Semester on Wall Street


Wall Street

This 8-credit program is offered every spring. Classes begin mid-January and end in early May. Students will travel to New York City for classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Spring semester applications are due by October 10. 

An interview with the program director will be scheduled for finalists as part of the application process.



Travel beyond Drew to New York City, the nerve center of the U.S. economy and, to a large extent, the world’s. Alongside your faculty advisor, you will move beyond the classroom and examine economics in a real life context through visits to different parts of the capital of the finance world and meetings with financial power players.


Rethink the fundamental mechanics and economics of Wall Street. Why is Wall Street’s influence so vast - and how did it come to be this way? What do the fluctuations in exchanges and markets mean to the average person and society? See how your classroom lessons apply directly to life outside of Drew. Discover the intricacies of the finance world, and rediscover your own unique lens of analyzing different economics issues.


Explore New York’s financial world up close! Hear from the people who make the major money decisions, execute the trades, manage the funds, plan the mergers, and regulate the activity. Take a critical, inside look at the operations of Wall Street. Learn the economics behind transactions, explore the district’s history, and discuss key ethical and moral issues.


The Wall Street Semester connects Drew students to the financial district through professionals who work in the financial world and visits to places that are integral to the U.S. economy. These key experiences will help you develop your own deeper understanding of the role of Wall Street and financial institutions within the larger economy, as well as an appreciation for topics and controversies affecting New York’s financial sector and beyond. Create your own foundation for a future in the finance world.