Driven by Alumni & Recruiters
The MBA Writing Requirement was created in response to:
- Wharton Alumni—Who said that effective writing was a key contributor to their career success.
- Recruiters—Who explained that, among MBA students, the ability to write well is one of the least common, but most valued skills sought by employers.
- Each incoming MBA student is assigned a writing coach, many of whom are professional journalists and editors.
- Coaches will provide feedback on your assignments that is tailored to your individual strengths and weaknesses as a writer.
Flexible Workload & Next Steps
- The writing requirement takes place entirely online and so doesn’t conflict with any of your classes or other commitments.
- After you have submitted the form below, you will be redirected to Canvas, Wharton’s online learning system. Here you will find the writing requirement under the Courses & Groups tab in the upper left of the page.
The Bloomberg Recruiter Report
Job Skills Companies Want But Can’t Get
- Business schools are supposed to produce graduates who have the abilities companies need most. But corporate recruiters say some highly sought-after skills are in short supply among newly minted MBAs.
- Look at the full chart, showing Communication skills among the top of the skills listed as less common, yet more desired.
Acknowledgement of the MBA Writing Requirement