Learn What It Takes to Win in the Business of Sports
Sports is a multi-billion dollar business — and growing. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) present the Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA), imparting key insights to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in sports business leadership careers.
Learn core business topics as they intersect with the sports industry:
- International Business
Students have a rare chance to engage with industry leaders and discuss the essentials of a successful sports organization. Guest speakers include world-renowned Wharton faculty as well as sports agents, broadcast network executives, brand marketers and professional team executives.
The Wharton Sports Business Academy encourages leadership development through collaborative teamwork. Teams tackle case studies and create business plans for a new sports-focused business — all under the leadership of Penn’s finest.
This application has a rolling admissions timeline. We recommend applying as soon as possible.
Residential Tuition: $7,995
“I enjoyed the experience along with the academic challenge, the new connections I made and the welcoming environment that JKCP has created! This has been the best 4 weeks of my life!”
“I wanted to thank you, for all the summers of guidance and friendship, along with the tennis, golf and now Wharton Business Sports program, that you have provided for my children.”
“This has been the best four weeks of my life without a shadow of a doubt. When I arrived I was scared but everyone was so cool and friendly. I will never forget this life changing experience.”
SCHEDULE OF A DAY
LEARN SPORTS BUSINESS FROM THE PROS
Mornings will be spent attending classes at the Wharton School. You will be learning from professors and other leading sports business academics who are known for their ability to condense difficult concepts into easily understandable ones with enthusiasm, making the material come to life.
Afternoons will be spent learning from and meeting with some of the most respected leaders in the sports industry in both the classroom and at sports facilities.
Past trips have included visits to:
- Under Armour Headquarters
- M&T Bank Stadium
- Nationals Park
- Citi Field
- Red Bull Arena
- MetLife Stadium
- USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
- Citizens Bank Park
- Talen Energy Stadium
- Wells Fargo Center
- Lincoln Financial Field
- Comcast headquarters
AT THE WHARTON SPORTS BUSINESS ACADEMY 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. Wharton is widely regarded as one of the world’s top institutions for business education and, currently, U.S. News & World Report ranks Wharton’s undergraduate program #1.
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
June 23 – July 20
HOW TO APPLY
BEHIND THE SCENES
THE FEMALE EXPERIENCE AT WSBA
WSBA Business Plans
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