Wharton is to finance what Harvard is to general management or Northwestern is to marketing. There's an impressive variety of financial electives here taught by some of the best finance faculty in the world. Even with Wall Street in decline, some 41% of Wharton's Class of 2012 headed into the financial services industry, up from 38.5% a year earlier.
Yet, Wharton is much more than a school of finance. The strength of the finance program may overshadow other departments, but the school is strong in marketing, real estate, and entrepreneurship, and is growing its social impact focus.
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