Wharton Global Youth Program

Wharton Summer High School Programs

The Wharton Summer High School Programs are immersive experiences for students currently enrolled in grades 9–11. Led by Wharton faculty and instructional staff, programs explore topics that align with Wharton research and teaching. Pre-collegiate students engage with our rigorous business education before making a post-secondary choice, and get the chance to study and network with global peers.
Academic@4x

Be academically challenged

Global Network@4x

Network with peers around the globe

Undergrad@4x

Experience undergrad at Wharton

All Courses & Programs

Future of the Business World

Cost: $3,850
Duration: 2 Weeks

Led by Wharton faculty, Future of the Business World introduces the foundations of a Wharton education to current 9–11 graders. Students explore real-time business themes and engage with big questions about the evolving world through group work, mini-lectures, project-based learning, and more.

Pre-College Program

Cost: $5,550 per course
Duration: 5 ½ Weeks

The Pre-College Program is built for exceptional rising high school seniors who want to explore college-level academics. Students get to engage in small groups with Wharton’s undergraduate course catalog, taught entirely by Wharton faculty. Upon completion, students receive an official University transcript with course credit that is transferable to most colleges and universities.

Saturn Parable

Cost: $350
Duration: 2 Days

High school students from around the globe can travel to Saturn in Wharton Interactive’s newest initiative, The Saturn Parable. Professor Ethan Mollick will lead students through a real-time online stimulation as they navigate obstacles and learn invaluable leadership and team-building skills along the way.

Moneyball Academy: Online

Cost: $4,500
Duration: 3 Weeks

The Wharton Moneyball Academy is ideal for rising high school juniors and seniors with a strong background in math and a love of sports. Students get to study sports analytics at Wharton and learn how real-life professionals use computer programming, statistical thinking, and data to make deep discoveries in sports.

Moneyball Academy: Training Camp Online

Cost: $2,000
Duration: 1 Week

Serving as a broad introduction to the sports statistics world, the Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp welcomes talented rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have strong math skills and an interest in sports. Wharton Professor Adi Wyner will join guest faculty and PhD students to teach students about the fundamental principles of sports statistics.

Management & Technology Summer Institute

Cost: $5,500
Duration: 3 Weeks

The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a rigorous and rewarding credit program for rising high school seniors and a select number of rising juniors interested in the intersection of business and technological innovation. M&TSI features classes taught by Wharton/Penn faculty and entrepreneurs, industry field trips, a team prototyping project, and more.

Included in all summer high school programs*

Wharton Global Youth Meetup (GYM)

Wharton’s Global Youth Meet-Up (GYM) is a creative, extra-curricular community open to summer students as a way to connect to one another — and Wharton — before, during, and after their courses. Featuring both live and independent programming, the GYM is designed to ensure virtual participants don’t miss out on valuable community building and networking.

  • Open for 10 weeks
  • Introductions to Wharton resources
  • Live lectures and discussions with Wharton faculty, students, and guests
  • Workshops to advance academic and personal skills
  • Earn badges, win prizes, and compete in business-themed challenges

*The GYM is included with all programs except for The Saturn Parable.

Program Comparison

PROGRAMDURATIONCOSTGYMCREDIT UNITS (CUs)PARTICIPANTS (HIGH SCHOOL)FOCUS
Pre-College Program5 ½ Weeks$5,550 per course + $392 University Program Fee10 Weeks1 CU per courseRising seniorsmanagement, ethics, negotiations, statistics, computer science
Management & Technology Summer Institute3 Weeks$5,50010 Weeks1 CU for programRising seniors and (select) juniorsmanagement, engineering, entrepreneurship
Moneyball Academy3 Weeks$4,50010 WeeksNoneRising juniors and seniorssports, statistics, computer science
Future of the Business World2 Weeks$3,85010 WeeksNoneGrades 9–11finance, entrepreneurship, analytics
Moneyball Academy: Training Camp1 Week$2,00010 WeeksNoneRising sophomores, juniors, and seniorssports, statistics
The Saturn Parable2 Days$350NoneNoneGrades 9–11problem solving, leadership

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Program Fees

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Contact Us

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