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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:

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

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

Timeline and location

Fordham University | Rose Hill campus:
Hughes Hall, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
(accessible by D subway line and MetroNorth Railroad)

Site visit to finance firm is supervised; the entire group will take chartered Fordham University vans or public transportation together.

Summer program:

  • July 8-12, 2019

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 information for the summer 2019 program will be available in early 2019.
  • 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
  • We are unable to consider applications from international students at this time

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