Application Information

To Apply for a Program

Completed applications should be submitted as early as possible to ensure a place in the program.

How to Apply: Click one of the red “Apply Now” buttons located on each program page in the "All Programs" section.

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Admissions Criteria

Wharton Executive Education carefully monitors the balance of industries, regions, functions, and companies in each program session. By doing so, we lay the foundation for a strong peer-learning environment. Applications are subject to acceptance by Wharton Executive Education.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in the administration of its educational policies, programs, or activities, admissions policies and procedures, scholarship and loan programs, employment, recreational, athletic, or other University-administered programs.

Questions or concerns regarding the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and activities or accommodations for people with disabilities should be directed to:

Executive Director
Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs
3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228
Philadelphia, PA 19104.6106
+1.215.898.6993 (voice)
+1.215.898.7803 (TDD)

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Tuition is due upon acceptance into the program. We accept wire transfers, checks made payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania,” and credit cards. To pay by VISA, MasterCard, or American Express, please contact the Payment Processing Center at +1.215.898.5737. Prices are subject to change without notice. You can expect to receive specific information and materials regarding preparation and logistics approximately three weeks before the program start date if your full tuition payment has been received.

For applicants to the Advanced Management Program only:
The total Advanced Management Program (AMP) fee is $55,000. This includes private accommodations, most meals, and all program materials. If you are accepted into AMP, we will issue your company an invoice. A refundable $15,000 deposit is required to reserve your place. Payment in full — by check, wire transfer, or credit card — must be received at least 60 days before the program start date. A full refund will be issued if cancellation in writing is received 90 days prior to the start of the program. Otherwise, the $15,000 cancellation fee will apply. 

For California residents only:
Any questions or problems concerning this School that have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the School should be directed to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, 400 R Street, Suite 5000, Sacramento, CA 95814, or +1.916.445.3427 (phone).

We are registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools based on our written application to the state. Registration does not mean that we have met all of the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate or licensed or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form.

Special enrollment conditions apply to California residents. Information will be provided upon registration. Please contact a course consultant for a California Resident Enrollment Form at +1.800.255.3932 or by e-mail at

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Cancellation of Registration

Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received more than 45 days prior to a program’s start date will incur a charge of 10 percent of the full tuition; for cancellations received between seven and 45 days prior to a program’s start date, 30 percent of the full tuition will be charged. Cancellations received less than seven days prior to a program’s start date will incur a charge of 100 percent of the full tuition. If a registrant fails to attend without notification, or if a withdrawal occurs on or after a program start date, full tuition will be forfeited.

For online programs: Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to the start of the program will incur a charge of 30 percent of the full tuition; for cancellations received 7 to 14 days prior to a program’s start date, 50 percent. Cancellations received less than seven days prior to a program’s start will be charged 100 percent of the full tuition.

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Refunds and Transfers of Registrations

Participants who need to transfer to another Wharton Executive Education program can do so within one year of the start date of the original program. Requests to transfer received seven to 45 days prior to the start date will incur a charge of 20 percent of the full tuition; requests received within seven days will incur a charge of 30 percent of the full tuition. The remaining balance can be applied to another Wharton Executive Education program or refunded within one year of the original program date.

Please note that 100 percent of the full tuition will be forfeited if one of the following occurs:

  • The registrant does not enroll in another program within one year of the original start date.
  • The registrant has not requested a refund within one year of the original start date.
  • The registrant transfers more than two times.

For online programs only: Participants who wish to transfer to another Wharton Executive Education program will be allowed to do so, as long as they make their request in writing prior to Week 2 of the program. There is no fee to transfer from an online program.

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If a request to substitute a registrant is received in writing prior to a program’s start date, Wharton may, in its sole discretion, permit the substitution at no additional charge if the candidate is qualified.

Time Cancellation Penalty Transfer Penalty Participant Substitution Penalty
More than 45 days notice 10% 0% 0%
Seven to 45 days notice 30% 20% 0%

Less than seven days notice

100% 30% 0%

Online Programs Only

Time Cancellation Penalty Transfer Penalty Participant Substitution Penalty
More than 14 days notice 30% 0% 0%
Seven to 14 days notice 50% 0% 0%
Less than seven days notice 100% 0% 0%

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Additional Policies

Application, withdrawal, transfer, and tuition benefit policies apply only to Leadership, Management, Finance, and Marketing programs and some Senior Management Programs. Different policies are in place for Programs for Organizations (Custom Programs), online programs, the Advanced Management Program, the Executive Development Program, and the Wharton Fellows Program. Please see their respective pages for contact information.

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Additional Benefits for Groups

When four or more participants from any one organization attend the same program, Wharton offers up to three hours of out-of-class consulting time with faculty — at no extra cost. The faculty will be chosen based on the needs of the organization or that particular group. The consultation time is an opportunity for participants to explore issues pertinent to their organization — in effect, to customize their Wharton experience.

In lieu of the consultation time, the team of four or more participants can opt for a 10 percent discount on each enrollment. This tuition discount will be refunded only upon the conclusion of the program. All four (or more) participants must attend the same offering. Please note that the number of people from one organization who can attend a particular program may be limited, depending on class size.

Faculty consultations must be arranged in advance with Executive Education staff when you submit your application. We will not be able to provide this benefit after the start of the program. This option offers your organization the best of both worlds — the powerful solutions of Wharton’s executive programs and customization designed to meet the needs of your specific business challenges. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Maria Minniti, Director of Program Consultation, by phone at +1.215.573.6155 or by e-mail at who will assist you with the necessary arrangements.

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Advance Preparation

Any advance preparation to be completed prior to attending the program, such as pre-readings, will be provided to you by a program coordinator, provided that full tuition payment has been received before the start of the program.

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Professional Credit

The Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards and boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual programs. In accordance with NASBA guidelines, all our programs have a group-live instructional method. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to: NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219.2417 (

If you require CPE credits, please contact a program consultant or your program coordinator, who can tell you the number of credits for your program. In addition, some programs offer CME, CLE, or CNE credits, when appropriate.

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Insurance Coverage

The University requires that all students/participants maintain insurance for medical care, illness, and injury. The University is not responsible for medical expenses incurred while attending a program. Please make sure that any private insurance provides valid coverage in the United States.

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English Language Program

All participants must be able to comprehend and converse in English. For participants whose native language is not English, the University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Program facilitates the transition to an intensive, all-English environment with special courses for Wharton Executive Education participants. Please call +1.215.898.8681, or e-mail:

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All notices should be sent to:

Maria Minniti
Program Consultation & Client Engagement
Aresty Institute of Executive Education
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
+1.215.898.1776 (phone)
+1.215.898.2061 (fax)

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Contact a Program Consultant

For more information about Wharton Executive Education programs, including issues regarding refunds, complaints, or program cancellation policies:

1.800.255.3932 (U.S. and Canada)
+1.215.898.1776 (worldwide)
+1.215.898.2064 (fax)

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Travel and Visa

Click here for travel and visa information.

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