Experience Finance at the Academy
The field of finance is booming unlike ever before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that the demand for financial advice is increasing will cause a 23% increase in employment of financial analysts from 2010-2020. Eight out of Twenty of CNN’s “Best Jobs for Fast Growth” were in the finance and economic sector. The Academy strives to give students a comprehensive overview of finance and investments through the following initiatives:
- Classroom lectures taught by prestigious faculty members
- Real time simulated training at the Wasserman Trading Floor of Baruch College’s Financial Services Center workshops to help understand the foundations and components of finance
- Exploration of various business professions through panels, field trips and guest presenters
- Site visits to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and various international banks and corporations
- Networking events and student social programming
Components of the Program
- Student Advisement and College Counseling: The Global Finance and Economics Academy gives students the tools to succeed in the college admissions process including: academic advisement, career advice, assistance with researching, identifying and applying to college, and understanding undergraduate majors and course selection. Students will develop key navigation skills to identify programs and courses to continue their development.
- Leadership Development: The Academy teaches students leadership theories and tactics that will prepare them excel as leaders and take on leadership roles in the future.
- Networking Events: Networking allows students to develop and continue to refine their interpersonal skills. By building relationships in their areas of interest, students are able to obtain additional information about the paths to success in the business world.
- Practical Skills Workshops: Students will participate in workshops covering topics such as the preparation of résumés and cover letters, interviewing, and networking. The Academy will also include workshops emphasizing such practical skills as preparing for and taking exams, speaking up in class, taking effective notes, time management and key facts students should know about making the transition from high school to college.
- SAT Prep: SAT preparation is a component of the program that includes skills review, test-taking strategies and tips, practice exercises and simulated tests. The content of the lessons will include critical reading (reading comprehension, sentence completion and paragraph-length critical reading), math (number and operations, algebra and functions, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis), and writing (grammar, usage, word choice and essay).
A Selection of Global Finance and Investments Topics Covered:
1 International Business Principles
The first course of the Academy allows students to explore a range of topics that provide a foundation for the field of international business. Students will study the views of different countries around the world as they tackle a range of topics including foreign exchange, global sourcing, and import and export policies. Cultural, political, and economic factors are addressed when exploring the business interest of different countries.
2 Wealth Management
Ever wonder how to manage money? This course will teach you how to build and manage an investment portfolio as well as how to assess ricks, allocate money, and advise on minimizing estate and income taxes.
3 Global Issues in Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
This course examines how business practices vary throughout the world on an individual basis and a government basis.
4 Intercultural Communication
Cultural behavioral patterns are important factors in determining the communication styles of businesses in different countries. Non-verbal and verbal communication is explored at length.
5 Investment Banking
This course will introduce the exciting field of investment banking including industry trends, statistical data, and career opportunities that exist within the field.
6 Law and International Business
An introduction to legal systems and how such systems affect the global economy. Course topics include jurisdiction, nationalization, and international arbitration.
7 International Markets
Business strategies vary from country to country based on history, scope, and current political climates. This course allows students to learn how socio-cultural factors influence a nation’s business policies.
*Course material is subject to change.