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. »

College, Careers & Job Skills

10 Ways You Can Become a Better Negotiator

Negotiation – a dialogue between two or more people or groups to reach a desired outcome on an issue -- is an important part of doing business, from figuring out the finer points of financial contracts with vendors, to setting salaries and job descriptions for employees. The goal of negotiating…Read More
Social Impact

Brighter Business: A Student Researcher Measures the Impact of His Solar-Power Nonprofit

As you sit at your desk or reading chair illuminated by the glow of your computer screen and a bulb brightening the room from above – literally bathed in electric light – the concept of energy poverty may seem totally out of reach. Energy poverty is when people lack access…Read More
Business Concepts & Trends

Inside the Electric Vehicle Market

Attention, all you new and aspiring drivers. Are you planning to go electric? The data suggests that you are. A recent poll conducted by Cars.com, an online marketplace for vehicles, found that 56% of 1,000 respondents believe all teenage drivers will learn to drive an electric vehicle in the next…Read More

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.