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Wharton West woos entrepreneursThe University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is betting that a new West Coast campus will raise its high-tech profile. We'll take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new digs.
(Warden?) West. The University of Pennsylvania, San Francisco campus has been turning out NBAs for a decade. But in order to attract (silicon?) valleys elite, the university is giving itself a (face lift?). So we're here in the historic hills brother's plaza. We are just taking over the space in December. So here we have our dining room which houses just over a hundred of our current students which we're bringing every weekend for the NBA program for executives. And the curriculum has entrepreneurial flavorings. We do a number of work shops for entrepreneurs and we (drop?) folks who've been successful from different parts of entrepreneurial ventures and also invite (??) capitalist and private equity and folks who have had successful start ups into our space but there are challenges deepening your routes and competitive value environment. Opening on the West Coast (Warden?) is basically in the backyard of Stanford and (Birkley?) which are sort of the two incumbent NBA branch. At least on the West Coast. So some of the challenges that (Warden?) is facing a (rally?) face for you know is some more time are around (Brandimich?) and getting more people to know about the (Warden?) as a West Coast business school. (Warden?) unlike Stanford offers an executive NBA that's design for working students will classes occurring on the weekends with the total two year tuition at almost a $174,000. The school is banking on the (Warden?) brand and the well factor. We have state of the (art?) technology within the classroom again using natural light including our skylights to help balance the use of energy in the classroom. For students the move from the old location was a welcome one. That's so much bigger space and there's a lot of open areas which really facilitates discussions and faculty members too who flight off from the East Coast campus to teach a (Warden?) West are bidding the beast school can capture a new wave of NBAs. There was quite an entrepreneurial in spirit that's really picked up and I think one thing that happened a couple of years ago with a big collapse in finance is one of those very, very good students who might have gone to a (McKenzie?) or (??) now are getting more exciting about starting our (own?) companies. I'm (Sumidas?) for CNET news.com.