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 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. »


Researchers Dig Into How the Pandemic Is Impacting Business

During the 2020 pandemic lockdown, many high school students embraced innovation. For Caleb A., a senior at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, that took the form of Up Next Finance, a website to help high school students understand investing, economics and personal finance. “My mission is to help people learn about finance and ...

The Essential Educator: How Higher Ed-Informed Content Adds Value to Your Classroom

A major milestone just announced by the Wharton Global Youth Program team provided us with the theme for our latest Essential Educator post, a blog written by high school educators for high school educators. Our new integrated website, launched in early November 2021, now also features all of our content, including our regularly updated online ...

Explore the Deep Layers of ESG: New Mini-sites for High School Students

It’s an acronym that is sweeping the business world – and yet, for many, it is misunderstood. ESG, or Environmental, Social and Governance, has become the unifying lens with which people evaluate companies’ efforts to do more than just make a financial profit. Building on the Wharton School’s latest Tarnopol Lecture Series hosted by Wharton Dean Erika ...

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.