The Lauder Institute MA International Studies joint-degree program with the Wharton MBA program accepts applications in Rounds 1 and 2. The application deadline for Round 1 is September 18, 2018 and for Round 2 is January 3, 2019. Start your application today!

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Blog Post: Lauder Alum Joins Madagascar LIV

Imagine yourself hiking up a rainforest hillside at the end of rainy season, the frogs singing to each other all around you, mud everywhere, on the hunt for wildlife, and slowly climbing up to a lookout. You hear hints of voices behind the sounds of the forest, so you know you are close, and as…

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"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


The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world.

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