About the Lauder Institute

The Lauder Mission

The Lauder Institute develops outstanding business leaders who look globally, engage locally, and act responsibly to have powerful impact in the world. 

Responsible impact

Acting with insight, integrity, compassion, and courage to responsibly change the world for the better.

Local depth

Recognizing and appreciating the uniqueness of different cultures, communities, and countries, and learning to work and live successfully within them.

Global breadth

Understanding and respecting diverse people and perspectives, and building connections between different cultures, communities, and countries.

Strong community

Nurturing a supportive community on campus and worldwide, with a shared global mindset, close bonds, and lifelong friendships.

Professional Foundations

Developing leading-edge knowledge and essential skills for exciting, fulfilling, and successful careers.

The Lauder Difference


Lauder programming is worldwide, and so is our community. Our students, faculty, and staff hold 45 nationalities and speak 30 languages. Our alumni have careers in 70 countries.

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Lauder students travel far and wide. We offer them unique opportunities to engage with cultures, communities, and countries deeply and personally.

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Lauder’s community makes a big world feel smaller. Our students build lifelong friendships with the support of the Institute and our extraordinarily engaged global alumni network.

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Lauder integrates world-class professional training with advanced study in the social sciences and humanities — merging international politics, history, language, culture, and more.

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Lauder is a cosmopolitan community that highly values the diversity in our perspectives, interests, and backgrounds.

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Lauder is built on a legacy of innovation and leadership, combining the flexibility of a close-knit, distinctive program with the breadth and resources of a top business school.

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Lauder changes lives. Students grow with us, then go on to transform the lives of others in powerful and responsible ways.

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Lauder Leadership

Martine Haas is the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Lauder Institute. She is also the Lauder Professor and Professor of Management at the Wharton School, where she has taught since 2007. Learn more about Lauder’s leadership and staff.

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Lauder Class of 2025 Profile


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Lauder History

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 provides a fully integrated business education for a new generation of leaders. Learn more about the Lauder family.