Wharton Business and Law Certificate
Wharton Executive Education and University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School have joined forces to offer the Wharton Business and Law Certificate to students enrolled in the Law School’s LLM program.
This certificate program is ideally suited for internationally-trained attorneys who seek to develop the business skills needed to compete in today’s complex legal environment including:
- A strong grounding in business disciplines to better serve their clients, manage their practices, and expand their professional options beyond the practice of law. A robust business vocabulary that enhances workplace communication and an understanding of business culture in the United States.
- Enhanced skills for the sophisticated presentation of projects, ideas or investment propositions to colleagues, clients and other professionals from the worlds of both law and business.
- A better understanding of the core management concepts that will increase their capacity to develop or professionalize a practice, department, firm or business enterprise.
This custom designed 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 its requirements will earn a certificate awarded by The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education as well their LLM degree from the Law School. Wharton courses are held in the evenings in state-of-the-art teaching facilities at the Steinberg Conference Center on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.
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 a 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.)