Welcome to our Incoming West and East Coast Classes!June 1, 2012
Wharton | San Francisco has grown quite a lot since its first class of 65 students arrived in 2001. Eleven years later, the program is now located in the historic Hills Brother Plaza and is welcoming a record number of 102 students.
The West Coast incoming class is comprised of approximately a quarter women with almost 18% of the class commuting from outside California. Those students are based in locations such as Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Texas and even Mexico and Hong Kong.
With an average age of 35, nearly 40% hold advanced degrees. Students represent a diversity of areas ranging from healthcare to technology to energy to nonprofits. In the class are a producer for Bloomberg, the cofounder of a charter school, the president of the world’s largest container company, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, a recipient of the Bronze Star in the U.S. Navy, and a manager for Cirque de Soleil.
The incoming East Coast class in Philadelphia is similarly diverse with 117 students coming from industries such as consulting, investment banking, energy, defense, telecommunications, and legal services. The class is comprised of five naval officers and eight physicians. There are 23 counties represented in the East first year class. Spanish companies figure prominently in this class, with Gamesa and Santander employees among the new students.
A record 23% of the class now commutes to Philadelphia from outside the Northeast Corridor, hailing from Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and even Puerto Rico and Ontario. Their average age is 34 and nearly 40% hold advanced degrees.
Welcome, WEMBA 38s! We look forward to getting to know you better over the next two years.