From the Director of Admissions

For over 30 years, The Lauder Institute has been providing students who are passionate about international business a highly integrated joint-degree program which goes beyond what a Wharton MBA or Penn Law JD alone can offer. Taught by a faculty of international scholars, the Institute’s seminars and immersions have prepared more than 1,700 alumni for successful and often international careers in sectors from consulting to finance to technology to social impact.

Lauder alumni are global business leaders; Lauder students are poised to become the leaders of tomorrow. In a community as warm and familial as it is driven and as collaborative as it is competitive, the Lauder Institute serves business professionals in a way that is lasting and lifelong.

The Lauder Institute’s 24-month program is demanding. We seek students whose educational credentials, work experience, and past cultural exposure – including advanced knowledge of at least one language other than English – are evidence of the highest degree of potential to excel in our flexible international studies curriculum. We seek students who are excited by the opportunity to build intercultural competencies at the Institute that first brought international study to business education.

We invite you to learn more about the Lauder Institute. Browse our website for information about the Lauder program, faculty, students, and research. Familiarize yourself with how the curriculum works. If our program fits your interests and you are a) applying for Wharton MBA admission, b) applying for Penn Law admission, or c) a first-year Penn Law student, we invite you to apply to the Lauder Institute.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also download the Lauder Admissions Brochure 2015-16. We look forward to hearing from you.


Marcy Bevan, Ed.D.
Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations
The Lauder Institute