Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Law is an essential part of the
domestic and international business environment.
Wharton’s legal studies and business ethics
curriculum allows students to explore one or more
relevant legal areas in depth, providing valuable
insight into the business-government interface and the
development of public policy. The curriculum also
enhances knowledge and skills in practical areas
directly relevant to business transactions; provides
familiarity with the law and legal terminology and
procedure; and helps hone reasoning skills, an
intellectual discipline useful in many diverse,
The Legal Studies and Business
Ethics Department offers an undergraduate
concentration, but a Legal Studies and Business Ethics
concentration cannot ordinarily count as a
student’s only concentration in Wharton.
The addition of a concentration in Legal Studies
and Business Ethics requires a four-credit unit program
of upper-level courses offered in the Legal Studies and
Business Ethics Department. Neither LGST 101
(Introduction to Law and Legal Process) nor LGST 210
(Corporate Responsibility and Ethics) may count toward
these four-credits. [Exception: If a
student takes BPUB 203 (Business in the Global
Political Environment) in addition to both LGST 101 and
LGST 210, then either LGST 101 or 210 may count as one
credit only toward the Legal Studies and Business
Ethics concentration.] If a student has strong
independent reasons for taking Legal Studies and
Business Ethics as their only concentration, then an
individualized concentration may be requested, but only
with the Legal Studies and Business Ethics faculty
advisor’s consent and the approval of the
Undergraduate Petitions Committee.
In addition, the Legal Studies
and Business Ethics Department offers, in conjunction
with the History Department of Penn’s School of
Arts and Science, a University Minor in Legal Studies
and History. Students interested in pursuing
either this University Minor or a Legal Studies and
Business Ethics concentration may contact the
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor in the Legal Studies and
Business Ethics Department or the Wharton undergraduate
academic advising office.
Students considering going to law
school are discouraged from pursuing a Legal Studies
and Business Ethics concentration for at least two
reasons. First, an undergraduate concentration in
Legal Studies and Business Ethics may not help a
student’s chances of getting admitted to law
school. Second, law school in the United States
consists of three years of mostly legal study.
The Department therefore advises students
interested in a professional legal career to take a
broader range of courses during their
undergraduate years at Wharton.
Students who are thinking about law school are
strongly advised to discuss their career plans with the
Legal Studies and Business Ethics faculty advisor or the
pre-law advisor in the undergraduate advising office.
Chair: Thomas W. Dunfee. Professors:
Janice R. Bellace, Thomas Donaldson, Eric W. Orts,
Arnold J. Rosoff, G. Richard Shell, Kenneth L.
Professors: William S.
Laufer, Ann E. Mayer, Philip M. Nichols, Alan Strudler,
Edward T. Swaine, William C. Tyson. Assistant Professors: Nien-hê Hsieh, Dan Hunter, Waheed
Hussain, Kevin Werbach. Practice
Professor: Stuart Diamond.
Affiliated Faculty: Jose Anderson, Martin Asher, Leigh W.
Bauer, Jennifer Beer, Edward J. Bergman, Steven G.
Blum, Robert Borghese, Nicholas D. Constan, Charles F.
Forer, Aryeh Friedman, Jerrilyn Marston, Stephen T.
Miller, Albert Parker, Scott Rosner, Martin Sandbu,
Mori Taheripour, Stephanie Tryce, Deborah Weinstein,
Andy Zelleke, Lawrence Zicklin. Visiting Faculty:
Danielle Warren. Emeritus
Faculty: Frederick G.
Kempin, John M. Stockton.
Managers in a global economy must
simultaneously understand the total enterprise and
comprehend the forces shaping the organization’s
direction, policies and goals, while at the same time
exercising personal leadership in managing the
firm’s human resources. Wharton’s
Management Department offers a flexible and balanced
interdisciplinary program that applies basic social
science disciplines and research methods to management
and leadership problems in the public and private
Suggested groupings of courses in
Entrepreneurial Management, Multinational Management,
Human Resource/Organizational Management, and/or
Strategic Management are given below. Students,
however, are encouraged to consider the wide range of
courses available, as any four management courses
beyond MGMT 100 and 10l comprise a concentration in
MGMT 223 Business
MGMT 212x Entrepreneurial
& Social Wealth (.5cu)
Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
MGMT 233 Strategies and
Practices of Family-
MGMT 235 Technological
MGMT 237 Management of
MGMT 245 Managing the
Process of Innovation
MGMT 251 Consulting to