The Lauder Institute Admissions

For over 40 years, the Lauder Institute has pioneered a highly-integrated joint degree program for students passionate about international business. Here, students look beyond what a Wharton MBA or Penn Carey JD alone can offer.

How to Apply

To apply to the Lauder Institute, applicants must submit either an MBA/MA application or a JD/MA application by the appropriate application deadline.


The Degree

MBA/MA from The Wharton School and the Penn School of Arts and Sciences
JD/MA from Penn Carey Law and the Penn School of Arts and Sciences

Application Deadlines:

MBA/MA Round 1
September 4, 2024

MBA/MA Round 2
January 3, 2025

MBA/MA Round 3
April 2, 2025

JD/MA Deadline
March 1, 2025

See all deadlines and decision release dates

The Lauder Fit

The Lauder Institute’s cosmopolitan community is as warm as it is driven, and as collaborative as it is competitive. Lauder students thrive in this environment and graduate ready to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Lauder’s joint degree 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 to grow their intercultural fluency and learn how to make a responsible impact on the world.