Wharton Pre-Baccalaureate Program

Courses by Session

The Wharton Pre-baccalaureate Program is an academically-intensive opportunity for exceptional high school juniors and seniors to enroll in Wharton online courses.

Participants will learn from Wharton instructors, earn a Wharton transcript, and accrue college credit for each course completed. With six sessions to choose from and built-in academic support, students are encouraged to explore the depth and breadth of Wharton’s business education curriculum with maximum flexibility and the guidance and resources to succeed.

Academic Year Sessions

*Additional courses may be added in the coming months.

Current/Upcoming Sessions

“The interactive nature of Negotiations was one of the main factors of my enjoyment as after each homework reading, you got the opportunity to see the theories and strategies in action. I could definitely see myself in a career to do with negotiations in the future!”

— Duncan B., The Netherlands

Course List by Session

Fall 1, 2023: August 28 – October 9*

Application Deadline: July 19, 2023

BEPP 0001: Introduction to Behavioral Economics

Behavioral economics applies insights from psychology to the study of economic phenomena.  This course will take the possibility of deviations from rational, self-interested behavior as a starting point, and explore two main questions: What does behavioral economics imply for public policy? What does behavioral economics imply for firms’ behavior in markets?  

Much of the class focuses on the role of behavioral economics in determining whether and how government should intervene in markets — including what policy makers should do to address market failures, combat poverty and inequality, and raise revenue (i.e., “Behavioral Public Finance”). The course will also cover how firms choose to price and to motivate workers in markets with behavioral agents and will examine whether market pressures will eliminate behavioral biases or whether firms will take advantage of them. 

Meeting Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8am – 9:30am ET
Instructor: Judd B. Kessler
Course Materials Fee: No 


Fall 2, 2023: October 23 – December 6*

Application Deadline: September 7, 2023

MGMT 0001: Principles of Management

MGMT 0001: Principles of Management 

The course will help you understand multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. Organizations emerge because individuals can’t (or don’t want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. 

Meeting Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm EST
Instructor: Sara Jane McCaffrey
Course Materials Fee: No 


STAT 0001: Introduction to Statistics and Data Science

In this course, we will learn introductory statistics using R with a focus on the application of statistical thinking to business problems. We will learn basic statistical concepts such as mean, variance, quantiles and hypothesis testing, and basic R programming for data management and analysis. We will work with traditional R’s data.frame structure as well as the modern tibbles structure.

Prerequisite: Percentages, average, powers, exponential, linear equation of a line, polynomials.

Meeting Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm – 7:30pm EST
Instructor: Shuva Gupta
Course Materials Fee: No


Spring 1, 2023: January 16 – February 22*

Application Deadline: November 22, 2023

*Additional courses TBA