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.
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.
June 8 – 26, 2015
BST 101-X Principles of Financial Markets
ECON 281-X Wall Street and the Economy
July 13 – 31, 2015
BST 101-X2 Principles of Financial Markets
ECON 281-X2 Wall Street and the Economy
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.