KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy – Finance

The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Global Young Leaders Academy – Finance is the latest addition to the successful KWHS summer program. An alternative to the existing GYLA sessions that teach business and entrepreneurship, this latest module launched in 2019 provides current high school students from around the globe with a two-week summer experience at Wharton focusing on finance and investment. With the guidance of Wharton faculty and PhD students, participants will explore all aspects of finance, from the time value of money and corporate finance, to ethics and investment decision-making. Students will trade on Wharton’s Online Trading & Investment Simulator — using real-world market data without risking real money — and develop and deliver a team-based investment project. In addition to rigorous course work, GYLA students collaborate closely in smaller teams, experience campus life, develop relationships with classmates from around the world, and discover Philadelphia and other local destinations.

About Us

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS)

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) — is an online resource located at kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu with the mission to provide high school students and educators around the world with a deeper understanding of business and personal finance and to equip them with the skills to excel in the global marketplace. We are part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a world leader in business education.

The Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 18,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 98,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.


Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders Academy