Wharton Global Youth Program

Residential 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

For Credit

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.

Residential Programs

  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • Essentials of Finance
  • Leadership in the Business World
  • Data Science Academy
  • Moneyball Academy
  • Sports Business Academy

Online Programs

  • Future of the Business World
  • Moneyball Academy: Training Camp

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.


Meet the 2021 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Regional Finalists

At the end of December, the Wharton Global Youth Program received 972 final reports from teams in 35 countries, nearly doubling last year’s final submissions. After careful review by our internal team and a group of professional asset managers from Aberdeen Standard Investments, we have selected this year’s regional finalists.

Read article »

Podcast Episode

Future of the Business World: Adventures in Group Innovation and E-Learning

Our February podcast features Rylan Robb from Mozambique, Africa, who shares his experience of launching an entrepreneurial idea as part of a team. After attending our Future of the Business World online course, Rylan and his co-founders launched Zenarc, an online peer-learning platform. Rylan hopes it will make education more accessible for teens around the world.

Listen to the Podcast »

Featured Content

Our New Explore Business Mini-sites Delve into the Impact of Racism

We’re excited to launch our Explore Business opportunities, gateways to video conversations, readings and activities that encourage high school students to think deeply about issues affecting business and society. Race and the Entrepreneur, featuring leaders from business and academia, examines unjust practices against minority entrepreneurs and how to level the playing field.

Visit the Website »


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.