Wharton Global Youth Program

Business Education Programs  —  Dual Enrollment Opportunities  — Content and Competitions
The Wharton Global Youth Program mobilizes the extensive opportunities of the Wharton academic community to educate and inspire pre-collegiate students to explore business practices, analyze the world’s complex challenges, and take the first steps in becoming leaders who will transform the global economy.

Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free, online investment simulation for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Together, they learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company and industry analysis, and many other important aspects of investing.

News & Articles

Wharton Global Youth produces original content introducing high school students and educators to the broad scope of business and finance education. Explore hundreds of educational articles featuring Wharton analysis, discover enterprising teen entrepreneurs on our monthly Future of the Business World Podcast, and more.

Future of the Business World Podcast

Genvizion’s Global Citizens Create Connection through Collaboration

While our mission at the Wharton Global Youth Program is to open high school students’ eyes to the full scope of business, we have discovered through the years that some teens begin this exploration long before they reach our doorstep (or homepage). As early as elementary school they start to…Read More
Global Youth News

On Location with Sara Jane McCaffrey: Global Youth Students Explore Competitive Advantage in Cambridge, U.K.

Sara Jane McCaffrey (pictured above with a group of students), a senior fellow and lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, spent the better part of her 2023 summer in Cambridge, United Kingdom, teaching Wharton Global Youth’s newest location-based program, Strategy and International Management.   During back-to-back two-week…Read More
Entrepreneurs & Leaders

7 Leadership Questions for Wharton School Dean, Erika James

Guests on Wharton Global Youth’s Future of the Business World podcast often close out their 20-minute interviews answering the lightning-round question: You’re starting your own business talk show, who is your first guest and why? A popular response? Dr. Erika H. James, dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.…Read More

Our annual report highlights the achievements that the Global Youth team has accomplished in a year’s time. Discover Global Youth’s mission-driven work, partnerships, markets and vision as we deliver quality business-education opportunities to high school students and educators.



Resources for Educators

Wharton Global Youth Program provides resources and training for teachers both inside and outside the high school classroom, including professional development opportunities and teaching tools. Offerings include lesson plans and articles with conversation starters, themed toolkits, a comprehensive video glossary, and student competitions.