About the Wharton MBA Admissions Process


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. 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.

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 Law and the Penn School of Arts and Sciences

Application Deadlines:

MBA/MA Round 1
September 17, 2019

MBA/MA Round 2
January 7, 2020

JD/MA Deadline
March 1, 2020

See all deadlines and decision release dates

*Note: Applications are being accepted for Wharton’s Deferred Admissions programs.

Admission to Lauder

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.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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