Wharton Global Youth Program

On-Campus Programs  —  Online Programs  —  College Credit Opportunities
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.
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High school students in residence during the summer

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Students participate in our annual Global High School Investment Competition

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Video, audio, and articles of Wharton faculty teaching business and finance concepts

On-Campus Programs

Wharton Global Youth’s On-Campus Programs are immersive, pre-collegiate experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, these programs take place in-person on Wharton’s Philadelphia or San Francisco campus. Students get to explore topics driven by Wharton research and teaching, engage with our rigorous business education, and network with peers in an Ivy League environment.

For Credit

Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program

Earn college credits and enroll in Wharton courses in the Pre-Baccalaureate Program, designed for exceptional high school juniors and seniors. Taught by Wharton instructors and supported by academic advisors, students in the program experience education at a top-ranked business school within a small class environment.

   Upcoming Application Deadlines

Dec 8, 2021
Spring 1 Session

Feb 4, 2022
Spring 2 Session

Apr 7, 2022
Summer 1 Session

May 5, 2022
Summer 2 Session

Non-Credit

Online Programs

Wharton Global Youth’s Online Programs are interactive, pre-collegiate experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, these programs explore topics driven by Wharton research and teaching, and have been adapted specifically for the virtual classroom. Students engage with our rigorous business education while studying and networking with global peers, all before they head to college.

News & Articles

Wharton Global Youth produces original content that introduces high school students and educators to business concepts, personal finance, and college/career preparation. Keep up with our news updates and explore hundreds of original articles, videos, lesson plans, and other insights. »

Articles

The Business of Urban Living

Lately, we’ve had cities on our mind at Wharton Global Youth (like our hometown of Philadelphia, pictured above). And we’re not alone. The growing interest in small-town living during the pandemic has underscored what many are calling “urban flight,” as people escape congested spaces in search of safer social distancing and soothing remote-work surroundings. Many ...
News

Introducing the 2022 Semifinalists in the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

The Wharton Global Youth Program team has arrived at one of our favorite times of the year! We’re excited to announce the Top 50 Semifinalist Teams in our annual Wharton Global High School Investment Competition, which this year kicked off in late September 2021. Following the end of trading, the Wharton Global Youth Program received nearly 1,300 ...
Articles

Future of the Business World: Confronting Educational Equity and Student Wellness

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This month on Future of the Business World, we travel to Newark, N.J., to speak with Dashawn Sheffield, 17 and a junior at North Star Academy Washington Park High School. Last year, Dashawn (pictured above, left, with two of his high school friends) took second place in the Educational ...
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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.