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
Video, audio, and articles of Wharton faculty teaching business and finance concepts
Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Earn college credits and enroll in Wharton courses in the Pre-Baccalaureate Program, designed for exceptional rising high school seniors. Taught by Wharton instructors and supported by academic advisors, students in the program get to experience education at a top-ranked business school in a small class environment.
Feb. 22, 2021
for Spring 2 Session
April 15, 2021
for Summer 1 Session
May 28, 2021
for Summer 2 Session
Summer Immersion Experiences
The Wharton Summer High School Programs are immersive, 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. Students get the chance to engage with our rigorous business education while studying and networking with global peers, all before they head to college.
- Essentials of Finance
- Wharton Business Leadership Academy
- Data Science Academy
- Moneyball Academy
- Sports Business Academy
Knowledge@Wharton High School
Find hundreds of articles, videos, lesson plans, and more on Knowledge@Wharton High School, an online portal that introduces high school students and educators to business concepts, personal finance, and college/career preparation.
March 22 kicked off an incredible week for the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition as we celebrated the hard work of the finalist teams during five regional finals. Our judges selected the three strongest teams from each region (not easy). The top two teams will now compete in the virtual Global Finale on May 7.
Our April podcast features Sruthi Rayaprolu and Ujjayi Pamidigantam, high school seniors living on opposite U.S. coasts. They discuss their science-inspired startups, finding purpose, and their book for young entrepreneurs: How to Catapult Your Business: A Step-by-Step Guide.
As we march toward Earth Day, our April content theme celebrates students’ passion for economics and ecosystems. From the blue economy to urban agriculture, we take a look at some of the green trends around sustainability and help students see the need to balance business leadership with thoughtful environmental stewardship.
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, monthly themed toolkits, a comprehensive video glossary, and student competitions.