Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Campus

Welcome to the

Philadelphia Campus

of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is the ideal location for a business school — small-scale and historic, with all the resources of a major East Coast city. It has been an academic hub for centuries — inspiring students with its entrepreneurial culture, academic opportunities, extensive cultural institutions, impressive culinary scene, and nightlife. One of the country’s liveliest, most diverse cities, it also puts you right in the heart of all the opportunities of the East Coast — a train ride away from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

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  • Wharton’s Philadelphia MBA for Executives Program cohort travels to the University of Pennsylvania campus every other weekend to learn.
  • Like the San Francisco and Global cohorts, Philadelphia cohort students kick off their program with an Orientation Week on Penn’s beautiful, Ivy League campus.
  • Philadelphia cohort students can take courses at our San Francisco campus, and enjoy opportunities to engage with full-time MBA students studying on campus.
  • The Wharton MBA is more than a business degree. The program will teach you core business insights, help you become a better leader and a more effective communicator, and set you on a path to advance your career.
  • Backed by the support of a tight-knit student cohort and dedicated administrative team, you won’t be alone in juggling work, school, and family life.
  • After graduation, you’ll become part of Wharton’s extensive alumni network of 104,000+ thought leaders around the world, and receive continued career advancement support.

Campus History

Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania is America’s first university and a member of the Ivy League. Penn has a legacy of educational innovation that includes America’s first medical school, first collegiate business school, first university teaching hospital, first journalism program, and first modern liberal arts curriculum. The current campus was established on the western edge of the city of Philadelphia in the 1870s and covers over 300 acres of city landscaping.

Philadelphia is the fifth-largest city in the U.S., home to more than 1.5 million residents. It offers diverse experiences and job opportunities, yet is small enough to feel like home. It has the highest standard of living per dollar of any major city in the Northeast corridor.

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Choose Your Executive MBA Journey

Earn the same Wharton MBA degree as full-time students while you work. Talented professionals may join our PhiladelphiaSan Francisco, or our new Global cohort.


Embrace the classic Ivy League experience when you travel to the University of Pennsylvania’s iconic campus.

San Francisco

Travel to Wharton’s West Coast campus,  strategically located in San Francisco's Embarcadero neighborhood


Designed for remote study using state-of-the-art technology that allows you to learn, thrive, and build community regardless of where you’re based.

Same MBA Degree, Same Global Network

Compare the MBA Program for Executives to the Full-time MBA

Same MBA Degree, Same Global Network

Compare the MBA Program for Executives to the Full-time MBA

Campus Resources

The campus’ resources extend from a state-of-the-art fitness center, donated by Wharton alum David Pottruck, to a library system with almost 6 million books and a 269-acre campus with countless educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Our many buildings are clustered at the center of the campus and form a community within Penn.

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Jon M. Huntsman Hall is home to the full-time MBA Program Office including Student Life and Academic Affairs. It is the single largest addition of academic space on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in more than half a century. This 320,000-square-foot building is designed around Wharton’s cohort learning model and integrates innovative learning technologies throughout the School. Huntsman Hall has 48 flexible, technologically equipped classrooms, four computer labs, 57 group study rooms, four floors of faculty offices, common spaces, and pedestrian walkways. Other notable features include an 8th-floor conference space, 300-seat auditorium, student cafés, and study lounges.

Steinberg Conference Center

The Steinberg Conference Center is home to the Aresty Institute of Executive Education. A learning-living environment, the center includes four amphitheaters, three large classrooms, 12 conference rooms, 103 guest rooms and suites equipped with networked personal computers, aerobic exercise room, executive dining facilities, evening lounge, and case rooms with video and computer technology. 

Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall

Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall, opened in 1952, was one of the first buildings erected on campus after World War II and the first built exclusively for the Wharton School. In 1983, the adjacent Steinberg Hall was added. The center for the School administration, it also houses the Undergraduate Division, several academic department offices, classrooms, and conference rooms.

Lauder Institute

The Lauder Institute is the home of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, this building contains offices, common spaces, and classrooms used by students in the Wharton/Lauder joint MBA/MA program for international business.

Vance Hall

Built in 1972 to house Wharton graduate programs, the Vance Hall building holds the MBA Program for Executives offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces. Built of concrete, steel, and glass, it is an example of the Philadelphia school of architecture.

A Survival Guide For Your First Term in Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives

For California Students

Please read information from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Frequently Asked Questions

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