It's a Small World: Global Finance & Trade in the 21st Century

For High School Students

Get a head start on your study of finance.

The Gabelli School of Business is pleased to announce a brand new finance program.  This program is designed for students interested in learning more about global financial markets and global investment opportunities.

Program benefits

  • Learn global finance fundamentals over the course of just one week
  • Get exclusive access to a global firm and interact with top business executives in NYC

Global Finance areas of focus

  • Overview: History of the post-war era to globalization
  • Foreign Exchange (F/X): The gold standard, fiat currency, F/X markets
  • Global Finance: Investing in foreign stocks, managing a multinational business, and attracting foreign investment
  • Global Trade: Trade imbalances. tariffs, and effects on the global economy
  • Future Trends: Globalization (positive and negatives), emerging markets and Brexit


  • Jim Gannon, Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI)

Who should attend?

  • Any high school student interested in learning more about global finance.
  • Any high school student curious about managing his or her own finances

Timeline and location

  • July 11-July 15
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1.5 hr lunch break)
  • The program will be offered in a hybrid format. Students will be able to choose whether they attend in person at the Rose Hill campus or online.


Note: This program does not carry academic credit and is not a substitute for FNBU 3444, FNBU 4450 or any other courses offered by Fordham University

Program Fees

A $50 deposit is required when applying to the program 

The program cost is $1000 ($950 remaining after $50 deposit).  The fee balance and signed program agreement are due within one (1) week of the notification of acceptance to the program.

A limited number of need-based discounts are available and can be requested via the standard application.  Need-based discount applications must be submitted by April 1.

Refund Policy

  • Program fee and deposit are fully refundable prior to May 1
  • 80% refund will be issues between May 1-May 31, inclusive
  • Program fee is non-refundable beginning June 1