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 intermediate level course is designed for Drew undergraduate students, as well as visiting students from other colleges and universities. Students will register for ECON 281 Wall Street and the Economy, an 8-creidt course with two pre-requisite requirements, namely ECON 101 Economic Principles: Microeconomics and ECON 102 Economic Principles: Macroeconomics. Students who have not satisfied pre-requisite requirements may only register with instructor approval.

Program Dates

Thursday, May 24 – Friday, June 15, 2018

Class Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

No Class Meetings:
Monday, May 28, 2018 and
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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


Tuition for this 8-credit program is $5,768.


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. The American Council on Education named him as a fellow for the 2016-17 academic year.