Lauder Institute News

Death of Stephen Kobrin

Stephen Kobrin, former director of The Lauder Institute and William H. Wurster Emeritus Professor of Multinational Management at The Wharton School, passed away on May 6. He was 83 years old. Kobrin began teaching at Wharton in 1987 and was director of The Lauder Institute from 1994 to 2000 andRead More

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256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Accepted Podcast: Admissions Q&A with Kara Keenan Sweeney

Linda Abraham from Accepted sat down with the Director of Admissions Marketing and Financial Aid at the Lauder Institute, Kara Keenan Sweeney, to discuss our unique Master’s of International Studies joint degree programs with The Wharton School and with Penn Law. To listen to the full interview and learn moreRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Deborahl Wahl: 2022 Lauder Graduation Speaker

The Lauder Institute is thrilled to announce our 2022 Lauder Graduation keynote speaker: Lauder alumna Deborah Wahl (G’92, WG’92). Deborah is the Global Chief Marketing Officer at General Motors. Upon graduating from Lauder in 1992, Deborah followed a fellow Lauder graduate to W.L. Gore in Europe, settling in Paris andRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Chad Payne wins Audience Choice Award for Penn Grad Talks

We congratulate Lauder Institute student, Chad Payne, who is this year’s Penn Grad Talks Audience Choice Winner for his presentation, “Web 3.0: Embracing the Future of Internet Technologies on the African Continent.” Watch his winning talk below. Chad is a first-year student in the Africa Program (French Language). Penn GradRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

2022 Jacobson Venture Awards Winners Announced!

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies established the Jacobson Venture Awards in 2017 thanks to the generosity of Andrew Jacobson, WG’93, and Lauder alumna Marina Kunis Jacobson, G’93, WG’93. Venture Awards provide Lauder students with resources to focus their energies on their entrepreneurial venture during theRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

On-campus Information Sessions Resume

We are excited to announce that on-campus information sessions for the Lauder program have resumed as of March 2022. Register for a campus visit via the Wharton Program Campus Visit website here. Lauder admissions will host small information sessions at 3PM on: March 17 March 31 April 7 April 14 AprilRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Lauder Global Business Insight Report 2022

The 2022 Lauder Global Business Insight Report is now available! Produced annually, it showcases research by first-year Lauder students based on group work completed during the summer and fall semesters. It offers a fascinating collection of articles that explore how nations, industries, organizations, and individuals are building toward a betterRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Martine Haas on the Challenges of Hybrid Work (Harvard Business Review)

HBR Article

Lauder Institute Director, Martine Haas, has published a new article in the Harvard Business Review about the challenges organizations face with hybrid work and how to overcome them. Summary: Hybrid working arrangements can be daunting for those about to adopt them and challenging for those who already have. But theRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

Round 3 MBA/MA Applications Now Open

The Lauder Institute invites Round 3 applications for its MBA/MA Program. APPLY NOW for a June 1st, 2022 program start in Philadelphia. Important Dates: Application Deadline: March 30, 2022 OPI Deadline: April 15, 2022 Decision Release: May 10, 2022 Click here for more information: https://whr.tn/3I2pbvG  

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330

CultureQuest 2021 Visits Egypt

Lauder student on Culture Quest 2020

In late December, Lauder Institute students and guests participated in their annual CultureQuest adventure, an Amazing Race-style program that enables students to vote each year on a quest location and travel in teams to explore a different region of the world. This program allows students to experience foreign cultures inRead More

The Joseph H. Lauder Institute
256 South 37th street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6330