4. Wharton - Univ. of Pennsylvania
4. Wharton - Univ. of Pennsylvania
Index: 98.0
2010 Rank: 4
Average GMAT: 720
Acceptance rate: 19%
Median base salary: $120,000
Suggested two-year budget: $178,400

A new MBA curriculum now delivers life-long education to MBA graduates, along with more leadership and communication experiences. The basic program is still focused around an intensive core curriculum in general management, plus the depth of 18 majors and the breadth of nearly 200 electives.

The school's month long pre-term session includes a two-day off-campus retreat where students begin the process of learning to lead in a team environment. The first year's focus is an intensive core curriculum that students complete together in learning teams of six.

During the summer months between the first and second years, students are busy with internships, career treks, and volunteer projects around the world. When they return, the second year curriculum offers flexibility to follow personal interests.

Percentage of MBAs with job offers at graduation: 88%

By Poets&Quants @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 08 2011: 2:15 PM ET
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