Wharton | San Francisco Breaks Ground on New, Expanded Facility

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | 215-746-6471June 29, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO-- The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today that its Wharton | San Francisco campus will relocate to the historic Hills Plaza building on the San Francisco Embarcadero in January 2012, with construction on the new space commencing this month.

With the rise in Wharton MBA for Executives and executive education program participation over the past decade, School faculty and administrators this past year devised a plan for the relocation of Wharton | San Francisco to a new campus. Wharton | San Francisco at Hills Plaza will offer enhanced space versus Wharton | San Francisco’s current facility at the Folger Building. The new space will allow state of the art amphitheater classrooms and space for alumni events.

The move to Hills Plaza coincides with a School-wide celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Wharton | San Francisco. Since its establishment in 2001, more than 700 alumni have successfully earned their MBA degree at Wharton | San Francisco. Key to the program’s success, students at Wharton | San Francisco are taught the same curriculum and by the same faculty as those in Philadelphia. In addition, Wharton | San Francisco serves as the School’s center for the 12,000 Wharton alumni who live on the West Coast.

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