Wharton Celebrates Grand Opening of West Coast Campus
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School recently announced the official grand opening of its new West Coast home, Wharton | San Francisco, in the Hills Plaza building on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. The new, larger campus opened February 9th and will accommodate the school’s growing west coast MBA for Executives program and a range of additional school activities.
Wharton | San Francisco initially opened its doors 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. This facility, complete with views of the San Francisco Bay, touts 30% more space than the school’s previous home, and is equipped with state-of-the-art HD, amphitheater classrooms and a host of group study rooms.
The new campus 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,” says Doug Collom, vice dean of Wharton | San Francisco.