A New Summer Program Invites High School Students to Learn Finance Online

by Diana Drake

The Wharton Global Youth Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new online summer 2024 certificate program for high school students.

Financial Decision Making introduces students to the basics of economics and explores fundamental financial principles, including spending, saving, borrowing and investing. Financial Decision Making uses a curriculum developed by Wharton’s David Musto, an expert in capital markets and strategic equity finance and a champion of youth financial empowerment.

The new two-week summer opportunity is available to students in grades 9-12 and includes two hours of daily live lectures led by program instructors and one hour of daily recitation led by teaching assistants. Students will also collaborate on projects with peers from around the world.

“High school students are entering a world of financial choices,” notes Dongnian “Effie” Zhou, senior manager for instructional support who helps run Wharton Global Youth’s full suite of online programming. “It’s far too easy to take missteps that lead to financial setbacks. Students need to build the knowledge and skills to help them make sound financial decisions throughout their lives.”

Zhou adds that Financial Decision Making, like all of Wharton Global Youth’s online programs, will deliver a rigorous academic experience that also engages high school students and flexes their problem-solving and teamwork talents.

Visit the Wharton Global Youth website to learn more about Financial Decision Making. While there is no priority deadline for this new program (regular application deadline is May 1, 2024), the priority deadline to apply to all our other online summer high school programs is March 6, 2024. Apply today!