Finance Institute: Wall Street in the Classroom

For High School Students

Get a head start on your study of finance.

The Gabelli School of Business introduces the Finance Institute, a new program geared toward high school students curious about the possibility of studying finance in their future.

This program could put you significantly ahead.

Program benefits:

  • Meet finance industry professionals
  • Learn finance fundamentals over the course of just a few weeks

Finance areas of focus:

  • Overview: Economics, Historical Perspective, Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Investments and Analysis: Stocks, Bonds, Investment Analysis Formulas
  • Alternative Investments: Commodities, Foreign Exchange/Currency, Hedge Funds, Private Equity
  • Investment and Risk Management: Derivatives, Asset Management/Asset Allocation, Risk Theories
  • Ethics: Market Manipulation, Industry Infractions
  • Current and Future Trends: Microfinance, Impact Investing


  • Jim Gannon, Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI)

Who should attend?

  • Any high school student interested in learning more about finance
  • Any high school student curious about managing his or her own finances
  • We are unable to consider applications from international students at this time

Timeline and location

Summer program:

  • July 9-13, 2018

Please note: Participants are responsible for finding their own housing arrangements for the duration of this program. This is a commuter-based experience and campus housing is not available.


  • Registration is closed at this time
  • Registration requests received before April 1 will receive priority
  • Note: This program does not carry academic credit and is not a substitute for FNBU 3221 or any other courses offered by Fordham University

Program Fees

  • A $50 deposit is required when applying to the program
  • The program cost is $750 total ($700 remaining after $50 deposit). The fee balance and signed program agreement form are due within one (1) week of 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 issued between May 1 and May 31, inclusive
  • Program fee is non-refundable beginning June 1