Wharton Courses

For the business side of the LSM dual-degree, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.) by completing the Wharton Undergraduate Curriculum, as outlined below:

First Year Foundations

● BEPP 1000 (Micro/Macroeconomics)

● MATH 1040 (Calculus I)

Business Fundamentals

The core of the Wharton curriculum consists of 11 "Business Fundamentals," which provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for making business decisions:

• ACCT 1010 (Principles of Accounting I)

• ACCT 1020 (Principles of Accounting II)

• BEPP 2500 (Managerial Economics)

• FNCE 1000 (Corporate Finance)

• FNCE 1010 (Monetary Economics & the Global Economy)

• MGMT 1010 (Introduction to Management)

• MKTG 1010 (Introduction to Marketing)

• OIDD 1010 (Introduction to Operations, Information & Decisions)

• STAT 1010 (Introductory Business Statistics I)

• STAT 1020 (Introductory Business Statistics II)

• Social values: LGST 1010: Law and Social Values or LGST 1000: Ethics and Corporate Responsibility or PHIL 1330, PHIL 1433, PHIL 1450, SOCI 1120, or PSCI 1600

Leadership Journey

The Leadership Journey is a set of modules that prepares students for leadership roles by providing experiential learning as well as evidence-based content on leadership, communication, teamwork, and diversity. For single-degree Wharton students there are four modules, but LSM students complete this journey by taking two 0.5 CU modules in the first two years (WH 1010 and WH 2010), and also through the leadership and group dynamics instruction already provided in the LSM Proseminar (LSMP 1210) and the LSM Capstone (LSMP 4210). (This means that LSM students do not need to take Management 3010 or the regular Wharton Senior Capstone.)


The introductory business courses set the stage for concentrations, for which students take 4 courses in the area of business study that interests them most. These are upper-level courses that allow a student to explore a particular area of business in depth. LSM students can choose any concentration that they like among the many offered. You wait to declare your concentration until toward the end of sophomore year, so you have time to explore different options before you do so -- and the Business Breadth requirement also helps give you the opportunity to try out different options.

Business Breadth

Students expand their business education, and explore different fields, by completing three “Business Breadth” courses: three course units from three different business departments. No courses from the same department as a student’s business concentration may count toward the Business Breadth requirement. LSMP 1210 counts as one of these Business Breadth courses; students must complete two others to finish the requirement; one of those courses can also be used to fulfill the Global Economy, Business, and Society (GEBS) requirement.

LSMP 1210 can also be used to substitute for HCMG 1010 in the event that a student chooses to concentrate in Health Care Management and Policy; in that case, LSMP 1210 would no longer count as a Business Breadth, and the student would need to take three different courses (including one that meets the GEBS requirement) to complete the Business Breadths.

Environment of Business

For LSM students, courses in these categories can be combined with other requirements:

• Global Economy, Business, and Society (1 CU): For LSM students, this course can also count toward the Business Breadth requirement.

• Technology, Innovation, and Analytics: This requirement is satisfied by the LSMP 4210 Capstone course.

Liberal Arts and Sciences, Writing, and Language

LSM students satisfy Wharton’s Liberal Arts and Sciences, Writing, and Elective requirements in completing their general education requirements in the College. No additional courses are needed. Note that LSM students need to satisfy the College language requirement (which is not the same as the Wharton language requirement).