Wharton Global Youth Program

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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.

Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

The Wharton Global High School Investment Competition is a free, online investment simulation for high school students (9th to 12th grade) and teachers. Together, they learn about teamwork, communication, risk, diversification, company and industry analysis, and many other important aspects of investing.

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News & Articles

Wharton Global Youth produces original content introducing high school students and educators to the broad scope of business and finance education. Explore hundreds of educational articles featuring Wharton analysis, discover enterprising teen entrepreneurs on our monthly Future of the Business World Podcast, and more.

Science & Technology

Aspiring Data Scientists Research the Rise in Gasoline Prices

The essence of data science is the study of data to extract useful insights for business. During the 2023 Women in Data Science@Penn Conference, held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, Linda Zhao, a Wharton School professor of statistics and data science, put it like this: “You want to solve real-world problems? Get the ...
Global Youth News

Celebrating the Top 10 Teams in the 2022-2023 Wharton Global High School Investment Competition

Our Wharton Global Youth team at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has been riding a wave this week – figuratively and literally (sort of). We rode a strong wave of student investing talent and enthusiasm, while connecting with the top Wharton Global High School Investment Competition teams in the new WAVE classroom, or ...
Global Youth News

A Ramen Noodle Restaurant Case Study in Viral Marketing

Many students discover business and finance through our Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program, an opportunity for exceptional high school juniors and seniors to enroll in credit-bearing courses that teach all areas of business, from economics and data science to management and marketing. However, not all of them get to put their new knowledge into practice right away. ...

Our annual report highlights the achievements that the Global Youth team has accomplished in a year’s time. Discover Global Youth’s mission-driven work, partnerships, markets and vision as we deliver quality business-education opportunities to high school students and educators.



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.