Prospective Students

WASA offers support and resources to prospective students in the Wharton application process.

WASA is committed to providing support to all prospective students applying to the MBA program at The Wharton School with a strong interest or affiliation with Africa. We are willing to help with applications, essay and resume reviews, waitlist advice, etc. In addition to being able to directly contact our Prospective Students VP, Dean Udom with any and all inquiries, we have a number of resources available to visit campus, connect with us and learn more about Wharton.


If you are interested in the Wharton MBA communities for under-represented students, we invite you to visit us at our annual prospective student event Explore Wharton: Diversity in Action.

Co-sponsored by the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) and the Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association (WHAMBAA) and Wharton’s MBA Admissions Office, Explore Wharton gives you the opportunity to experience Wharton first-hand.

This two-day event focuses on Wharton MBA opportunities for prospective under-represented people of color. You will meet current students and administrators, attend classes with Wharton’s top professors and gain invaluable insights in the admissions process.

Discover how our distinctively collaborative environment, innovative learning channels, global reach, and diversity of talent, place you at the leading edge of new ideas that shape worldwide practice in the business, nonprofit and government sectors.

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WASA hosts student-led summer receptions for prospective students in cities across the African continent and the world. Please see below for a tentative list of locations. Final event details and sign-up information can be found on the Wharton Events page.

Please contact Vice President Management – External Affairs Lauren McHugh with questions.

- Atlanta
- Dubai
- Johannesburg
- Lagos
- London
- Nairobi
- New York
- Singapore

Additionally, Wharton admissions will be at the Africa MBA Indaba conference (Johannesburg, South Africa) August 1 – 2, 2016, followed by visits to the following locations (subject to change): Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos, Accra through the month of August. More details will be provided closer to the events here.


Each year during the annual Wharton Africa Business Forum, WASA hosts a session dedicated to prospective students, which is highly recommended. Please visit the WABF page to learn more.