Aggies on Wall Street – Curriculum

Aggies on Wall Street’s curriculum is comprised of a specific series of courses and a relevant internship during the summer prior to graduation.

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

By the time AOWS students apply for internships, 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 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, if possible, in-person, meeting and engaging with numerous 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 students are expected to keep abreast of current economic and financial news, form opinions on such information, as well as regularly read books recommended by the Director of the program. Furthermore, students, throughout their three years in the program, will have multiple opportunities to interact with industry professionals invited to speak to the students.

Internships

Students in 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 private equity fund. Students will write a paper on their internship experience. It is expected that students will receive a full-time employment offer from their summer internship employer.

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

Please contact Lori Donnell, Assistant Program Director, for questions on the AOWS curriculum:  ldonnell@mays.tamu.edu

Click here for an Overview of the program

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