Welcome to the Lauder Institute of

Management & International Studies

 The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies was founded by brothers Leonard and Ronald Lauder in 1983 in honor of their father, Joseph H. Lauder. The Lauder Institute offers a Master of Arts in International Studies joint degree with either the Wharton MBA or the Penn Law JD program.

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The Lauder Institute MA International Studies joint-degree program with the Wharton MBA program accepts applications in Rounds 1 and 2. Start your application today!

Hear from Lauder students on their experiences in the joint-degree MA program in International Studies.


Interested in learning more about the Lauder joint-degree program with Wharton and Penn Law? Schedule a time to visit the program in person.


“The Lauder Institute remains unique among global business programs for its integration of international studies with a top MBA.”

Ronald Lauder, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Lauder Institute

Upcoming Admissions Events

RSS Upcoming Events – MBA Program

  • MBA/MA Lauder Joint-Degree in International Studies Webinar December 11, 2019
    Join Director of Admissions Marketing and Financial Aid, Kara Keenan Sweeney, for an interactive overview of The Lauder Institute’s MA International Studies joint degree program with the Wharton MBA. This webinar will discuss the two-year curriculum, student life, career information, and the admissions process. After an overview of the program, Kara will answer your questions […]
  • Alumni-led MBA Admissions Information Session: Brussels November 22, 2019
    Join our alumni at a Wharton Full-Time MBA Admissions presentation and see why Wharton may be the right fit for you! Enjoy an evening with members of the local alumni community as they share their personal Wharton experiences and help to answer your questions. The post Alumni-led MBA Admissions Information Session: Brussels appeared first on […]

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330