Aggies on Wall Street – Curriculum

Aggies on Wall Street’s curriculum is comprised of a specific series of courses and an internship.

In order to earn a Certificate in Investment Banking, students should have successfully concluded the sequence of 3-credit hour courses below.

Prescribed Coursework

By the end of their sophomore year:

  • ACCT 327: Financial Reporting I
  • FINC 341: Business Finance
  • FINC 466: Wall Street, Investment Banking, and the Financial Markets (Class preparing for and including the 2-week New York trip in May of their sophomore year. Subject to available funding, scholarships will be granted to each student enrolled in this course.)

Students are encouraged to have a rich summer experience during the period following the New York trip until the start of their summer course(s).

During the month of August between their sophomore and junior year:

FINC 361: Managerial Finance I (Mini-mester boot camp course)

During or before the fall of their junior year:

  • FINC 351: Investment Analysis
  • FINC 465: Seminar in Investment Banking (Mini-mester boot camp course focused on preparing students for interviews)

During or before the spring of their junior year:

  • ACCT 328: Financial Reporting II
  • FINC 443: Valuation or FINC 427: Titans of Investing
  • FINC 449: Financial Modeling

In the fall of their junior year or before, students should also have earned their Bloomberg® Certification.

Beyond their coursework, AOWS’s students are expected to keep abreast of current economic and financial news, form an opinion on such news, as well as regularly read books among those recommended by the Director of the program.

Internship

Students of the program are expected to successfully complete an internship between their junior and senior years in an investment banking firm/division of a financial institution or in a private equity fund, preferably in New York. Students will write a paper on their internship experience.

Important note on internships: Aggies on Wall Street does not provide any internship to students (nor any full-time position). The program prepares students for the recruiting processes to the best of its abilities, in some cases facilitating introductions or recommending candidates to recruiters, and assists the students when necessary and possible. However, students will be solely responsible for their interactions with potential employers and securing their internship.

Please contact Lauren Welford, AOWS’s Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor, for questions on the AOWS curriculum: lwelford@mays.tamu.edu

Click here for an Overview of the program

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