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For over 25 years, the Lauder Institute has been a pioneer in integrating management education with international studies and advanced language and cross-cultural proficiencies. The program at the Institute offers students:

  • - An MBA from the Wharton School or a JD from Penn Law

  • - An MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts & Sciences

  • - Advanced applied language study in one of nine languages: Arabic, Chinese(Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

  • - Two-month, in-country immersion programs

  • - A summer project researching articles for the Lauder Global Business Insight Report

  • - An MA research project/paper where students work in cross-language, research-oriented teams

  • - A supportive global community of students, alumni, faculty, and corporate leaders Dedicated language faculty

Summer Immersion Program:

Students of the Chinese Language Program spend their summer in two principal cities in China – Beijing and Shanghai. Like other language tracks, the focus of the Chinese program is to perfect language use for formal and professional purposes. Students attend language classes and are exposed to the current economic and business landscape of China through professional meetings and seminars. This year, the students might also make a trip to Taipei, Taiwan.