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Joint MBA / MA program

University of Pennsylvania: Wharton
Program summary

Program description

For more than 20 years, the Lauder Institute has been a pioneer in integrating management education with international studies and language and cross-cultural proficiencies.

It's a program that is geared to prepare you for the world of global business. It's for those who speak a second language and want to learn the art of communicating and conducting business in that language. It's for those with a passion for understanding cultural diversity and interests that go beyond business.

The program at the Institute offers students:
  • An MBA from the Wharton School
  • An MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences
  • Advanced applied language study in one of eight languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
  • Two-month, in-country immersion programs
  • Supportive global community of students, alumni, faculty, and corporate leaders
  • Dedicated language faculty
  • Application and Admission Requirements

    Lauder applicants need submit only GMAT scores directly to the Wharton Admissions Office

    All applicants to Lauder must complete an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in their proposed language with Language Testing International (LTI).

    The OPI, which assesses oral-aural proficiency, is a 15-20 minute telephone conversation in the target language with a tester certified by the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Language test ratings are valid for a single application cycle.

    Language and regional studies at the Lauder Institute

    The eight languages and corresponding regions available for study are: Arabic (Middle East); Mandarin Chinese and Japanese (East Asia); French, German, and Russian (Europe); Portuguese and Spanish (Latin America). Applicants must have an Advanced level of proficiency, preferably Advance-Mid, in one of these languages at the time they apply. Applicants to the Arabic track may be admitted at the Intermediate level. Only these languages are offered at this time.

    Expenses / Tuition Fees

    Tuition fees for 1st and 2nd year at the Lauder Institute are $18,170 and $7,900 respectively.

    Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2007-2008 at the Wharton School is $47,236. This includes $1,600 Pre-Term fee.

    About school

    Wharton was founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, and that spirit of innovation still drives us today. We offer a distinctively collaborative MBA experience, unparalleled academic and career resources, and a commitment to learning and personal growth....

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    Contact info

    University of Pennsylvania: Wharton

    420 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3720 Walnut Street
    PA 19104 Philadelphia

    Phone no: +1 215.898.6183


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