Established in 1881, The Wharton School is the world's first collegiate business school and one of the best ranked in the world. It is a business school of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Ivy League. According to Forbes Magazine, 90% of billionaires with MBA qualifications obtained their master's degree from one of three prestigious schools: Wharton, Harvard, or Columbia Business School.

The School has 11 academic departments and more than 20 research centers and initiatives, offering undergraduate, M.B.A., doctoral, and executive programs.

Academic departments include: Accounting, Finance, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, Health Care Management, Marketing, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Management, Statistics, Operations and Information Management, and Real Estate.

Business School Rankings:

- 2nd among the best graduate Accounting schools in the nation, and 3rd in the Graduate Business School Rankings (US News & World Report 2010).

- No. 1 in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2009 (tied for 1st with London Business School). Wharton is also placed 1st globally from 1998 - 2008.

- 3rd in the US News MBA Ranking 2009.

- No. 1 in the Business Week Undergraduate Business School Ranking (2006, 2007 and 2008).

- 17th in the ranking of World's Top Full-time MBA programs by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2008, moving up from 21st in 2007.

- No. 1 in the ranking of Top EMBA programs by Whitefield Consulting Worldwide 2008, moving up from 5th in previous year.

- 2nd in the Wall Street Journal EMBA Ranking 2008.

- The MBA program is ranked 3rd in the Los Mejores MBA Globales published by CNN Expansion (2008).

- 3rd for its Doctoral programs (PhD) in Accounting in the 27th Annual Professor’s Survey (2008).

- 4th in the Business Week ranking of Top US Full Time MBA Programs (2008).

- 2nd in the Business Week EMBA Ranking 2007.

- No. 1 in the FT Ranking of Top 85 EMBA programs in the world (2006).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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