Aggies on Wall Street – Curriculum

Aggies on Wall Street’s curriculum is comprised of a specific series of courses and a relevant internship during their last summer before graduation.

Students are strongly encouraged to also have an internship in a corporate setting during the summer following their admission to the program.

By the time AOWS students apply to potential employers, they should have successfully completed a battery of rigorous finance classes (FINC 351, FINC 361, FINC 381, FINC 465) and honed their resume writing and interviewing skills.

In the spring following their admission to the program, AOWS students seriously interested in beginning their careers in New York may apply to take FINC 466, which includes a unique two-week trip to New York, virtually or in-person if possible, meeting a large number of Wall Street professionals at leading firms.

Over the span of the three-year program, students will learn advanced finance concepts encompassing the following themes:

  • Global financial systems and role of main financial institutions
  • Investment banking firms, private equity funds, and hedge funds
  • Investments, risk and return
  • Corporate finance
  • Analysis of financial statements
  • Valuation of companies
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Financial modeling
  • Mergers and acquisitions

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. Furthermore, students, throughout their three years in the program, will have multiple opportunities to exchange with industry professionals invited to speak to them.

Internships

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/asset management or in a private equity fund. Students will write a paper on their internship experience. It is expected that the students will receive a return offer for a full-time position upon graduation.

Important note on internships: Aggies on Wall Street does not provide any internship to students (nor any full-time position). The program prepares its students for the recruiting processes and assists them to the best of its abilities. Even though the program may facilitate their introduction to certain employers, students will be solely responsible for their interactions with potential employers and for securing their internship(s) and full-time position.

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

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