Wharton Business School in San Francisco Reaches A Perfect 10.

Celebrating it’s 10th year anniversary this May, Wharton Business School’s San Francisco branch looks back on the last 10 years with stories from various entrepreneurs who have achieved considerable success with their startups in an article titled A Perfect 10 on it’s ‘Get It Started‘ blog.

“Since Wharton- San Francisco opened its doors ten years ago it has become a hub of entrepreneurial activity.

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Ron Murayama, a dentist and entrepreneur in Orange County, California, knew that he needed a formal business education. He applied to and was accepted into Wharton – San Francisco’s inaugural executive MBA class. Wharton – San Francisco solved that problem,” says Deng, who launched Northern Light Venture Capital in Beijing after graduating from Wharton in 2005.

Douglas Collom, vice dean of Wharton – San Francisco, says this was evident on the first day of class last year when 80 out of 95 first-year students signed up to join the Entrepreneurship Club. It can be like rubbing two sticks together to get fire when our students talk about their ventures with each other,” says Collom, describing the entrepreneurial environment at Wharton – San Francisco.

A case in point is Deng, who teamed up with classmate Jeffrey Lee while at Wharton – San Francisco to found Northern Light Venture Capital. Deng notes that he also has invested in several companies founded by his Wharton classmates.

Another example is Scott Hilton who joined Wharton – San Francisco classmate Marc Lore’s startup, Diapers.com (recently sold to Amazon.com for $550 million), after graduating in 2007.

About the Wharton Executive MBA Program

Currently, the Executive MBA program in San Francisco offers seven classes focusing on different aspects of entrepreneurship. In addition to courses, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs (WEP) has a staff member at Wharton – San Francisco, Irina Yuen, a graduate of Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences as well as Penn’s dual MBA/MA degree Lauder Program. Many of the events, including the Wharton Entrepreneurs’ Workshops are open to Wharton alumni who now number more than 12,000 in the region.

“When we’re putting together speakers and programs around entrepreneurship at Wharton – San Francisco, it’s not hard to find people in the VC and entrepreneurship community to participate in our events,” says Collom. Entrepreneurship has always been a major focus for this campus, but we’re really starting to move the dial in this area and it’s something that can benefit the entire Wharton community.”

[ Source: Wharton / Get It Started. Photo via noehill.com ]

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2 Responses to "Wharton Business School in San Francisco Reaches A Perfect 10."

  1. MBA, humm pretty impressive article. Fransisco is always looked for this kind of development. So it is something like a part of this fast development. Academy of art university is also making this kind of progressive plans.

  2. That is great that Wharton Business School in San Francisco Reaches A Perfect 10.That schools always do the development in the MBA program and it is good.

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