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