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Business Management for Lawyers (Wharton Cert)

Spring 2023   LAW 550-001  

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Rahul Kapoor

Associate Professor of Management

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Team Projects
Other Professional Skills:

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Meeting Times/Location



The Wharton Certificate in Management (WCM) is designed to increase the business skills and leadership capabilities of upper level law students who aspire to lead key parts of a business, non-profit, agency, or firm and form the pool of future top leadership of any organization. Participants will: •Advance their strategic decision making capabilities to think faster and more creatively about current competitive strategies and solutions. •Deepen understanding of organizational dynamics to improve the design and implementation of new initiatives and avoid destructive conflicts. •Build capabilities for leading teams across functions. •Develop knowledge in core areas of running an enterprise, including marketing, management, strategy and finance, particularly the understanding of how financial data is generated and reported, as well as how it is used for decision making, analysis, and valuation.

The focus will be on how these core areas connect to other disciplines based on current research and best practice.

The WCM is designed by Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education, in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The WCM is taught by Wharton professors.

Students enrolled in this certificate also get three (3) law school credit hours towards the JD. This certificate/course counts as two (2) of the four (4) non-law courses paid for by Penn Law and permitted towards the JD.

This certificate/course is graded pass/fail.

There is a certificate fee associated with the WCM; the charge will be billed to your account at the conclusion of the course.

If a student gets a spot in this course, they will be sent a pre-enrollment survey. This survey must be filled out before the end of add/drop in order to finalize enrollment.

This course will be held in a condensed, one-week format. Students are expected to be present for five full days of class, Monday – Friday, January 7-11th, 2019. Classes will be held from 8:30am to 6:30pm each day for five consecutive days on the Wharton campus. Based on this condensed format, there will be no add/drop period.

Students will use Law Canvas for course materials, assignments and course communication.

This certificate is not recommended for students who have undergraduate degrees and/or prior work experience in business or finance. It was developed to expose law students with minimal background and/or experience to these areas.

This certificate is for JD students only.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.