The LEAD Program at Wharton
The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program at Wharton introduces youth of diverse backgrounds to the world of business. The four-week LEAD Program attracts 30 students from across the nation to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania..
- Attend lectures by distinguished Wharton School faculty and visiting corporate executives;
- Engage in challenging team-based assignments;
- And visit corporations and institutions in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Corporate site visits allow students to apply their learning in the context of the business environment and to meet rising and senior executives. Recent corporate site visits include McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Dow Advanced Materials, Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc., Goldman Sachs, UBS, Credit Suisse, DRAFT FCB, The World Bank, and BET.
LEADers also participate in numerous social activities throughout the program, including concerts, cultural tours, a community service project, and teambuilding programs. To view a recent LEAD Program at Wharton academic calendar, click here.
Application Policies and Procedures
Applications for the LEAD Program are coordinated through the national offices of the LEAD Program in Business, Inc. Need-based financial aid is available. For information on how to apply to the LEAD Program, please call 215.753.2490 or visit www.leadprogram.org.
For general information, see www.leadprogram.org.
For information about the application process, call 215.753.2490.
Directors of the LEAD Program at Wharton
LEAD Program at Wharton
Please note that participation in LEAD does not guarantee admission into Penn.