful for those aspiring business school applicants from all over the world who are now defining the schools they want to target. Wharton/Lauder MBA/MA program strives to attract the best applicants, and I think providing this information now will give my beloved school an edge in this process. My goal in interviewing Prof. Mauro Guillen, Director of the Lauder Institute, was to get an update on how the program was changing, and how some of the earlier initiatives had been…
May 7
Letter to the Class of 2013! Welcome to the Lauder Family!
7 May, 2011. 2 Comments. MBA. Posted By: Wes
Posted by Wes Whitaker (Russian Track, Class of 2012) This Monday marks another important milestone for the Lauder Institute.  In less than 48 hours, the fresh faces of the new Lauder Class of 2013 will arrive on campus for the very first time.  I remember all too well the excitement and anticipation they must be feeling as they leave their jobs, pack up their belongings, and prepare to re-route their entire lives to Philadelphia for two whole years.  While I am certainly excited for the incoming students, it is with bittersweet emotion that I reflect back on my first year in…