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.

High school students in residence during the summer


Students participate in our annual Global High School Investment Competition


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


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. »

Global Youth News

Round 1 Winners of Global Youth’s 2022 Comment & Win Contest Honor Humanity, Social Awareness and Connection

Growth, opportunity and thoughtful reflection. These themes are defining life for today’s youth as we all emerge bruised and hopeful from the global pandemic – and they set the tone for Round 1 of the 2022 Wharton Global Youth Comment & Win competition for high school students. We’re not gonna lie. Reading the more than 80 ...
Future of the Business World Podcast

Future of the Business World: Giving Migrant Workers in Singapore Access to Healthy Food

Subscribe to Our Podcast Migrant workers are people who travel outside their home countries to find work. Singapore has more than a million migrant or foreign workers who come from all over the world, including South and East Asian countries like India and China. They often work long hours in…Read More
Business Journal Articles

Behind the Scenes: The Science of Moviemaking

When you think of the business of movies, what comes to mind? The millions of dollars that big-name actors earn from blockbuster releases? Or, if you’re up on your media and entertainment industry trends, you might be curious about the lineup of NFT-sponsored events, parties and panels that are adding a whole new creative crypto ...

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.