MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY
SUMMER INSTITUTE

A rigorous and rewarding for-credit summer program for rising high school students.

The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a rigorous and rewarding for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors and a select number rising of high school juniors interested in exploring the integration of technological concepts and management principles.

Run by the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology in partnership with Penn Engineering and the Wharton School, M&TSI features classes taught by leading Penn faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, an intensive team prototyping project and other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation.

Highlights of M&TSI include:

  • Courses taught by full-time Wharton and Penn Engineering faculty
  • Attendees explore Penn’s business and engineering offerings, hearing guest lectures from prominent faculty recognized as leaders in their field
  • Students build and present a prototype and go-to-market plan for their own high-tech venture
  • Project presentations are evaluated by Penn faculty, receiving feedback from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors
  • Students participate in activities led by industry innovators such as Google IPO simulation led by Michael Grimes, Head of Global Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley
  • Attendees receive a full Penn college-course credit for successful completion of program

M&TSI 2020 will run July 5th-July 25th, 2020. Students must be available during the entirety of the program dates in order to successfully participate in the program.

For more information, please contact Wharton@summerdiscovery.com or call 516-621-3939

For more information, please contact Wharton@summerdiscovery.com or call 516-621-3939

OVERVIEW

M&TSI is an extremely rigorous, non-stop, fast-paced college course that introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for successfully linking technology and management concepts in just three weeks. By participating in coursework and other activities, M&TSI students will:

  • Learn from full-time Wharton and Penn Engineering faculty
  • Explore Penn’s business and engineering offerings, hearing guest lectures from prominent faculty recognized as leaders in their field
  • Build and present a prototype and go-to-market plan for their own high-tech venture
  • Recieve project feedback from Penn faculty, gaining insights from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors
  • Participate in activities led by industry innovators such as Google IPO simulation led by Michael Grimes, Head of Global Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley
  • Receive a full Penn college-course credit for successful completion of program
  • Learn about Penn and Philadelphia

M&TSI students live on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Evening and weekend activities include recreational and cultural trips designed to provide a truly East Coast and Ivy League experience.

Field Trip Sites

An important component of M&TSI is the opportunity for students to see firsthand the concepts they are learning in the classroom via real life companies. Below is a sampling of the companies that M&TSI students have visited (many include M&T alumni).

HOW TO APPLY

M&TSI selects 50-75 participants to attend the summer program. Selections are based on academic achievement, leadership in extracurricular activities (including school and non-school-based activities such as student government, community service, artistic and cultural, and athletic activities), and performance on standardized test scores (SAT, PSAT, or ACT).

M&TSI APPLICATION

The application is completed online, and is available now.

STUDENT QUOTES

“M&TSI taught me how to think the right way as an entrepreneur. The engineering labs/prototyping taught me valuable problem solving skills, and the business side taught me how to avoid common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to successfully position a business for market entry. It was a great introduction to entrepreneurship and M&T.”

More Student Quotes

“This was the first time I had ever been in an environment surrounded by equally smart students. It was incredible to be able to learn in an institution where I can learn not just from the professor but from the students around me.”

“I came home truly impressed with the amount of knowledge I gained in a period of 3 weeks. I could never have imagined learning so much in such a short period of time!”

“M&TSI exposed me to variety of different fields I didn’t know existed (like systems engineering) and made me realize that there are more paths out there I can pursue. M&TSI also gave me an intro foundation to some important skills engineering skills such as CAD and Arduino.”

“M&TSI was a very challenging academic course, from which I learned a lot. The three week session allowed me to meet some very influential people in my field, as well as meet and live with students at UPenn, and students like me, who wish to go to UPenn.”

“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 and teamwork.”

“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 in regards to the peers that surround a student. While the professors gave us much knowledge, the fellow students did almost as much – teaching about different ways of life, school and learning. Many served as inspiration to travel beyond traditional borders.”

“M&TSI gives students a great introduction to college academic life, especially as an M&T student. In addition, it taught me how to effectively mold multiple disciplines together to insure the most success. Specifically, I received an wide view of how components of both management and technology intersect to promote innovation.”

“M&TSI is a gateway to understanding how to entrepreneurially capitalize on emerging technology. With practical applications of the knowledge and experience with product development and creating a business model, students are able to visualize the world of integrated entrepreneurship and technology.”

“M&TSI taught me how to think the right way as an entrepreneur. The engineering labs/prototyping taught me valuable problem solving skills, and the business side taught me how to avoid common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to successfully position a business for market entry. It was a great introduction to entrepreneurship and M&T.”

“M&TSI was a great program for me to learn about the integration of management and technology, Penn, and the “work hard, play hard” philosophy. I met hardworking, insightful people and had a fun, yet intense, three weeks of being in a college environment.”

“M&TSI was one of the best three weeks that I had. I met so many brilliant, diverse people, and I learned a lot from them. Also, I’ve gained exposure and was introduced to so many new concepts.”

CONTACT US

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
The Larry Robbins House
3537 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-4145
E-mail: mgtech@seas.upenn.edu