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Wharton Business and Law Certificate

Wharton Certificate

Pioneering law curriculum meets cutting edge business education with the Wharton Business and Law Certificate

This certificate program is for internationally-trained attorneys enrolled in The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s LLM program seeking to develop the business skills needed to compete in today’s complex legal environment including:

  • A strong grounding in business disciplines to better serve your clients, manage your practice, and expand your professional options beyond the practice of law.
  • A robust business vocabulary that enhances your workplace communication and an understanding of business culture in the United States.
  • Enhanced skills and knowledge for presenting sophisticated projects, ideas or investment propositions to colleagues, clients, and other professionals.
  • A better understanding of core management concepts that will increase your capacity to develop or professionalize a practice, department, firm or business enterprise.

This program is taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise, and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. All LLM students may participate in this program, which runs concurrently with the LLM program. Those who successfully complete the requirements earn a certificate awarded by The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education as well as their LLM degree from Penn’s Law School.

Wharton Business and Law Certificate students begin the program in the summer and the certificate curriculum includes three courses (over and above the Law School course load) taken during the fall and spring semesters. Courses are of specific interest to attorneys and provide rigorous preparation in professional business disciplines including accounting, corporate finance, human resource management, responsible business practices, and general management.

(Please note: this certificate is an LLM specific program and should not be confused with a degree from Wharton’s MBA program.)

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