Wharton’s summer programs for high school students provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore your interest in business.
KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy
Organized by Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), the Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) is an intensive two-week summer program for a select group of international high school students who are currently in 9th to 12th grades. The program introduces students to entrepreneurship and other business concepts, and allows them time to become immersed in the U.S. culture. The two-week experience features Wharton faculty presentations, in-depth learning from high school teachers in the KWHS network, residential activities, field trips, community service, and relationship building with other teens. GYLA draws its content from hundreds of engaging KWHS lesson plans and online business journal articles.
Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) is a three-week program introducing youth of diverse backgrounds to key areas of business. First established at Wharton in 1980 and reflecting a long-standing commitment to developing business leaders through business education, the LEAD program has developed a global presence with sister programs hosted at universities around the world.
Leadership in the Business World
Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer pre-college program for rising high school seniors who want an introduction to the fundamentals of leadership in business. This four-week summer program features classes at Wharton, company site visits, and activities designed to give students opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century business organizations.
Management & Technology Summer Institute
The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a for-credit summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. The Institute features classes taught by leading Wharton faculty and successful entrepreneurs, as well as laboratory experience, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, intensive team projects, and other activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technological innovation. Sponsored jointly by The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton Moneyball Academy
Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This program focuses on using data to make deep discoveries in sports with a focus on becoming a data driven decision maker. Instruction will focus on fundamentals of statistical thinking, real applications employed by statistics professionals in sports analytics and an introduction to statistical programming languages In addition to learning statistical reasoning and key data analysis skills, students will be primed to be a leader in an increasingly data driven economy. Topics include introductory statistics (including graphical and numerical summaries of data), basic probability theory, statistical reasoning and regression analysis by examining sports stats.
Wharton Sports Business Academy
Sponsored by the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This program will examine how various academic disciplines, such as management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic, and professional sports enterprises.