Drew University

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 seniors.

The program is offered at two levels concurrently: “Principles of Financial Markets”, an introductory course, and “Wall Street and the Economy”, an intermediate course which requires completion of Econ 101 or Econ 202.  The instructor will determine your placement once you have applied for admission to the course.

Session I

June 8 – 26, 2015

BST 101-X   Principles of Financial Markets
ECON 281-X   Wall Street and the Economy

Session II

July 13 – 31, 2015

BST 101-X2   Principles of Financial Markets
ECON 281-X2 Wall Street and the Economy

Class schedule

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Morning classes are held at ITAC (39 Broadway, Suite 1110 about two blocks from the MTA Rector Street subway stop). Afternoon trips are generally to locations within walking distance from the classroom in the financial district.


Marc Tomljanovich
Professor and Chair 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.