WBLC Application & General Program Info

Information Session

All Penn Law LLM students are invited to attend an information session at Wharton to learn more about the WBLC program. This info session will be held in early August at the Steinberg Conference Center on the Wharton campus.

Application Information and Tuition

Students accepted to the Penn LLM program who are interested in enrolling in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate must submit an electronic application via Wharton Executive Education’s website. The link to this application will be provided by Penn Law after acceptance into the Penn Law LLM program.

Please note: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC) is not a degree program, and the LLM and the WBLC are separate and distinct programs. Courses in the WBLC are non-credit, supplemental courses that do not count toward the LLM. Conversely, courses in the LLM program do not count towards the WBLC. The WBLC will not confer Wharton alumni status on students who complete it.

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tuition: $14,760*

*This tuition includes the cost of textbooks, lecture notes, and other learning materials.

Enrollment Confirmation: After you have submitted your online application, you will receive a confirmation letter from Wharton Executive Education within one week. You will be invoiced for the program at this time. The total program tuition, $14,760, is to be paid in full by August 20, 2019. For those who need to split the payment in half by semester, the first payment of $7,380 is due by August 20th and the second payment is due by January 10, 2020. No financial aid is available.

Please add the email address execed@wharton.upenn.edu to your email account so that this notification does not get routed to a spam folder.

Only those students who have committed to the Penn Law LLM program may apply to the Wharton Business and Law Certificate program.

Who is Eligible*

Corporate lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, bankers, and other internationally-trained legal professionals, enrolled in Penn Law’s LLM program are eligible.

*Please note that completing the WBLC will not grant a Wharton degree or Wharton alumni status to students.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the WBLC certificate, candidates must satisfactorily complete the three semester-long WBLC courses.

Students who successfully complete the WBLC program will receive a Wharton Business and Law Certificate and documentation issued by Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education that lists courses taken. Additionally, a notation will be made on students’ Penn Law transcripts under the Comments section: “Wharton Business and Law Certificate.”

The WBLC courses do not earn academic credit. Upon completion of a course, students receive a Pass/Fail (P/F). This is at the discretion of the course instructor and will be explained in the course syllabus provided on the first day of class. For a given WBLC course to count toward the certificate, a student must achieve a “Pass (P)”.

Withdrawal Policies and Tuition Refund

Tuition will be invoiced with the official acceptance letter. For those who need to split the payment in half by semester, the first payment of $7,380 is due by August 20, 2019 and the second payment is due by January 10, 2020. If you would like the split tuition payment option, please let us know when you receive your emailed invoice and we will make note accordingly.

As each student is charged full tuition and tuition for the Wharton Business and Law Certificate prior to the start of the fall semester, should a student wish to withdraw from the WBLC, the following tuition schedule will apply:

  • Withdrawal prior to September 3, 2019: 100% of the paid annual tuition will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal after the fall semester begins: 50% of annual tuition, but no less than $7,380.
  • Withdrawal after the spring semester begins: No refund.

Students who withdraw due to illness must include with their withdrawal request a physician’s letter that clearly states the student has been disabled by an injury or illness that arose after the beginning of classes and is unable to continue class work.

Students who withdraw due to military service must include a copy of military orders or a signed affidavit from the military member’s commanding officer that confirms the military orders and the dates of the assignment.

Additional Questions/General Program Support

For matters related to WBLC course selection, tuition payments, or other administrative issues, please contact Wharton Executive Education’s Client Relations department:

+1.215.898.1776

For matters related to Penn Law classes, general program enrollment, or other academic issues, please contact Penn Law:

Elise Luce Kraemer, Director, Graduate Programs
+1.215.898.0407