Wall Street Summer Program

Wall Street Summer Program

The financial markets have far-reaching influence, but exactly how do the day-to-day operations of Wall Street impact our economy?  Spend your summer at behind-the-scenes visits to securities firms, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Securities and Exchange Commission and you will be able to answer that question.

Learn the relation between the financial system and local, national, and global economies. Study the institutions and operations of financial markets, and their roles in channeling credit and financing new investments. Discuss the financial history and ethical dimensions of Wall Street and its relation to macroeconomic policy.

Drew’s distinguished faculty will introduce you to guest speakers from the finance industry, government regulatory agencies, as well as institutional investors, shareholder activists, academics and nonprofit agencies.

Course Information

This 8-credit course is designed for undergraduate students (including visiting students from other colleges and universities), rising college freshmen, and rising high school juniors and seniors.

The program will be offered twice during the summer term:

  • Session I: Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 16, 2017 (This session is full. We are accepting waitlist applications only.)
  • Session II: Monday, June 19 – Friday, July 7, 2017 (No Classes on Tuesday, July 4th)

Class Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Morning lectures are held at LMHQ (150 Broadway,20th Floor, New York, NY 10038). Afternoon trips are generally at locations in the financial district within walking distance from the classroom.

View the syllabus for this course on Google Drive


Marc Tomljanovich
Professor of Economics & Business

Dr. Tomljanovich received his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1998. His research focuses on applied macroeconomic issues, including the impact of monetary policy structures on financial markets, the influence policymakers have on regional and national economic growth, and the effects of options listings on underlying financial instruments. His work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, and Contemporary Economic Policy. In 2006 Dr. Tomljanovich was the recipient of a National Sciences Foundation grant that helped fund an annual national workshop for macroeconomics research at liberal arts colleges.

GianDomencio Sarolli
Assistant Professor of Economics & Business

Dr. Sarolli received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2010. He also holds a M.S. in Quantitative Finance from Universita’ Bocconi in Milan, Italy, which was granted in 2003. His research focuses on computational macroeconomics and finance, studying the relationship of asset prices and economic dynamics. In particular he is interested in the relationship between business cycles and stock trading. He is also working on laboratory experiments that look at investing behavior.   Dr. Sarolli previously worked at J.P. Morgan in New York, in their Futures and Options group before moving to Italy in 2000 to continue his studies.