Academics

Two Degrees, One Global Education

Students in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business earn both a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences.

The four-year curriculum is rigorous and the breadth and depth of the program are ambitious in scope. However, academics in the Huntsman Program go beyond the challenging coursework. Students benefit from full access to two schools at Penn and the support of an intimate academic community, remarkable for its diversity. Huntsman students are empowered with both a nuanced understanding of our increasingly complex global environment and the ability to lead positive change in the world.

The Huntsman Program does much more than produce graduates who are adept at both business and international issues. Rather, it teaches them to use their knowledge of each discipline to enhance their understanding of the other. Our students are exceptional due to their ability to examine world issues through a variety of lenses and develop a comprehensive perspective. Huntsman students graduate with two distinct degrees but they leave the Program with an integrated understanding of the world.

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Jill Carty

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Class: 2010

Study Abroad:
Havana, Cuba

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Being a student in the Huntsman Program has taught me the importance of having both principles and practicality. At other institutions that focus solely on humanities, I believe I would have been bolstered in my ideals but not necessarily in practical approaches to solving international issues. Wharton has kept me grounded so that I am able to act and make a difference.

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