Wharton | San Francisco Unveils New Home for Its West Coast Campus

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Opening event showcases expanded, state-of-the art business school for Bay Area executives

SAN FRANCISCO — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the official grand opening of its new West Coast campus home, Wharton | San Francisco, in the historic Hills Plaza building on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Commemorated by a Grand Opening celebration this evening, February 9th, the new, larger campus will accommodate the school’s growing west coast MBA for Executivesprogram and a range of additional school activities.

Wharton | San Francisco initially opened its doors in San Francisco in 2001; in response to rising interest in its west coast offerings, Wharton decided to increase its commitment to the region with a new, expanded campus. The new facility touts 30% more space than the School’s previous home in the Folger building, and is equipped with state-of-the-art HD, amphitheater classrooms, a host of group study rooms plus stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. The new campus and its features will serve as a hub for the School’s international activities, new offerings from Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs (WEP), alumni events and more.

“As business and entrepreneurial activities proliferate in San Francisco and across the West coast, companies are increasingly demanding skilled, mature leaders. The education provided at Wharton | San Francisco is a key factor in the development of capable leaders to helm the businesses at the forefront of the regional – and global – economy,” said Doug Collom, vice dean of Wharton | San Francisco.

“The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is a premiere institution that is making a tremendous investment in San Francisco,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “Wharton graduates will join a talented group of employees here in our City who are attracting businesses from around the world looking for the best talent.”

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About the Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania— founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 88,000 graduates. For more information: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/sanfrancisco/

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