Intensive College-Level Business Program at the Wharton School
Sponsored by the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer program for select rising high school seniors who want an introduction to a world-class undergraduate business education. It’s a coveted opportunity to hone your leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Since 1999, LBW has attracted students from six continents and nearly every state.
LBW offers a premiere college-level experience. You will learn about leadership in 21st-century organizations through a dynamic and rigorous mix of classes and lectures. Over the course of the four-week program, LBW allows you to experience fast-paced learning with Wharton professors and business leaders complemented by company site visits and team-building activities that enhance your leadership fluency and potential.
The application opens on November 23, 2018.
Residential Tuition: $7,995
“Being at LBW was like seeing the entire world at once.”
“I appreciated any time we had to spend with the friends we made during the program. Whether it be six flags, team dinners, downtown dinners or free time, I enjoyed it all.”
“I really enjoyed spending a month at Penn through the camp. Thank you once again for the amazing opportunity.”
“The LBW program exceeded Eric’s expectations and the coordination and care we received from the JKCP staff was excellent too. Thank you for a great summer experience!”
SCHEDULE OF A DAY
21st Century Leadership Skills
In today’s rapidly changing and increasingly global landscape, business leaders need to be more flexible, knowledgeable and resilient than ever before. Leadership in the Business World at Wharton introduces you to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for exercising effective leadership. Team-building, site visits, guest speakers and more!
Attend lectures and presentations from outstanding Wharton faculty and guest speakers. Previous professors have included Tina Wells, Anita Gelburd, Anne Greenhalgh, Lori Rosenkopf, Pete Fader and many more. The professors at the University of Pennsylvania summer program are engaging and looking to lay a good educational foundation you can carry with you through high school and into your college careers.
You will visit business enterprises and speak with successful leaders across the industries of finance, entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate, retail and more. These leaders, from various fields, will speak to you about their career path and the skills that helped them get to where they are today. The speakers tend to be interactive and pass along sage advice which can help you understand more about the business world. They hail from startups to fortune 500 companies.
Throughout the Wharton summer program, you will also receive coaching on communication and team-building skills from six upper-level Wharton undergraduates who serve as Resident Team Advisors (RTAs). The RTAs are traditionally rising sophomores who have been handpicked by the Wharton undergraduate division to help lead the program.
AT LEADERSHIP IN THE BUSINESS WORLD YOU WILL:
The Wharton School
The Wharton School is the business school at the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Wharton was established in 1881 and was the first business school in the United States. Currently, U.S. News & World Report ranks Wharton’s undergraduate program #1, regarding it as one of the world’s top institutions for business education.
LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
A historic Ivy League university. Located in the heart of Philadelphia. During the summer, the UPenn campus is filled with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professors; giving you the real collegiate experience.
International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.
Trips & Activities. There is always something to do when class is over: movies, tours, events, going to the gym and more. Campus is surrounded by dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. And Sundays are for exploring the Philadelphia region.
2019 DATES & PRICES
July 7 – August 3
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