Semester in San Francisco

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The Wharton School provides the opportunity for a select group of MBA students to spend the fall semester of their second year taking classes in San Francisco.  All classes and other activities are held at the Wharton San Francisco campus located at the Hills Brothers Plaza on the Embarcadero.

About 70 full-time MBA students make up the Semester in San Francisco cohort each Fall semester.

The Semester in San Francisco combines classroom instruction with extracurricular activities and various kinds of engagement with the regional economy to create a cohesive educational experience.  The specific course electives offered are selected through a process that begins by soliciting proposals from second year MBA students who have expressed interest in the program. The curriculum tends to be focused on entrepreneurship and technology and draws upon the people and resources of the Bay Area.

Fall 2017 Semester in San Francisco Information Session

For those who are not current students, but interested in opportunities to study for their MBA at Wharton San Francisco, information on the MBA for Executives is available here.


Fall 2018 Round 1 applications are now open.

Round 1:

  • Applications due: January 14, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
  • Decisions released: February 8, 2019
  • Accept/decline by: March 15, 2019
  • No wait list: if not accepted in Round 1, you may apply again in Round 2

Round 2:

  • Applications open: April 22, 2019
  • Applications due: May 10, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
  • Decisions released: June 1, 2019
  • Accept/decline by: June 21, 2019

Christine Sweeney, Coordinator, Co-Curricular Programs