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 3 Commenters Respond Thoughtfully to Their Peers

All we can say is, you have survived. With each passing round of our 2022 Comment & Win contest, our Wharton Global Youth team is realizing that many high school students worldwide are emerging from the cave, as it were. Whether that cave symbolized isolation, darkness, muffled if not silent voices, or just hibernation until ...
Future of the Business World Podcast

A Fashion Label Wants to Change How People Think about ‘Made in Indonesia’

The students taking part in Wharton Global Youth Program’s many summer programs are often aspiring innovators, if not already established entrepreneurs. When we got to know Cornellius Suhartono on Wharton’s campus in recent months, first during Leadership in the Business World in Philadelphia and later in the 2022 Essentials of…Read More
Global Youth News

Round 2 Commenters Express Their Hearts and Minds Through Storytelling

L.D. Salmanson, a Wharton MBA and founder of Cherre, a leader in real estate data and insight, recently visited the Wharton Global Youth Program’s online Global Youth Meetup (GYM) community to share career insights with students in our summer programs. What is the No. 1 skill that Salmanson looks for in job applicants? The ability ...

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.