Semester in San Francisco

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

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.

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.

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.

SSF Fall 2024 Round 1 Admissions Timeline

  • Applications open: November 29, 2023
  • Applications due: January 22, 2024, 11:59 pm EST
  • Decisions released: February 15, 2024
  • Accept/decline by: March 20, 2024, 11:59 pm EST

SSF Fall 2024 Round 2 Admissions Timeline

  • Applications open: March 13, 2024
  • Applications due: April 3, 2024, 11:59 pm EST
  • Decisions released: April 10, 2024
  • Accept/decline by: May 1, 2024, 1159 pm EST

After Round 2, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, if there are spots available.


Christine Sweeney, Associate Director, Academic Affairs, MBA Program Office (
Christiana Wu, Director, Career Advising & Programming, MBA Career Management (