WBLC Application and General Program Info

Information Session

All Penn Carey Law LLM students are invited to attend an information session at Wharton to learn more about the WBLC program. These information sessions will be held in March and early August. Details will be forthcoming.

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 Carey Law after acceptance into the Penn Carey 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: Friday, August 23rd, 2024.

Tuition: $15,129*

*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, $15,129, is to be paid in full by August 23, 2024. For those who need to split the payment in half by semester, the first payment of $7,564.50 is due by August 23, 2024 and the second payment is due by Monday, January 6, 2025. 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 Carey 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 Carey 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.

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 $7,564.50 is due by August 23, 2024 and the second payment is due by January 6, 2025. 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 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 program start: 100 percent of the paid annual tuition will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal after the fall semester begins: 50 percent of total tuition.
  • 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:


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

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