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. »


Wharton Global Youth Opens a New Essentials of Innovation Program in San Francisco

Adding to an already impressive lineup of on-campus summer business and finance programs for high school students, the Wharton Global Youth Program has launched Essentials of Innovation, an introduction to the world of new venture creation. During this intensive two-week summer program – our very first to be offered on the U.S. West Coast — students ...

The Baker Retailing Center on What’s in Style in the Shopping Business

Wharton’s Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, a retail think tank that supports the exchange of ideas, insights and research between the industry, Wharton School faculty and students, is always watching the latest trends. Mina Fader, managing director of the center, says, “The nice thing about retail is that everybody can relate to it.” In other ...
Business Teacher Blog

The Essential Educator: Learning to Embrace Change

High school business and finance teacher Megan DeLena has worked with the Wharton Global Youth Program for more than 10 years, teaching in our summer high school program, serving on our Educator Advisory Board, and using our classroom resources with her own students, both in Pennsylvania and later in South Carolina. In a fitting blog ...

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.