The Institute for MBA and LLM Preparation (IMLP) assists matriculating Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Law (LLM) students in mastering the academic, cultural, and language skills necessary for successful and fulfilling MBA and LLM degree experiences.  More specifically, students learn strategies essential for success in business and law school such as: learning through cases, reading and writing under time pressure; and understanding professor expectations as well as the cultures of the Wharton School of Business and Penn Law.  

  • 3 week program
  • 20 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week
  • 1 level: advanced 

Sample Weekly Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45-11:00 MBA/LLM Core Course* MBA/LLM Core Course* MBA/LLM Core Course* MBA/LLM Core Course* MBA/LLM Core Course*
11:15-12:20 Academic & Cultural Interactions Academic & Cultural Interactions Academic & Cultural Interactions Academic & Cultural Interactions Academic & Cultural Interactions
12:30-2:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Afternoon/ Evening Activities Guest Lecture and Discussion with Wharton/Law Professor   Networking Event Major League Baseball Game

*Students will be grouped according to their program (MBA or LLM) for core course.

Program Requirements

Students must submit a copy of their acceptance letter to a U.S. MBA or LLM program, as well as their TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Please note: The IMLP program is only for students with acceptance to a U.S. University MBA or LLM program. ELP does not issue the Form 1-20 for the IMLP Program. Students should plan to attend the program during the 30-day stay permitted in the U.S. before their MBA or LLM program start date.