||Management & Technology Summer Institute
Management & Technology Summer Institute2018-11-12T15:31:37+00:00

Project Description


The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a college credit program at the University of Pennsylvania, available to high school seniors and a select group of juniors interested in the integration of technological concepts and management principles.

Run by the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, a dual-degree program sponsored by Penn Engineering and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. M&TSI explores engineering and business disciplines to encourage the technology-driven leaders of the future. Through technological prototype development and complex problem solving, you will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to successfully integrate technology and business concepts.

The M&TSI Program features daily classes taught by Penn faculty and successful entrepreneurs. Students are given the opportunity to uncover and practice the principles of technological innovation through hands-on learning with intensive team projects, field trips to companies and research/development facilities, and other on-campus activities, all while living on Penn’s historic campus.

Location: University of Pennsylvania
Grades: Rising 11th – 12th
(Ages: 17 – 18)
Program Dates: July 7 – July 27
Session Length: 3 Weeks
College Credit

The application opens on December 14, 2018.

Residential Tuition: $7,000


Students Accepted to Program
Continents Students Come From
Departments Combined to Create M&TSI
Wharton Business School Locations Worldwide

“M&TSI gives students a new perspective on how management and technology can be integrated together. Through this program, students can experience firsthand the thrills of the innovation process.”

MTSI Student

“M&TSI is an experience that not only introduces students to the technical aspects of business and engineering, but also provides a unique educational experience.”

M&TSI Student

“M&TSI is a gateway to understanding how to entrepreneurially capitalize on emerging technology.”


“The engineering lectures helped me understand the different types of engineering fields and allowed me to pinpoint what I wanted to learn in the future.”



  • 8:15am Breakfast

  • 9:00am Morning Class

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 1:00pm Afternoon Class

  • 4:00pm Afternoon Activity

  • 6:00pm Dinner

  • 7:00pm Project Work Time

The Intersection of Management & Technology

The Management & Technology Summer Institute is an extremely rigorous, non-stop, fast-paced college credit summer course that introduces high school students to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for successfully linking technology and management concepts in just three weeks.

Site Visits

Another important component of M&TSI is the opportunity for you to see firsthand the concepts you will be learning in the classroom via real-world companies. In the past, M&TSI students have visited Morgan Stanley, Radiate Media, The Bressler Group, The Neat Company, Dreamit Ventures, First Round Capital, Harlem Biospace and more. Many of the companies we visit employ M&T graduates.


The principal instructors for M&TSI are Penn professors Jeffrey Babin and Sid Deliwala. Other faculty members from both the Wharton School and Penn Engineering also participate in M&TSI. You will hear from the Dean of Penn Engineering and the Vice Dean of the Wharton School as well as the Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Penn and M&T alumni are also guest speakers throughout the program.

You will also learn from and interact with current Penn undergraduates who serve as Residential Teaching Assistants (RTAs) and live on campus to serve as a resource for academic and extra-curricular activities.



The engineering summer program for high school students is sponsored by The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, affectionately called the M&T Program. It is the oldest coordinated dual degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. The Program combines academics from two phenomenal Penn assets, Penn Engineering and the Wharton School, into one unique educational experience. This combination enables students not only to understand engineering and business concepts, but also to understand the integration of the two and how this intersection distinctively shapes our world.


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.


 July 7 – July 27

  • College Credit
  • Program materials and course supplies
  • Lab fees
  • Program activities and weekly off-campus trips
  • Rooming at Penn
  • All on-campus meals
  • Evening activities
  • Weekend trips

  • Non-refundable application fee: $75
  • Early arrival student package: $250
  • Optional services such as linen
  • Meals during weekend trips and off-campus weekday dinners

Students arrive on Sunday, July 7, and depart on Saturday, July 27.

In order to complete an application for admission, students are required to submit the following:

  • Basic application information using our registration form
  • Application fee ($75, paid via credit card, this fee is nonrefundable)
  • Short answer questions (required, descriptions for extracurricular activities, what you do for fun, honors and awards)
  • Essay (required, Topic: “In 500 words or less, describe a problem you solved using your technical and/or business creativity and skills.”)
  • School information (name, address, phone, type, guidance counselor information, GPA, class rank, etc.)
  • Academic transcript including Fall grades (required, we only accept official transcripts)
  • School profile (required unless unavailable)
  • Letters of recommendation (we require two letters, the first must be written by a math or science teacher, the second may be written by a current or recent teacher, school administrator, employer or mentor, or director of extracurricular activities)
  • Standardized test scores (required, SAT or ACT, PSAT may be considered)
  • TOEFL – International students who do not receive academic instruction in English will be required to show competency in English by submitting TOEFL results.
  • Financial aid application (required, if applicable)

Application Opens: December 14, 2018

Application Closes: February 22, 2019

Decision Date: April 12, 2019




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