It would be a mistake to think of Wharton as a program that excels only in churning out investment bankers and management consultants. Indeed, Wharton boasts a truly international program, ranked #2 in this area in the U.S. News & World Report MBA Ranking by Specialty in 2010.
A full 38% of the 2011 incoming class is made up of international students, and almost 23% of 2009 graduates took jobs outside the United States. Students who wish to study international business have no lack of options, including the following:
- Between 100 and 150 Wharton students study at a partner school each year. One popular option is to leverage Wharton's alliance with INSEAD by taking classes at one of that program's campuses in Fontainebleau, France, or in Singapore. Alternatively, students can choose a semester-long exchange program at any of 15 partner schools.
- Students who wish to pursue a dual degree in business and international studies can combine a Wharton MBA with an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute, a 24-month intensive program designed for those who seek to conduct high-level business in a country outside the United States. This program has been described by BusinessWeek as arguably the single best global management experience anywhere.