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 will again offer a program for students interested in global financial markets and investment opportunities.

Program benefits

  • Learn finance fundamentals from a global perspective over the course of one week.
  • Guest speakers from top finance companies and recent Gabelli School of Business alumni visit the classroom.

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)
  • Former Wall Street Global Equity Trader

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 8-July 12 (Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (1.5 hr lunch break).
  • The program will be offered in a hybrid format. You will elect to attend in person or remotely when submitting your application.


  • It's a Small World: Global Finance & Trade in the 21st Century Registration for the summer program will be available in January 2024.
  • Registration requests received before April 1 will receive priority.
  • International students are eligible to apply to attend virtually.
  • The University does not provide on-campus housing options for this program.

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 $100 deposit is required when applying to the program
  • The program cost is $1100 total ($1000 remaining after the $100 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

  • The program fee and deposit are fully refundable before May 1.
  • 80% refund will be issued between May 1-May 31, inclusive.
  • The program fee is non-refundable beginning June 1.